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L-R Maclean Lower Clarence Hospital Auxiliary president Sandra Bradbury and secretary, Rita Nutt receive a cheque donation of $5,000 from president of the Maclean Patchwork and Quilters, Val Wright. The quilt behind the ladies was also donated to the auxiliary to assist with their ongoing fundraising efforts. Image: Lynne Mowbray

Patchwork and Quilters gift to Hospital Auxiliary

Lynne Mowbray|

The Maclean Patchwork and Quilters group have presented a cheque for $5000 to the Maclean Lower Clarence Hospital Auxiliary, at a presentation morning tea, last week.

The money was raised from the quilter’s recent annual zone gathering in September, which was hosted by the Maclean Patchwork and Quilters group, at the Raymond Laurie Centre in Yamba.

The gathering was attended by around 180 quilters representing 35 groups.

Each year there is a charity which benefits from the day and this year’s charity was the Maclean Lower Clarence Hospital Auxiliary for the purpose of raising money towards an ultrasound machine.

President of the Maclean Lower Clarence Hospital Auxiliary Sandra Bradbury said that they have been raising the money for the new ultrasound machine since November last year.

“We’ve now raised $110,000 which includes the $5000 from the quilters,” Sandra said.

“We thank the ladies very much for their donation.

“They are very talented and considering it’s only a small community, the money they raise for all the different charities, is just amazing.

“The ultrasound machine is $148,000, that’s if it doesn’t go up in the meantime, so we’re well on the way – so that’s a lot of cake making and stalls.

“It’s a lot of hard work, but we enjoy it, otherwise we wouldn’t do it,” she said.

At the end of the cheque presentation, the patchwork and quilters group also presented the auxiliary with a quilt, to assist with extra fundraising efforts.