The Auxiliary to Saanich Peninsula Hospital has been actively serving this hospital and this community since its inception in 1974. We raise funds that contribute towards hospital equipment and furnishings, and to patient care and comfort.
The current membership of dedicated volunteers supports a variety of fundraising activities including an annual Christmas Bazaar, annual Garage Sale, bake sales, and the operation of the Hospital Gift Shop. The Auxiliary has been going strong and in June 2019, we exceeded our 45th Anniversary goal of 2 Million dollars.
As of October 31, 2020, we have contributed a total of $2,176,880.40 for Hospital equipment and furnishings for patients’ care and comfort.
This outstanding achievement represents a lot of hard work, enthusiasm and dedication from our members, who are widely recognized throughout the community by serving in the Gift Shop, moving within the Hospital, and selling raffle tickets during summer and fall at various local venues.
In addition to fundraising, we also provide additional services services within the Hospital: monthly birthday parties for Extended Care Unit residents, personal care kits to emergency patients who are unexpectedly admitted for overnight stays, and two annual bursaries of $2,500 each to post-secondary students entering medically related fields. Our receptionist service for the mobile Mammography Clinic has been suspended during COVID times and is pending Island Health reinstatement.
Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from September to June, and new members are always welcome! Contact the Hospital Gift Shop for more information.
Our Current Executive:
Past President:Jean Van Wyk
President: Pauline Dance
1st Vice President: Vacant
2nd Vice President: Linda Lord
Secretary: Veronica Cross
Treasurer: Kathy Carter
VOLUNTEERISM COMBINES FUNDRAISING, FUN AND FELLOWSHIP!
Check out our Volunteer page if you are interested in joining us.