Deniliquin Naponda Hospital Auxiliary's annual general meeting will be held today.July 22, 2014 3:15am
Deniliquin Naponda Hospital Auxiliary is seeking interested community members to join its committee and assist in supporting Deniliquin Hospital.
With its membership drive in full force, members are encouraging all interested to attend the group’s annual general meeting today.
The auxiliary raises funds to purchase equipment and upgrades for the hospital, with the new maternity ward and oncology units getting particular attention in recent years.
Its main fundraisers are the Naponda Community Store in Cressy St and the monthly Farmers’ Market, both supporting local producers.
Other Naponda fundraisers have contributed more than $60,000 towards the Deniliquin Hospital over the past two years.
‘‘The store was established with Red Gum Funding from the Department of Environment Trust, enabling the community to establish other revenue streams in the economic downturn following the closure of the forests to logging,’’ store manager Pam Ellerman said.
‘‘Naponda also viewed this as a means of productive activity for locals with both a financial and social benefit individually and to the community.
‘‘Some 60 home businesses, including the Menshed members, have benefited to the extent of $47,000 this year with an estimated economic benefit to the town of almost $500,000.
‘‘The ultimate aim is donating funds stemming from surplus profit to the hospital in the coming year.’’
The Naponda Farmers’ Market is held the second Saturday of each month on the lawns adjacent the Peppin Heritage Centre and adds another ‘‘string to the bow’’.
‘‘All profits from the market go to the hospital as well providing the community with products from the farm,’’ Mrs Ellerman said.
‘‘Preserves, biscuits, bread, fabulous fresh vegetables, sumptuous meats and delicious wines can be found together with honey and other sweet and savoury fare.
‘‘Entertainment, by local performers is enjoyed by all. Breakfast and brunch is cooked to tantalise the taste buds and coffee and soup offered.’’
Naponda Auxiliary thanks all producers and volunteers for their support and extends thanks to SunRice, Deniliquin Fishing Club and Deniliquin Creative Writers for valuable contributions in 2014.
Anyone wishing to join the auxiliary can contact secretary Cleone McAllister on 5881
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