Friends of the Hospital

Phone: +61 (03) 5722 5069
Email: community.engagement@nhw.org.au
Green Street, Wangaratta, Victoria 3677
Monday to Friday  – 9.00am to 5.00pm

Celebrating 40 Years (1978 – 2018)

Friends of the Hospital (FOTH) Auxiliary recently celebrated 40 years with a special morning tea held at Northeast Health in July 2018. The celebrations were well attended by FOTH members both past and present including some of the original ‘Base Birds’.

The Auxiliary was established in 1978 and was initially named the ‘Base Birds’.  Although the group’s name has changed, their dedication and commitment to our hospital certainly has not. Well known for their fundraising activities FOTH has raised approximately $815,000 over 40 years which has directly benefited NHW with the purchase of vital medical equipment.

Find out more about the history of FOTH: FOTH 40 Year Reunion Book.pdf

 

The selfless commitment of the Friends of the Hospital Auxiliary (FOTH) is truly inspiring, and their work greatly benefits the hospital. We’re incredibly grateful for their generosity and their support of our local health service and community.

What do the Friends of the Hospital do?

Over many years, the Friends of the Hospital have contributed to the wellbeing of patients, residents and staff of Northeast Health by:

  • Raising money for vital medical equipment
  • Supporting fundraising activities
  • Contributing as volunteers
  • Comforting people who need care.

The Friends of the Hospital manages a range of fundraising activities such as:

  • Monthly cake stalls
  • Christmas plum pudding and hamper project
  • Easter hot cross bun drive
  • Event catering
  • Raffles
  • Sunday market spinning wheel
  • Community barbeques.

Monthly meeting & cake stall

The FOTH Auxiliary currently consists of 36 members but they are always on the lookout for new members to join their friendly group who meet at 7.30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month in the hospital cafe.

The cake stalls are between 8.45 am, and 11.00 am on the third Wednesday of the month in the hospital cafe.

Everyone is welcome!

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