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Edie Quick (left) and Elaine Miller with morning tea at the Movie Day. Image: contributed

Maclean Lower Clarence Hospital Auxiliary

The members of the Maclean Lower Clarence Hospital Auxiliary have neen very busy during the last couple of weeks. First there was the Movie Day on September 12 when almost sixty people enjoyed a delicious morning tea followed by the newly released film, “Downton Abbey”, raising a total of $1066.00. Thank you to cinema owner, Debbie, for providing this delightful movie and to members for supplying the morning tea.

The Lamington Drive was very successful with hard working members creating 213 dozen lamingtons which raised $1560. Thank you to Joy Lauder and her husband, Ian, for the use of their home.

The monthly meeting was held on September 16 with vice-president Margaret Annand in the chair. A new member, Tracey Mather, was warmly welcomed. General manager, Dan Madden, reported that the Emergency Department has been 8% busier than last year. He congratulated the fire service for their great work fighting the bushfires and reported that the foundations for the new helipad have been laid.

The correspondence included a number of donations all of which were very much appreciated. The money raised for the ultrasound machine is now over $100,000.

Although less than forty people attended the games afternoon on Friday September 20, those present had lots of fun playing a variety of games. Thank you to secretary Trish for organising the afternoon and supplying most of the games. Thank you, also, to visitor, Adam Bowes, for his singing and to members for the lovely afternoon tea.

The auxiliary will have a stall at the Maclean Markets on Saturday October 12.

The next meeting will be held on Monday October 21 at 2pm in the conference room of Community Health at Maclean District Hospital. New members are welcome.

Maggie Combley