Alice Lloyd wins hand-painted scarf

Alice Lloyd a well-known much loved & greatly respected retired Librarian teacher has won the hand painted silk scarf donated by Leonie of Paradise Silks in Bellingen to raise further funds towards re-roofing Bellingen Hospital.

Alice Lloyd with BHAG Fundraiser Pauline Murphy

Alice Lloyd with BHAG Fundraiser Pauline Murphy

Alice was overjoyed when Pauline Murphy from the Bellinger Health Action Group (BHAG) presented the scarf to her.  Blue is my favourite colour stated Alice.

This raffle raised $547.  Thank you Paradise Silks for this very generous donation.  Leonie was so excited to hear how much had been raised she has offered us further donations to continue our fundraising.


Over the past 2 months $1,418.22 has been raised with the current amount set aside to re-roof Bellingen Hospital sitting at $36,418.22. We are recording this on a Barometer located in the Bellingen IGA window.

Our current raffle of ‘Roof-Fuss the Black Angus’ is to be drawn in early June.  It is attracting a lot of interest with tickets in high demand.  This is an amazing raffle with 4 equal 1st prizes each valued at $500.  Tickets are available in Bellingen at Bellingen Butchery, Bellingen Newsagency, Paradise Silks, North Bellingen Medical Centre & in Urunga at the Golf Club.

If you would like to assist us with selling raffle tickets please contact Pauline Murphy on 6655 1936.

With over 1,500 signatures the current Petition to Re-roof Bellingen Hospital is also attracting a lot of attention.  You can sign the petition in Dorrigo at Dorrigo Pharmacy or in Bellingen at Bellingen Butchery, Bellingen Newsagency, Paradise Silks, North Bellingen Medical Centre, Bellingen Library, Bellingen Neighbourhood Centre & Bellingen Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre (Deena Presser) or in Urunga at the Urunga Neighbourhood Centre.

If you have previously supplied BHAG with your email address to receive newsletters & have changed your email address over the past 3 years would you please email your current address as we are receiving some rejected emails?

BHAG Membership application forms are now available at the Bellingen Neighbourhood Centre in Hyde Street & the Urunga Neighbourhood Centre in Bonville Street. You can join BHAG as a Financial Member with voting rights ($2.00 for lifetime membership) or a Friend with no voting rights (no cost).

Our community must remain vigilante.  Even though the hospital has received government funds to expand & upgrade, basic maintenance is not being attended to, the internal roads are dangerous & we still have no Maternity service.  In fact there is no dedicated Maternity ward at the moment as this area is currently occupied by services that have been relocated whilst the Sub-Acute wing is constructed.

Barbara Moore (President BHAG Inc.)

11th April 2013