Rosedurnate Aged Care Plus Centre in Parkes welcomed more than 200 local community members to their fun-filled Spring Fete on Saturday 4 November, 2017. The Centre raised a record $4,600 on the day, with attendees joining in the fun by visiting local market stalls, bidding in the live auction and enjoying entertainment from the Middleton Public School, Twinkle Toes and TAPESTRY, a cappella singing group.
The local community and businesses all lent a helping hand by donating goods and vouchers to be auctioned at the fete.
"We really appreciate the generosity of the local community and business who allowed us to create an auction full of amazing goods and services," said Leona Fisher, Centre Manager for Rosedurnate Aged Care Plus Centre.
The fun-spirited auction was popular amongst the Fete goers, but it was the cake stall that had everybody talking, selling out in a matter of hours.
One Rosedurnate Aged Care Plus Centre resident said "The Spring Fete brought so much joy to everyone here at the Centre, and nobody left without satisfying their sweet tooth from the famous cake stall!".
Funds raised from the Spring Fete will go toward leisure activities for the residents to enjoy, and Leona says they residents are already planning on how they will use the money.
"The residents are so excited to have raised this incredible amount of money through the Spring Fete, and they are already planning on installing a bowling green for the Centre, and raising the garden beds!" Leona continued.
The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus provides industry leading care to more than 1,700 older Australians each year, and are specialists in the provision of dementia, mental health, spiritual and palliative care.