The community came together to recognise the hard work of local hospital volunteers recently.
About 90 guests representing community, business and service groups attended the Wauchope Hospital Volunteers' annual charity luncheon hosted by Wauchope RSL Club last week.
Proceeds from the event will purchase medical equipment for Wauchope District Memorial Hospital.
Also attending the luncheon was the North Eastern Regional Representative for the United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW, Dee Hunter, Wauchope District Memorial Hospital Executive Officer/Director of Nursing Ann Bodill and Nurse Manager Judy Beilby.
A contingent of Port Macquarie Pink Ladies also attended in support of their Wauchope colleagues.
Special guest speaker was retired Chief Superintendent Ian Campbell who regaled the audience with tales of his days in the police force as a member of the mounted police, vice squad, pawnbroking squad and consorting squad.
President Win Secombe thanked the RSL Club for its ongoing support and extended her gratitude to the volunteers and to the broader community for their generosity, not only in support of the volunteers' monthly stall at the IGA supermarket in Wauchope, but for their time, hard work and compassion.