Jul 31
Premi-babes Association Raises More Funds For Maternity Unit

OrangeHospital’s Maternity Unit will benefit from funds raised at a special event held by the Premi-Babes Association of Orange recently.

A Dinner Dance was held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Association, which is committed to raising funds to provide specialised equipment to assist premature and sick babies in Western NSW Local Health District hospitals.

Secretary of the Association Carol Cornish said around 85 people attended the event, with around $5000 raised on the night from auctions, raffles and entry tickets.

“We are still tallying up the proceeds from the Dinner Dance but are thrilled that at least $5000 will be provided for the Maternity Unit at Orange Hospital,” Mrs Cornish said.

“The support we got from both individuals and business houses was quite amazing and made our job a lot easier,” she said.

“In particular we’d like to thank our Master of Ceremonies for the night Dave Manning, our Auctioneer Darren Commick, and Director of Nursing Sue Patterson who conducted the silent auction - they did a fabulous job in making the event a success”.

General Manager of Orange Health Service Catherine Nowlan acknowledged the important work the Premi-Babes Association does in the community for the Health Service and families of premature babies.

“We applaud the Premi-babe volunteers for all of the effort and hard work they put in and we congratulate them on 40 years of service,” Ms Nowlan said.

Mrs Cornish said a highlight of the night was the attendance of Denise Callaway, who established the organisation 40 years ago.

“It was great to be able to acknowledge her and the role she played in getting the group started,” she said.

The Association holds regular fundraising activities, including an annual Mothers Day function, trivia night, raffles and barbecues at Bunnings.

“We are always looking for people to get involved and welcome new members to join us. For me it’s very satisfying and stimulating to be involved with the group and I would recommend it to anyone who has a little time to spare and may be considering becoming a volunteer for a local community group”.

For more information about the Premi-Babes Association of Orange, please contact Carol Cornish on 6362 8803.

Media Contact: Vanessa Delaney, Media Manager Ph: 6369 3833 or 0417 511 738