Daffodils delivered

Daffodils have been delivered to local businesses across West Gippsland thanks to the Blyth Bros Farm who have donated more than 50,000 bulbs for West Gippsland Healthcare Group’s annual fundraiser.

Blyth Bros Farm has been donating bulbs to the hospital for 28 years with all of the money raised going towards purchasing much-needed Allied and Community Health equipment and social welfare resources.

Thousands of bulbs have been distributed this year for sale at the hospital and to retailers across West Gippsland with 100 per cent of proceeds of sales going directly to the health service.

West Gippsland Healthcare Group’s Harold and Trevor have been all over town delivering the bags of bulbs to retailers this morning. This year, we are selling 40 Daffodil bulbs in a bag for $20.

Bulbs are available for purchase at:
• Baw Baw Community Food Hub Warragul
• Baw Baw Garden Supplies
• Bunyip IGA Supermarket
• Coffee Pod Warragul
• Down To Earth Garden Centre Drouin
• Drouin Auxiliary Op Shop
• Home Hardware Drouin
• Soul Sisters Café in Longwarry
• Town & Country Gallery Yarragon
• Trafalgar Op Shop

Bulbs are also available at our:
• West Gippsland Hospital main reception
• Allied and Community Health reception at West Gippsland Hospital
• Warragul Linen Service
• Gladstone Street Community Health
• Rawson Community Health

The Blyth family are Australia’s largest daffodil producers, growing over 100 different varieties of daffodils on 350 hectares in Ellinbank.

Blyth Bros Farm harvest and process over 500 tonnes of premium quality bulbs each year.

West Gippsland Healthcare Group’s Director Allied and Community Health Audra Fenton said the fundraiser had enabled the purchase of equipment to support clients recovering from surgery, injuries or to manage health conditions.

“Over the years, this included things like mobility devices, exercise equipment and resources to support children with disabilities,” she said.

“Patients using West Gippsland Healthcare Group’s physiotherapy, occupational therapy, community rehabilitation, community health service, podiatry, dietetics, speech pathology, diabetes education, social work, and counselling, programs all benefit from this annual fundraiser.”

West Gippsland Healthcare Group Board Chair Christine Holland said the fundraiser was a wonderful example of businesses partnering together to support their local hospital and community.

“We thank the Blyth Bros Farm for their continued generous support. This is a special fundraiser and one we look forward to each year,” she said.

“We encourage all of our community to support this fundraiser and our hospital and its services by digging deep and purchasing some Daffodil bulbs.”

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