What Is An Auxiliary?
The AWA is an auxiliary to the Royal Children's Hospital. What does
The hospital has two fundraising bodies, the Foundation and Auxiliaries.
The Foundation is the funding arm of the hospital. The money it
raises goes towards pursuit of excellence in patient care and treatment,
research, and demonstrated leadership in all aspects of practice and
The Auxiliaries essentially are part of the hospital's community outreach
program. We put faces to the RCH, who are friendly, fun and caring.
As well, the money we raise goes toward the purchase of more
discrete items such as treatment for a particular illness, for a project
such as the bioethics committee, or specialized pieces of equipment.
At the beginning of each AWA board year, the AWA board chooses what they
wish to focus fundraising efforts for the coming year.
There are over 100 auxiliaries. While we usually choose a
particular item to purchase, some auxiliaries raise money for a
particular cause, like CIKA which supports research into cancer treatment
While we do offer social activities and events, our affiliation with the
hospital is what makes us relevant. We hope you will find ways to
support the AWA fundraising efforts as we support the well being of