Charlottetown's Queen Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary is celebrating 35 years, but one member's involvement in support for P.E.I. hospitals goes back longer than that.
Linda Godfrey was one of the auxiliary's original members, and before that a member of the P.E.I. Hospital Auxiliary.
When Godfrey joined the auxiliary, she was looking for something to do outside the home, and thinking ahead to an activity that would continue to interest her after her children had moved on to lives of their own. Over the decades, Godfrey said she has learned when you give back to the community it gives back to you as well.
"The friends I've made, the things I've learned, the camaraderie, just contributing back to the community," she said.
"I think as citizens of a province that is so beautiful we all need to do our bit. This is my bit."
Godfrey has played a part in the auxiliary's raising of $5 million over its 35-year history, money that has gone to items as diverse as wheelchairs and digital mammography machines.
Volunteering at the hospital has now become a family affair for Godfrey, with a daughter and two grandchildren now volunteering at the hospital.
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