Last week’s Annual Soup Day from the Young Hospital Auxiliary was once again a resounding success.
Every year, the Hospital Auxiliary hold a Soup Day as part of their fundraising for the Young Hospital. Hospital Auxiliary President Janice Ward says she is honoured to lead the band of members who so generously cook and donate all the soups, slices and cakes for the day every year. “This year, members wanted to add savoury morsels and so there was even more cooking - mini sausage rolls, quiches and puffs – just beautiful food cooked with love, thanks to their dedication and hard work.”
A record crowd helped raise over $3000 on the day, which goes towards items on the Hospital’s wish list. “We have many people who regularly attend to enjoy the food and a good chat, but new faces were also among the crowd, which resulted in a record number of people through the door - 173!” said President Janice Ward.
There was plenty of community support, with raffle donations from regular donors Harvey Norman and Robert Donges from IGA. South West Fuel donated a $100 fuel voucher. Sue Moriarty won the soup maker and vegetables and Merv Heskett won the South West Fuel voucher.
Sunnyside Bakery, Bakers Delight and Wilders donated breads, while Hilltops Council donated $400. Soups and slices were also donated by members of the public. “We are fortunate that the community supports us so well, as any medical equipment is so expensive,” said President Janice Ward.
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