The Lawrence Rodeo Society chose to support the Maternity Unit after a committee members’ family witnessed firsthand the importance of the midwives and maternity equipment during labour and birth.
Following the complicated birth of her daughter in November last year, Ms Michelle Firth praised the staff and facilities involved in her care at the hospital.
“The amazing work of the maternity staff and the essential equipment did a fabulous job keeping me and our daughter safe,’ Ms Firth said.
“All our committee members have visited the GBH Maternity Unit at some point in their lives at either their own birth or the birth of their children, or visiting family and friend’s new babies.”
The Society presented the donation of $5,000 to GBH Director Nursing and Midwifery, Ms Sharon Wright, at a presentation night earlier this month.
“I sincerely thank the Lawrence Rodeo Society for their extremely generous donation that will benefit the patients on our Maternity Unit,” Ms Wright said.
“The donation will go towards purchasing specialised equipment for the Maternity Unit to support the care of mothers and babies in the unit.”
The funds were raised through the annual Lawrence Rodeo Society, held in December each year.
In 2017, the volunteer-run group raised $25,000 in funds to distribute to throughout their community.
“The Lawrence Rodeo Committee would like to thank the Maternity staff at Grafton for the amazing job they all do,” Ms Firth said.