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More than $40,000 raised for Mount Isa Hospital Auxiliary
North West Hospital and Health Service (HHS) nurse and Isa Rodeo Community Quest Champion, Phoebe Ryder raised more than $40,000 for the Mount Isa Hospital Auxiliary.
Over the last few months, Phoebe has been participating in the Isa Rodeo Community Quest as an ambassador for the rodeo, while building community spirit and raising much needed funds for her charity of choice.
Phoebe said raising funds for the Mount Isa Hospital Auxiliary was very personal.
“Working in healthcare, I’ve been exposed to how much pressure our healthcare system has been under during the COVID-19 pandemic. I wanted to play a role in supporting the important work that is done every day in our hospital,” she said.
Phoebe organised a number of events for the local community during her fundraising efforts including a women’s wine and tapas night, outdoor movie nights, Easter egg hunts, an evening ball and an ‘Eat Street’ food event. She also organised raffles with prizes donated from local businesses.
“The whole experience was amazing! Watching events unfold and the community supporting them was the best.”
North West HHS Chief Executive Craig Carey said the dedication Phoebe had shown over the last few months was inspiring.
“The effort that Phoebe has gone to throughout her journey is reflected in the significant contribution she has made to the Mount Isa Hospital Auxiliary,” he said.
“Balancing work as a nurse and the commitment involved in giving back to the community in the way that she has is inspiring and will certainly make a positive difference to our local health services.”
Phoebe expresses her gratitude to the community and her amazing team ‘Phoebe’s Phorce’ for their support.