Global Health Awareness at Western Sydney (GHAWS)
Every year GHAWS holds their esteemed GHAWS Auction Night Event which sole purpose is to raise money for our annual purchase of birthing kits through Birthing Kits Foundation Australia (BKFA).
The entire medschool is involved, such that both faculty members and students alike, volunteer ‘items’ to be auctioned off, which can then be bought to raise birthing kit money.
The items that are bid on are diverse and are quite creative. This year we auctioned items such as consultants cooking home cooked meals, or a ‘date-night’ with a student. Item’s also included, baking lessons, singing/songwriting sessions, anatomy mentoring, henna, photoshoots and the popular ‘choc fest’ whereby a staff member kindly donates hundreds of dollars’ worth of chocolate (see below).
Auction Night generally brings about a massive turnout, and results in a bonding experience between all years 1st to 5th- which, let’s be honest, is a rarity. This year we raised just over $5000 which GHAWS is extremely proud of. We hope that the tradition of GHAWS Auction Night is carried through for many years to come!