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United Hospital Auxiliary of NSW’s Byron Bay branch members (from left): Pam McRae, Mollie Strong (seated), Kay Sandon and Maureen Weir get ready for the giant Moving Sale at the old Byron District Hospital on Saturday from 8am.  Photo supplied
United Hospital Auxiliary of NSW’s Byron Bay branch members (from left): Pam McRae, Mollie Strong (seated), Kay Sandon and Maureen Weir get ready for the giant Moving Sale at the old Byron District Hospital on Saturday. 
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Most people love a garage sale and when the items come with an element of history and memorabilia, the level of interest typically increases.

The United Hospital Auxiliaries (UHA) of the old Mullumbimby District and Byron District Hospitals are hoping that the element of owning a piece of hospital memorabilia will attract large crowds to their planned Moving Sales, to be held over two Saturdays: tomorrow 22 October, and 29 October, from 8am to 1pm.

The new Byron Central Hospital was equipped with all new office furniture, artwork, and ‘household’ items, resulting in a large amount of these items at the old Mullumbimby and Byron District Hospitals being deemed ‘surplus to need’ and thus able to be sold.

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD) values the significant contribution made by the Hospital Auxiliary and made the decision to offer the sale of these items to the UHA to assist in their annual fundraising efforts.

‘All the medical equipment was donated to charitable medical institutions, however we have a large amount of office desks, chairs, bookcases, tables, steel cabinets and even kitchen items for sale,’ North Coast UHA Regional Representative Mollie Strong said.

The Byron District Hospital Moving Sale will be held on Saturday, 22 October, on site, while the Mullumbimby District Hospital Moving Sale will be held a week later on site on Saturday, 29 October. Both sales will be held from 8am to 1pm.

For further information on the Byron District Hospital sale, contact Mollie Strong on 6685 8547, and on the Mullumbimby and District War Memorial Hospital sale, contact Morag Wilson on 6684 2037.


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