Friends of Old Bega Hospital Activities
The Raise the Roof Spring Fair is held annually, in spring - generally last Sunday in October. The festivities attract several hundred visitors. It's your chance 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.
The Friends hold an annual trivia night in winter. Next one is on Saturday 6 April 2024 at the Bega Golf Club, Tarraganda. The quiz questions are drawn from Rhonda Jones' huge collection and cover a wide range of topics. The effervescing Tinkerbelle ensures all Trivia Teams play fairly and accept the final result with good grace. A silent cake auction is a feature of the evening.
Raffles are run from time to time, with tickets sold from a Friends street stall in downtown Bega. Proceeds will be used to fit out the main building for the community once the restoration work has been completed.
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.
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.