Knox Sherbrooke AUXILIARY

Raising funds for wish list items, giving the Foudation the ability to respond to the most pressing needs of the hospital.

Area: Eastern suburbs


The Knox-Sherbrooke Royal Children's Hospital Auxiliary was formed in 1977. The founder had a particularly close relationship with the hospital, having a son who benefitted from its world-class facilities and staff, spending many months in intensive care as a result of falling from a roof. Many people responded to an ad placed in the local paper, and soon membership of the new Auxiliary grew to eleven. Over the years membership has continued to grow, with some 28 members in 2008 as well as many more contributors and supporters. Members reside in the Knox area, comprising of the suburbs of Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Bayswater, Wantirna, as well as Belgrave and the Dandenongs. 


Fundraising is achieved primarily through the numerous social activities held during the year, including day trips, craft demonstations and fashion parades, theatre nights and morning teas and lunches, proceeds from our craft and bric-a-brac stalls held in the hospital foyer, bookstalls and raffles. We are proud to have funded much-needed medical equipment over the years including intensive care cots, x-ray machines and monitors. We welcome new members to join the auxiliary. Please contact The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation for more details.

Office bearers

President: Gaye Forster
Secretary: Lesley Goodall
Treasurer:  Lyn Elshaw


(03) 9720 9982