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The United Hospital Auxiliary – Grafton Branch

The Grafton Branch of the United Hospital Auxiliary held their February meeting on Monday 22. It was with great delight our president Alba Linklater has been selected by her peer`s in the community as The Clarence Electorate “Woman of the Year”. Congratulations Alba and best wishes in the NSW Women of the Year awards to take place in Sydney. Members of the U.H.A. wish Alba well in this venture. New members Carol Dunn and Jason Connors were welcomed. The gift shop in the hospital run by the Hospital Auxiliary are pleased to advise patron`s that we are again selling chutneys, relish, jam, pickles and sauces after a brief period we were unable to get supplies. These are being made by local resident Janet Brauman. From reports we have received from purchasers, all are advising they are very happy with these products. Why not call in when you are next in the area and buy a jar, I`m sure you will not be disappointed. The gift shop is open to the public, patients and staff with lots of gift ideas available. The shop hours are 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday. Make a note in your diary to reserve the date of Wednesday May 4 for the U.H.A. Mother`s Day Morning Tea. This is one of our main fund raising functions held each year to raise money to purchase extra, vital equipment for our local hospital. Raffle tickets are available on the day or may be bought from the gift shop inside the hospital on ground level. Tombolas, lucky door, in house raffles and entertainment make it a great day out. Cost is $6 per person. Crazy Whist will not be held in March but will again be held in April. If you have any queries regarding Crazy Whist call 6643 3818. The next monthly meeting will be held on 3rd Monday instead of the fourth due to Easter Monday being a public holiday. Meeting date is Monday March 21, commencing at 1pm and held in the Education Centre at the rear of the hospital. Following the meeting afternoon tea is provided. New members will be made most welcome. Elizabeth Holdway