Bee Hive Crafts donates to Port Augusta Seniors Internet Cafe

DONATION: Bee Hive Crafts coordinator Fran Paynter donating $500 to Marilyn Marsh, the regional area coordinator for Australian Red Cross.
DONATION: Bee Hive Crafts coordinator Fran Paynter donating $500 to Marilyn Marsh, the regional area coordinator for Australian Red Cross.

THE SENIORS Social Interaction Internet Cafe has gained $500, thanks to a donation from Bee Hive Crafts on Monday, June 19 at the Bungala Training Centre.

The Australian Red Cross holds fortnightly sessions, giving senior citizens the chance to develop different skills and capabilities through activities such as computer usage, craft activities, reading and games.

With about 40 people arriving to each session, the donation will contribute towards craft and afternoon tea purchases, as well as hiring the Bungala facility. Red Cross Community Development Officer Linley Shine thanked Bee Hive Crafts for its generous donation.

“At the moment everyone seems to be on board, so we’re hoping that we’ll be able to continue for another 12 months after this year,” Mrs Shine said.

“It took off really quickly, and its been such a success that it continues to get recognised in the community.”

Bee Hive Crafts Coordinator Fran Paynter said the business prefers to donate its profits to small, local groups.

“As a business, we don’t make any profit,” she said.

“There are 40 people here that rely on this service for their contacts and other social interaction.”

To find out more about the Seniors Social Interaction Internet Cafe, contact Mrs Shine on 8641 9500.