Hospital Auxiliary Mother's Day stall labeled a success | Photos

The Hospital Auxiliary stall last Friday was a great success despite the weather turning nasty.

"We are very lucky that Young has such a supportive community," president Janice Ward said.

"No sooner had we decided that we would shift to Donges IGA, thanks to the generous offer of Robert Donges, than the police arrived and helped us carry all our chairs, tables, and goodies out of the rain.

"Our raffle was a huge success, and this is thanks to our generous donors. Thanks also to all those who bought raffle tickets. Scott Hart was the winner of the stunning first prize overnight travel luggage."

Members put in a fantastic effort for all our events, cooking cakes, slices and biscuits, jams and relishes, knitting and sewing, potting plants, making mini succulent gardens, growing vegies and flowers to pick fresh.

But many other people also donated goods to stock the stall. Lots of succulents were thanks to regular donor Neville Corkery, 99-year-old Doreen Sheehy from Sydney continued to send squares to be made up into blankets.

Beautiful knitted blankets were also given by Gwen Bell.

"I can't mention everyone, but thank you to all donors and supporters," Janice said.

This is the first of fundraising event for the year.

"We are off to a good start to purchase items on the Hospital 'wish list'," she said.

The next fundraiser is a raffle leading up to Soup Day on Friday, July 19.

Auxiliary meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 10.30am in the meeting room at the hospital.