Vernon Jubilee Hospital oncology manager Carolynn Russell, left, accepts a cheque for $43,000 from VJH Auxiliary president Anne Shaw. The donation will purchase an ultrasound system. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Jubilee Hospital oncology manager Carolynn Russell, left, accepts a cheque for $43,000 from VJH Auxiliary president Anne Shaw. The donation will purchase an ultrasound system. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VJH Auxiliary donates $43,000 for ultra sound system

Money raised through fundraising and sales at auxiliary gift shop at Vernon Jubilee Hospital

Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s oncology unit got a major gift from the hospital’s auxiliary Tuesday.

Auxiliary president Anne Shaw presented oncology manager Carolynn Russell with a cheque for $43,000.

“The money was raised through fundraising and through sales from our gift shop,” said Shaw.

The auxiliary runs the gift shop, its major fundraising source, located just inside the doors of the main floor of the original VJH building.

Russell was thrilled to pick up the cheque.

“This is so awesome. It will be used to purchase an ultrasound system. Thank you very much,” she told Shaw.

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Next up for the auxiliary will be its annual fashion show, which takes place on May 9, at the Vernon Golf and Country Club.

The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $50 each and include a glass of wine and appies. Proceeds from the show will go to support the new palliative care suites at the hospital.