Category: Community Champions

Generous spirit rounds up sales for Bower Birds raffle

A striking painting of a high country cattleman at work has “herded” thousands of dollars in donations to Bairnsdale Regional Health Service thanks to its much loved Bower Birds fundraising auxiliary. The raffle, drawn recently, came about through two separate acts of generosity. The painting, by internationally-known artist Jan

Seasonal cheer drives new maternity charity fundraiser

Brighten your festive season and help Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s maternity unit by supporting the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation’s new Baubles for Babies appeal. The Gippsland-based charity is raising money for four new Neocots to update equipment in the maternity ward. Newborn Intensive Care Foundation chair and Sale resident

Resuscitaire the gift that keeps on giving at BRHS

A generous community donation has already saved the lives of babies at Bairnsdale Regional Health Centre’s Emergency Department. The Resuscitaire unit for the ED was co-funded between the Gippsland-based Newborn Intensive Care Foundation (NICF) and BRHS, which shared the cost. The Paynesville Opp Shop was a major contributor to

“From Little Things…” – Flanagan Patients Plant the Seed of New Courtyard Garden

“We’re leaving a legacy, that’s what we’re doing. This garden is a legacy.” Noel Norton is one of a group of patients, staff and community members who for the past few months has been planting the seeds, literally and figuratively, of a new garden and outdoor space on BRHS’

Paynesville Hospital Auxiliary Donates $9,000 to Infant Resuscitaire Campaign

Though its numbers may have shrunk over the years, the Paynesville Hospital Auxiliary still continues to do powerful work for this community. Last week the five members of the auxiliary, Heather Hoskin, Elsie Hoskin, Marian Wilson, Ann Bloomer and Allie Stanton, donated $9,000 toward the purchase of an infant