About Us

The Friends of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Incorporated is a not-for-profit association that supports the work of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital through fundraising and volunteer support.

The Friends of the WCH Inc. has been operating since 1993, and we now have around 700 members who come from all regions of South Australia to volunteer their time and resources.

Funds raised by The Friends of the WCH Inc. goes towards purchasing equipment, improving facilities, and supporting research at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

The Friends of the WCH Inc. is comprised of three divisions, including:

  • Auxiliaries Division
  • Queen Victoria Auxiliary Division
  • Shops Auxiliary Division

What our Friends do:

Our Friends:

  • Provide services and financial assistance to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Add to the comfort and peace of mind of the patients of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and their families
  • Foster and encourage a better understanding of the important services which the Women’s and Children’s Hospital provides
  • Provide financial assistance for improvement and expansion of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital facilities and equipment

Privacy Statement

The Friends of the Women's and Children's Hospital Incorporated (The Friends of the WCH Inc.) collects members' personal details from the membership application form, and maintains a database at the Association's office.

The Friends of the WCH Inc. will not sell or giveaway personal member information. Any
information provided to the Association by members will only be used to assist the
Association in providing and enhancing membership services.

The Friends of the WCH Inc. is committed to both its objects and purposes and the laws of
Australia. It therefore seeks to abide by the amended Privacy Act 1988.

Privacy Policy

This framework ensures the Association, including the Women's and Children's Health
Network support staff, and members with office bearing positions use, hold, collect, update
and disclose personal information in a manner that conforms to the amended Privacy Act

This pnvacy policy sets out how the The Friends of the WCH Inc. uses and protects any information
that you give to the Association when you become a member.

The Friends of WCH Inc. is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we
ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, you can be assured
that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

This policy was endorsed by the Friends Council on 13 November 2013.

What We Collect

We receive and collect information that you provide on the The Friends of the WCH Inc. Application for Membership form.

What We Do With the Information We Gather

This information is added to a membership database and is required to help us to
understand your needs and to provide you with a better service. In particular, the information
in the database is used for the following reasons.

  • Internal record keeping
  • Mailing to members - such as newsletters, invitations to special events, meeting notices and agendas.
  • We may use the information to improve our service.

The Friends of the WCH Inc. will not sell your information or provide it to another organisation.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information you provide.

Your personal information will be held securely using Volgistics database software. Volgistics will hold the information on an external server in the USA using high level security encryption, the same level of security and privacy protection as those used by online banking services.

PDF iconThe Friends of the WCH Privacy Statement  (PDF - 31kb)

Constitution of the Friends of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Incorporated

PDF iconThe Friends of the WCH Constitution  (PDF - 28kb)

2014/15 Annual Report

If you would like a hard copy of our Annual Report, please contact the Friends Office on 08 8161 6439.


PDF iconFriends of WCH Annual Report 2013/14 (PDF - 2.8mb)

Management Committee Structure


Management Committee (Friends Council) Membership

Council of The Friends of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Inc.

Pauline Linke


Bev Graham

Vice President

Dorothy Sandland

Shops Auxiliary Division (co-opted)

Kaye Steer

Auxiliaries Division

Pauline Arbon

Auxiliaries Division

Heather Wheatley

President, QUeen Victoria Auxilary Division

Mary Haas

Deputy for Heather Wheatley

Jo Baulderstone

Co-opted member

Management Committee of the Shops Auxiliary Division

Bev Graham


Margaret Markham

Vice President

Hetty Gardinier


Di Macrae


Dorothy Sandland


Kath Coupe


Dennis Floyd


Thea Milner


Daphne Moosha


State Council of the Auxiliaries Division

Kaye Steer

Chairman/Past State President, Region 1 Auxiliaries

Natasha Grigg

Chairman/Secretary, Region 4 Auxiliaries

Denise Richardson

Chairman, Region 5 Auxiliaries

Val Fewster

Chairman, Region 6 Auxiliaries

Shirley Waters

Chairman, Region 7 Auxiliaries

Raelene Lamond

Chairman, Region 8 Auxiliaries

Barb Lamkin

Chairman, Region 10 Auxiliaries

Glenda Evans

Chairman, Region 11 Auxiliaries

Julie Tonkin

Chairman, Region 12 Auxiliaries

Pauline Arbon

State President, Auxiliaries Division

Leonie Hore

Past State President, Auxiliaries Division

Joan Hussey

Coopted Member, Auxiliaries Division

Park Heitmann

Past State President, Auxiliaries Division

Nadine Olafsen

Coopted Member, Auxiliaries Division

Pauline Linke

Chairman/Coordinating Council, Meningie and District Auxiliary

Commitee of the Queen Victoria Auxiliaries Division

Mary Haas


Sue Pentlow


Anne Bilyk


Liz Agnew


Aggie Bampton


Judy Burchard


Billie Campbell


Tina Colebatch


Rosie Edwards


Kaye Evans


Susie Harding


Kerin Haslam


Margaret Hickinbotham


Fi Kurtze


Penny Lenthall


Carol Lewis


Mary MacKenzie


Kerrell Morris


Connie Parkinson


Bronwyn Plowman


Jill Tiver


Ann Wallman


Heather Wheatley


Judy Willoughby