HBH Auxiliary President Roma Tully and Secretary/Treasurer Cindy Benson
Dressed to the nine’s in their ‘Sunday best’, over 90 people enjoyed a magnificent High Tea in the Handbury Courtyard last week, sampling dainty morsels and sipping on English Breakfast and Earl Grey.
This very special occasion was the second High Tea organised by the hard working ladies of the Hamilton Base Hospital Auxiliary. On a perfect afternoon it proved a wonderful opportunity for socialising and connecting with others, to the glorious tunes of the talented Hamilton and Alexandra College String Quartet.
This year, the ladies chose to run the event in support of the Birches Auxiliary’s quest for a new bus for residents, with the event raising over $1,200 for the cause.
HBH Auxiliary President, Roma Tully said the Birches Auxiliary have been working hard to raise funds for the bus and although historically the different Auxiliaries have been very supportive of each other, this is the first time they have fundraised directly on behalf of another Auxiliary.
“We are really pleased to be able to support the Birches Auxiliary members because we can see a real need for the bus, it’s so important that residents maintain their connection to the community and enjoy trips and have some wonderful experiences outside the facility,” Mrs Tully said.
WDHS Chief Executive, Rohan Fitzgerald says the High Tea provides a real opportunity for people to get together in a relaxed environment and spoil themselves a little.
“Community interaction is important for wellbeing and the feedback we have had is that this particular fundraiser is so popular because it gives people the chance to sit down over a cuppa and have a catch up in a superb location,” Mr Fitzgerald said.
The HBH Ladies Auxiliary have raised over $100,000 for the hospital since 1998.