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Coffs Pink Auxiliary Is In A Bit Of A Pickle

Mar 13, 2020

Coffs Harbour Health Campus’ Pink Auxiliary is in a bit of a pickle… they desperately need volunteers.

Auxiliary President Helen Mears said she would welcome with open arms retirees who want to help out at the hospital, especially in the volunteer group’s popular café.

The cafeteria needs sandwich makers, and lots of them, to meet public demand.

The current shortage of volunteers not only impacts on the group’s ability to cater to the gastronomic needs of its customers, but it also has the potential to impact on the Auxiliary’s ability to support the hospital through equipment donations.

“We really are hoping there are some generous people in our community who can volunteer a few hours on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, once a week or once a fortnight, so we can keep the sandwich bar open,” Mrs Mears said.

“The coffee shop really is an essential part of the hospital, providing a much-needed service, especially around lunchtime. But it also is a big part of the Auxiliary’s fundraising success as it enables us to donate tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of medical equipment to the hospital each year.

“We’re a fun group of people and joining the Auxiliary not only helps out the community, but it’s a fantastic way to meet new friends.”

The sandwich-making shifts start at 7.30am and end at noon weekdays.

Anyone wanting to help can leave their name and contact details at the Pink Auxiliary’s Gift Shop, or phone the shop on 6656 5113.

 

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