Five women and one man sitting and standing

Nambucca Heads branch of the UHA elected committee, (L-R Back) Michelle O'Keefe, Jo Parsons, Keith Parkin, Tracey Seubert. Front: Maureen Novis and Margaret Fitch.

Nambucca Heads UHA, the fundraising champions of Macksville District Hospital

Jul 27, 2023

The Nambucca Heads branch of the United Hospital Auxiliary (UHA) has continued its tradition of fundraising success with more than $20,000 to be presented to Macksville District Hospital.

The announcement at its Annual General Meeting last week follows another year of incredible accomplishments, with $20,295 donated in the 2021-22 financial year which purchased medical equipment.

A small but dedicated team of volunteers work hard each year to fundraise, holding raffles, collecting community contributions and hosting UHA Bingo every Wednesday at the Nambucca RSL Club.

The UHA’s North Eastern Regional Representative and newly-appointed UHA Executive Treasurer Dee Hunter congratulated the team for their outstanding achievements throughout the year which included hosting a regional UHA conference for the very first time.

“All the volunteers worked hard to help pull together the conference in a short space of time, it was a superhuman effort from them all, alongside their continued fundraising support of Macksville District Hospital.” Ms Hunter said.

“Their commitment is unwavering and each year they make such a significant impact to hospital resources and the community’s well-being.”

Branch President Michelle O’Keefe expressed heartfelt gratitude to the executive committee members, UHA branch members, and the Nambucca community for their unwavering support in the successful fundraising endeavours.

“We look forward to writing out another cheque to the Macksville District Hospital soon and I would like to thank those Bingo players who turn up each week to support our efforts and of course to the Nambucca RSL Club who help us host events.” Ms O’Keefe said.   

Michelle O’Keefe was returned to position of President alongside Keith Parkin agreeing to another year as Treasurer, assisted by Jo Parsons.

Tracey Seubert will start her first term as Branch Secretary, with Maureen Novis re-elected as Vice-President and Margaret Fitch will continue as Patron.  

Anyone wishing to help out or join the ranks of the Nambucca Heads UHA branch please come along to the Nambucca RSL Club on a Wednesday from 10.30am and talk to Michelle, or email

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