Autumn's almost here and that signals Springwood's Foundation Day festival on March 28 when thousands turn out to celebrate the spirit of the first town in the Mountains.
It's a community family event, co-ordinated by the local voluntary festival committee which puts any surplus revenue into local worthy causes, such as Springwood's community hospital.
Thanks to an easy decision by the festival's committee, the hospital was recently given a $2500 boost.
Festival committee members Kim Cowper, Ken Hambly and Jen Stevens formalised the contribution at the hospital with auxiliary president Richard Jackson-Hope who said the funds will go towards funding new state-of-the-art beds to keep the renowned, non-emergency, 32-bed, public hospital at the top of patient care.
"Hospital staff know precisely what they need in order to maintain the hospital's enviable reputation and the auxiliary is the way for the community to directly contribute to the hospital. The Springwood Foundation Day festival committee's contribution reflects the well-founded confidence of the community in our hospital," he said.
The auxiliary meets on the fourth Tuesday at 9.45am in the cottage in the hospital grounds. Go to www.foundationday.org.au for Springwood Festival Inc. event details and news.