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four women holding fleece throws

Bellingen Hospital and Pink Auxiliary volunteers Gwen Vickers, Irene Chesterman and Yvonne Thomas present the fleece comfort throws to Bellinger River District Hospital Executive Officer/Director of Nursing Janelle Goodall.

A gift to warm the heart… toes

Jun 28, 2022

Bellingen is a beautiful place, but it can get a bit chilly in winter, and particularly so if you happen to be in hospital without your favourite slippers, feather doona and flannelette sheets.

The Bellingen Hospital and Pink Auxiliary has come to the rescue, donating fleece comfort throws to patients.

About 50 of the luxuriously soft, warm blankets were donated to the hospital recently with each throw to go to a patient for them to keep.

Bellingen Hospital and Pink Auxiliary President Deb Anderson said she hoped the donation would be warmly welcomed by patients.

“We have a wonderful group of volunteers who give their time and energy, through street stalls and our café, Mary’s Tea House, to support our hospital and its patients,” Ms Anderson said.

“Our fundraising has resulted in some impressive pieces of medical equipment being donated, including a $50,000 operating theatre bed, but just as important are the patient comfort items which make a hospital stay just a bit more pleasant.

“We hope patients love this very practical gift that they get to keep and take home with them.”

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