Nola Fisher celebrates 50 years of service Bordertown Hospital Auxiliary

Nola Fisher was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation at the recent AGM of the Bordertown Hospital Auxiliary for her commitment and dedication to the hospital for over 50 years.

Nola joined the Auxillary in 1964 and has held the position of Treasurer for the entire time and now retired from that position at the recent AGM.

Supporting the hospital has always been a priority for Nola, as it was the reason she came to Bordertown in 1948 to train as a nurse.

In the early days of the Auxillary, Nola assisted with the mending of hospital linen.

She has helped and instigated many fundraising activities. These have included catering, organising fetes, fashion parades, concerts, golf days, gala nights, garden days, selling raffle tickets and setting up the money chain on election days.

Nola has helped raise and of course banked many thousands of dollars for the hospital. This has enabled the Auxillary to purchase extra equipment and amenities for the hospital and patients.

The AGM was held recently with Merry Altus the incoming President, supported by Vice President Denise Rowett, Secretary Jenny Hunt, Ass. Secretary Jenny Killicoat, Treasurer Di Jarrett, HAC Rep Jan McLellan.

Funds were approved at this meeting for 2 bench seats for Aged Care, Intubation equipment and a Syringe driver totalling around $11,000.

A very successful Fathers Day raffle also raised nearly $600.

The next fundraising activity will be the annual Garden Day on Sun October 28 where two gardens will be on display in the afternoon.

The Auxillary meet at the hospital at 10 am on the first Friday bimonthly.

The next meeting held will be on October 5.

All members of the community are encouraged to attend!