Throughout the entire month of November, Costco will be supporting the Newborn Intensive Care Unit by raising funds in a variety of exciting ways.  All funds raised throughout November will go to the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation (NICF) that supports the NICU at the Canberra Hospital with donations of medical equipment, funding for research and nurse education grants.

You can get involved by:

Purchasing special message cards at the register. For a gold coin donation, you can write your own ‘well wishes’ message on the card which will be displayed on the wire fence inside Costco until the end of November. The aim is to completely fill the fence with cards. Once November is over, all of the cards will be collected and taken to NICU in the Canberra Hospital to be distributed to sick babies and their families.

Purchasing Fairy Floss. This will be a favourite with the kids during November. Fairy floss can be purchased for a gold coin donation at the entry to Costco. Please feel free to drop in any extra change you have on your way out as well!

Attending the ACT Health Directorate Shopping Day on the 24th November. If you are a staff member of the ACT Health Directorate, you are invited to attend a shopping day on the 24th November without having to pay the $60 membership it would normally cost you. All you need for entry for yourself and up to two friends is your ID Badge and a $20 donation to  the  NICU. This is a perfect opportunity for everyone to get started (or even finish) your Christmas shopping for the year. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity!

Peter Cursley, Chairman of the Newborn intensive Care Foundation said “100% of funds raised by the NICF goes directly to helping sick newborns of the Canberra region in the form of equipment, research and nurse education grants for the neonatal intensive care unit at Canberra Hospital. The Costco funds raised through Newborn November will help fund equipment needed when the new Womens & Childrens Hospital opens in 2012.””

A huge thank you to Costco for their generous support of the NICU and the Canberra Hospital Foundation.

We look forward to seeing you there!