Friends of Old Bega Hospital Activities

The VEGEMITE cooking competition is on in summer.

The Raise the Roof Spring Fair is held annually, in spring - generally last Sunday in October. The festivities attract several hundred visitors. 2019 poster. We missed out on the 2020 and 2021 Spring Fairs because of Covid, but hope we are back on for 2022. The date and normal format may have to be adapted to fit in with the demands of a busy building site - steel fencing, working trucks, temporary site buildings, materials dumps and all the gear which is a necessary part of a major heritage site rebuild! Will we be complaining? Not on your Nelly! But no matter what is happening at the site there will be a chance for the community to come to the precinct and experience whatever the Events Committee can cobble together. Minimally, food and refreshments, a chocolate wheel raffle, a cake stall, a Vegemite cooking (sweet and savoury sections) competition, music, kids activities, the Kalaru Dancing Dogs and a chance for the community to catch the heart of our Community Cultural Centre in the process of being restored to its former glory.

The Friends hold an annual trivia night in winter. The 2022 Trivia Night will be on Saturday 6 August at the Bega Golf Club, Tarraganda. The quizz questions will be drawn from Rhonda Jones' huge collection and will cover a wide range of topics. The effervescing Tinkerbelle will also be ensuring all Trivia Teams play fairly and accept the final result with good grace. A silent cake auction will be a feature of the evening. So start organising your table mates (8 to a table). More details will be provided closer to the night.

Collect and make the Old Bega Hospital 'Building Blocks of Memories', based on photos from the ruins of the OBH in 2022.   Details!     Poster     Block#1

Raffles are run from time to time. The Friends of the Old Bega Hospital Autumn Raffle was drawn on 15 June 2022. Winners were:

Winners have been notified directly. A big thank you to everyone who bought tickets and supported the Friends, and to Mitre10 for its donation of the first prize. Proceeds will be used to fit out the main building for the community once the restoration work has been completed.

Help with any of these activities is welcome. Contact Us if you'd like to get involved. Join the Friends to show your support.

The Friends offical Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month. A less formal Events Committee meets about monthly.

AGMs are held annually (surprise!), generally in the second half of the calendar year.

You can keep up to date with activities by subscribing to the emailed Newsletter. Also check the Friends Facebook page.

A principal activity of the Friends is to raise money for repair of the Old Hospital as an indicator of strong community support for the project. The Old Bega Hospital Reserve Land Manager actively solicits grants from government and non government sources. Contributions are most welcome. Anyone who feels they may be able to make a significant contribution at some stage, either financially or by provision of materials or services, would be welcome to discuss it with either or both the Friends or the Trust. Contact Us.

The donation form includes details of the Friends bank account. As donations are not tax deductible, receipts will be issued only on request. If you do not require a receipt, donations can be made direct into the bank account without using the form - just put 'donation' into the description box when making the deposit.