Daffodils deliver funds for hospital

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Thursday 16 March 2017
WGHG in partnership with Blyth Bros Daffodil Growers in Ellinbank, are once again selling daffodil bulbs in March and April, to raise funds for WGHG’s Allied & Community Health division.

Since 1995, the Blyth family generously donate over 1,000 bags of daffodil bulbs each year, to the West Gippsland Hospital to raise funds for new medical equipment.

The Allied & Community Health division based at the hospital includes health services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, a community rehabilitation centre, social work, speech pathology, dietetics and diabetes education.

The bulb fundraiser is a well-known and popular event amongst the community with 50,000 bulbs sold each year, raising over $18,000 annually.

Businesses throughout the Baw Baw Shire ranging from IGA Supermarket in Bunyip to Town and Country Gallery in Yarragon also sell bulbs, plus volunteers staff a dedicated stand at Farmworld.

Equipment purchased from last year’s proceeds include educational resources for speech therapy clients, pressure care cushions, professional staff training in diabetes education, children’s educational toys and equipment, digital learning aides, computer software and funding of the Positive Pregnancy Program to improve birth outcomes for obese women.

Caption: Proudly displaying new equipment purchases from last year’s daffodil bulb proceeds are WGHG staff members (L-R ) Nicole Robertson, Sue Aberdeen, Elaine Coetzee, Audra Fenton, Donna Ablett, Ros Herrera, John Blyth, Robin Blyth (from Blyth Bros) WGHG CEO Dan Weeks, Jo Wolswinkel and John Wolswinkel (Town & Country Gallery, Yarragon).