The Auxiliary to Saanich Peninsula Hospital has been actively serving this hospital and this community since its inception in 1974.
The current membership of over one hundred dedicated volunteers supports a variety of fundraising activities including an annual Christmas Bazaar, bake sales, bridge luncheons and the operation of the recently expanded Hospital Gift Shop. As of September 2018, we have contributed a total of $1,884,251 for Hospital equipment and furnishings for patients’ care and comfort. Our goal is two million dollars by June 2019 in support of our 45th Anniversary.
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, the Auxiliary also provides services within the Hospital by hosting monthly birthday parties for Extended Care Unit (ECU) residents and supporting the Volunteer Group. Further community service is evidenced by their distribution of Emergency Kits to patients arriving unexpectedly at the Emergency Ward for treatment. Our members provide Public Relations and Receptionist services to the Mobile Screening Mammography Clinic which visits the Peninsula twice yearly. Two bursaries of $2,500 each are awarded annually to post-secondary students entering medically related fields.
Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from September to June in the Peninsula Health Unit, and new members are always welcome! Contact the Hospital Gift Shop for more information.
VOLUNTEERISM COMBINES FUNDRAISING, FUN AND FELLOWSHIP!
DO JOIN US!