The Broken Hill Hospital Kiosk Auxiliary has finished 2017 on a high by winning for the second year in a row a prestigious award that recognises the significant amount of money it donates to the Broken Hill Hospital to buy equipment.
The Kiosk Auxiliary has won its second Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO Trophy for the most money raised for a rural health service.
The Award was announced at the recent United Hospital Auxiliaries (UHA) State Conference held at Tweeds Heads. It is awarded for the most money raised, gross, for a Rural Facility with less than 100 beds.
The Kiosk Auxiliary donated $176,000 to the Broken Hill Hospital for the year 2016-2017, an increase of $45,000 over what it donated for the year 2015-2016, being $131,000.
Kiosk Auxiliary President, Betty Sammut, said she was surprised that the Auxiliary had won the award for the second year in a row.
“I was really surprised to receive this prestigious Award again and I thank all the Kiosk volunteers and the Kiosk Executive for their hard work which results in our donations to the Hospital,” said Ms Sammut.
“I think I speak for everyone involved in the Kiosk when I say we are proud to be part of the Hospital and the donations help the hospital and every member of our community”.
If anyone would like to volunteer at the Kiosk please call in to see Betty on Tuesday mornings after 10am. Please note the Kiosk will be closed for their annual holiday after 15 December and reopening on 15 January 2018. Alternatively, inquiries can be made with the Far West LHD Volunteer Manager, Mary Leehane on 08 8080 1256.
BH Kiosk Auxiliary President, Betty Sammut, with the two trophies.