July 7, 2022

Sizzling start to Dry July

Northern Health Foundation kicked off its Dry July campaign yesterday, with a sausage sizzle fundraiser!

Staff came out in droves, on what was a beautiful winter’s day, to purchase their sausages and support the Foundation’s 2022 Dry July Campaign. With everyone’s generosity, the Foundation raised $1,406. These funds, along with all money raised from the Dry July campaign, will go towards refurbishing the outdoor area in the new Palliative Care Unit at Northern Hospital Epping.

Our wonderful volunteers were the chefs of the day, cooking the sausages and frying the onions to perfection. Volunteers also assisted with handing out soft drinks, bottled water, tea and coffee, and Lyre’s Spirit Co non-alcoholic beverages.

ISS kindly donated the sausages, bread, sliced onion, sauces and serviettes, while Big W Epping donated all of the soft drinks and bottled water. Bunnings Epping donated disposable trays, foil, and vouchers to use as Dry July prizes.

Thank you to ISS, Big W Epping and Bunnings Epping for their amazing support. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers for their hard work and assistance on the day.

Konstantina Halastanis, Fundraising and Relationship Manager, thanked everyone for their support.

“What a fabulous day the fundraising event was. I am inspired every day by the selflessness of our volunteers and staff – you are the power that drives our mission. We are all making a difference in the fight against cancer,” she said.

“Thank you to everyone for supporting Dry July and giving that little bit extra.”

Henni Wade, Volunteer Services Manager, said the sausage sizzle was a great event for everyone to come together as a team, and support a great cause.

“Our volunteers are an important and valuable part of Northern Health and it is lovely to see them slowly returning to volunteering,” she said.

There will be another opportunity next week to support and donate to Dry July – a cake stall will be held in the Northern Hospital Epping foyer. Details will be provided over the coming week.

“Our volunteers are busily baking away for the cake stall next week on Wednesday, 13 July. Please come down to the front foyer to support their efforts,” Henni said.

Thank you to all staff who attended the sausage sizzle fundraiser, and donated to a very worthy cause! If you would like to donate or join our Dry July team, click here.

Featured image shows Northern Health staff enjoying the sausage sizzle.

Volunteer Danny cooking up a storm
Staff supporting Dry July
Madeleine from Bunnings Epping assisting with the BBQ
Staff enjoying the sausage sizzle
Volunteer Brian
ISS supporting Dry July