Thursday, 20 June 2013

Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary

Extract from NSW Legislative Assembly Hansard and Papers Thursday 20 June 2013.

Mr ROB STOKES (Pittwater—Parliamentary Secretary) [10.40 a.m.]: Today I applaud and thank the members of the Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary for their invaluable efforts on behalf of the Pittwater community.

This passionate group of supporters is an extraordinary example of the importance and capabilities of our local volunteers and the enormous contribution they make. The success of the Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary has also attracted statewide recognition following its achievement last year in winning the Honour Bell for raising more money than any other hospital auxiliary in the Sydney metropolitan area. This achievement has established the Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary, and its more than 80 members, as the standout example for others to aspire to.

I particularly recognise the tireless efforts of the auxiliary's indomitable president, Eileen Gordon, plus many others including Roberta Brose, Waveney Perman, Eileen Long, Janne McDonald, Yvonne Parsons, Robyn Cole, Roger Alsop, John Eggleston, Ann Hoy, Pat Green, Cath Guzman, Jan Hollis, Elsie Lomas, Beverley Pretti and Valerie Wallis.

No other group has done more to support improvements at Mona Vale Hospital, and our community is enormously grateful for its ongoing efforts.