Sydney Adventist Hospital’s inaugural Regifting Fair, held yesterday, was a big success, raising $A3845 for women in need.
The San encouraged people to donate unwanted Christmas gifts such as books, toys, homewares, skincare and beauty products to the fundraiser and received a huge response, with hundreds of items donated. The gifts were then snapped up by eager buyers at yesterday’s fair.
The initiative raised $2845, with a further $1000 being donated by hospital administration.
“We sold just about everything,” San human resources director Melva Lee said. “I was blown away, it was just amazing. The coronary care staff and the Help Team volunteers worked hard to pull it together and it all came together so well.”
The money is being donated to the Hornsby Women’s Shelter, which provides accommodation and refuge for women facing challenges, including ill health, unemployment, homelessness and domestic violence.