A platinum fish plaque was presented to the Shuswap Lake Health Care Auxiliary for more than $45,000 in donations to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation. (Contributed)

Ongoing support of Shuswap hospital earns platinum honour

Shuswap Lake Health-Care Auxiliary recognized for more than $45,000 in donations

Ongoing support of the region’s hospital by members of the Shuswap Lake Health Care Auxiliary hasn’t gone unnoticed or unappreciated.

The auxiliary was presented with a titanium fish plaque to go on the Shuswap Lake General Hospital ‘In Appreciation’ wall. The recognition, provided by the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, is in thanks to the auxiliary for donating more than $42,000 over the years to the foundation.

Auxiliary members have been providing support and comfort for patients at the hospital and at Bastion Place for more than a century. They are recognized by their red coats as they greet hospital visitors and help them get where they need to be.

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The auxiliary also sponsors youth health-care volunteers and presents $2,000 in scholarships annually to those entering the medical field after high school graduation. The auxiliary also purchases items needed by the hospital and at Bastion Place, raising funds through annual events including garage, book and bake sales, a silent auction in the spring and a gift-wrapping service in December.

Anyone wanting more information about the auxiliary, or who are interested in joining the group, may call Edie Swanson at 250-804-0145.

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