Fundraiser at Goulburn Base Hospital

Thursday 24 October 2013

Some delectable cakes were on sale in the entrance to the emergency department of Goulburn Base Hospital on Friday. The cake stall was just one of three that have been held by medical students from the ANU Medical School, Rural Clinical School to raise money for a variety of different causes including depression, breast cancer and the hospital's children's ward.

"We have been holding cake stalls for Beyond Blue, our Children's Ward and this time it's the local Breast Cancer Support Group," Senior Lecturer Rural Clinical School, Dr Isabella Hawke said.

"The medical students as part of their one year placement take part in community activities such as this, and the students will also be holding a health stall carrying out blood pressure and diabetes checks at Relay for Life over the weekend of October 26-27. The students have really enjoyed their year here in Goulburn and I hope to see some of them come back here soon to practice."

The students distributed trays of cake around the hospital for staff and patients and managed to raise $150, with more still pending.

Article and photograph reprinted with permission from the Goulburn Post, p3, 17 October 2013.  Article by Antony Dubber. Photo: ANU Medical School students Lara Whitebourne (left), Thomas Wu and Jessica Wu serving cakes in the Goulburn Base Hospital emergency department with Breast Cancer Support Group patron Anne Wilson.


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