Friends of the Old Bega Hospital Newsletter 11 October 2017

Raise the Roof Sping Fair

Our biggest fundraiser, the annual Raise the Roof Spring Fair is on again, on Sunday, October 29, from 10am to 2pm, at the Old Bega Hospital.

There is a Spring Fair poster (, under 1MB) which you can print to put up at your office, club or a local shop.

As you can see from the poster it will be a fun-filled four hours with music, children's activities, stalls, lots of delicious food and the very entertaining Brett Rogers' dog high jump.

The Spring Fair is very important because it's not only a fundraiser, but it is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of what the Old Bega Hospital could be if restored.

So bring your friends and acquaintances and show them the charred remains of the old building and then come by the Nurses' Quarters to see plans for the future.

Some of you may remember what the beautifully restored Old Bega Hospital was like before the fire in 2004: the plans are to bring the building back to life as a community, cultural and tourist centre. Thanks to a $100,000 grant from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, the Trust has been able to engage architects to produce draft plans for the restoration works, and show how the many rooms in the main building and those in the outlying buildings could be used after the restoration.

You'll be able to see those plans in the Nurses' Quarters and as they certainly aren't set in stone, you may like to add your suggestions on how to make the restored building a vibrant community, cultural and tourist centre.

If you would like to help at the Spring Fair (e.g. traffic management, parking, book stall) let us know: phone Claire on 6492 2570 (or Reply to this newsletter). Those among you who are cake makers may like to bring a cake for the Friends' cake stall. Dogs are also needed for the dog high jump at midday and although you may think your dog is not an athlete, check it out, it may surprise you.

The Trivia Night in July was a great success with the Tarraganda Golf Club booked out for the night. That success was due to quiz setter, Rhonda Jones, and the sparkling repartee of the inimitable Andrew Ogilvie as master of ceremonies.

See you there!