We're pleased to announce that York Jewellers have donated a record $16,192 to the Nepean Hospital thanks to a novel fundraising campaign.
Earlier this year York offered customers 20% off a range of premium jewellery while committing $23 from every sale to the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Children’s Ward.
The ‘20-23’ concept proved a hit, drawing support from the local community and jewellery lovers Australia-wide.
A combination of in-store and online shoppers helped raise the impressive figure, which tops the $12,474 of a similar campaign run last year. Those funds were used to purchase a portable ultrasound machine for the hospital.
York’s Managing Director Douglas Ely said he’s elated to present this year’s sum.
Douglas Ely presenting the donation to Nepean Hospital staff. Left to right: Director of Nursing and Midwifery Kathleen Gradidge, General Manager Michelle Azizi, and Finance Manager Jenna Balding.
“It’s always impressive to see just how generous the community is here in Penrith,” Ely said.
“We set a high bar last year, and I’m pleased to say we’ve equaled it and then some.”
“Since 2021 we’ve contributed $38,598 to the hospital and we’re incredibly proud of this effort.”
“So many people here have a story about how the nurses, doctors, and other staff at Nepean have touched their lives. It’s good to give back and let them know they’re appreciated.”
York has a proud history of partnering with the Nepean Hospital. Along with continued financial support, we’ve previously awarded the hospital’s Nurse of the Year and Midwife of the Year diamond and white gold necklaces.