Many thanks from the Women’s Auxiliary

Many thanks from the Women's Auxiliary The Women's Auxiliary to the Whitehorse General Hospital would like to thank everyone for their support and assistance especially this last year. Our funds are generated from the "tuck cart" which we take through th

The Women’s Auxiliary to the Whitehorse General Hospital would like to thank everyone for their support and assistance especially this last year.

Our funds are generated from the “tuck cart” which we take through the hospital three times a week. On this cart we sell an assortment of items that may appeal to patients, visitors or staff at the hospital. These funds are then used to purchase items that are requested by the hospital staff. They are also used to provide regular support, such as Christmas gifts, New Year’s baby gifts, Easter baskets, toques for preemies, Canada Day flowers and some patient craft supplies.

The items that we purchase are requested by the staff. These items can vary from stickers for kids going into emergency, to TV sets for public waiting rooms, to larger items like a stationary bike for therapies.

We have always been fortunate to have considerable community support and our thanks goes out to those generous supporters. Our old wooden tuck cart was wearing out, and thanks to our wonderful supporters Karen and Nance Giordano we have a flashy new cart that they made and donated to us. Thank you so much Karen and Nance! We were fortunate that Doug from Integraphics made and donated signs for the cart so that patients would know who we are! Thanks, Integraphics!

This year we had a lovely, enjoyable spring tea celebration, hosted by the Yukon Hospital Corporation. Our sincere thanks to the corporation, as well as to all who attended and celebrated with us. It was wonderful, even though it was not fully spring yet!

At that celebration we were able to share our afternoon with Marg Baker. Marg has been a volunteer with the auxiliary for sixty – yes sixty – years! What an inspiration she is! And she has carried out the responsibilities that go with being treasurer of our organization for most of those decades. She recently decided to take it easy, and enjoy time with her family. All of us wish her well in her retirement.

The auxiliary especially wishes to thank the nurses, doctors and staff of the hospital who give us their assistance and support so freely, and who help us to achieve the best that we can. We are always delighted when we have new members who want to join our group. We have members who are able to push the cart, some who knit or crochet blankets and toques, some who sell daffodils, or do the purchasing. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Women’s Auxiliary to the Whitehorse General Hospital. We even have one gentleman who is a member, and he keeps us on our toes!

So, if any of your readers are interested in having a little fun with us, and want to help make life a little more pleasant for patients in the Whitehorse General Hospital, please feel free to come to our regularly scheduled and advertised meetings on the second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Whitehorse General Hospital. We would welcome you to join us.

Truska Gorrell

Chair, Women’s Auxiliary

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