The old Sunshine Ward. The Duke of Gloucester laid the foundation stone.
The old Sunshine Ward. The Duke of Gloucester laid the foundation stone.

Fundraiser brought sunshine into hospital

IN 1930, the decision was made to raise funds for a vital new children's ward at the Ipswich Hospital - by children.

Queensland Times journalist Fred Ware, known to his many young readers as Uncle William, played a pivotal role in unifying and motivating the community behind this cause.

Uncle William's young readers became members of the Sunshine League which raised funds over the years for much-needed items for the Ipswich Hospital.

The fundraising achievements of the whole community, but especially the children, in these tough depression years, were nothing short of astonishing.

The AE Wilcox Museum at Ipswich Hospital is open on the first Monday of the month from 9.30am-12.30pm except January. The next open day is Monday, July 6.

 



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