Over 80 people gathered at the Port Augusta Yacht Club on Sunday, April 8 for a fundraising breakfast hosted by the Nerrilda/Ramsay Auxiliary.
Those in attendance enjoyed a hearty breakfast and a trading table, while kids had the chance to get their faces painted.
The Auxiliary continues to work within the community to raise funds to support entertainment events and purchases that enhance the wellbeing of residents from both Edenfield Family Care facilities. Auxiliary President Vanessa Kirkham revealed that over $1000 was raised from the event.
“The kindness of businesses and community members never ceases to amaze me, which ensures all funds raised at events are all profit for the Auxiliary,” she said.
The kindness of businesses and community members never ceases to amaze me ...Nerrilda/Ramsay Auxiliary President Vanessa Kirkham
“Thanks so much to all who helped out with cooking, pack up and dishes today, both committee and non-committee members, making the breakfast a great community event.”
The Auxiliary previously only provided services for Edenfield Family Care Nerrilda, but the committee voted in favour of supporting Edenfield Family Care Ramsay in December 2017.
Mrs Kirkham said the move has immediately paid dividends.
“Since the initiative to invite Ramsay staff to join the Auxiliary, there has been a positive increase in committee member numbers, which continues to ensure many hands make light work,” she said.
After deeming the event a success, the Auxiliary revealed its plans to host more breakfasts and possibly Sunday night dinners in the coming months.
The Auxiliary thanked local businesses Terry Gardiner Meats, French Hot Bread Shop and Foodland for supplying all food products for the breakfast, as well as Intersport, Commonwealth Hotel, Healthy Habits, Cindy’s Gifts and Port Augusta Meats for donating the raffle prizes. The Auxiliary also expressed its gratitude to the Port Augusta Yacht Club for providing the venue free of charge.
The Auxiliary has funded a variety of activities for Ramsay and Nerrilda residents, including a recent visit from the Animals Anonymous petting zoo.