Ridge­haven is rais­ing money for a bus

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

RIDGE­HAVEN in Monto held a cent sale to help raise money for a sec­ond-hand bus.

The bus would be used to help trans­port res­i­dents from the in­de­pen­dent liv­ing units on Lyell St to and from the main fa­cil­ity for events and gath­er­ings.

Care man­ager of the re­tire­ment com­plex Tracey Pat­tie said they would be ap­ply­ing for fund­ing for it.

Cent sale money would be used in the fu­ture to main­tain the bus once it was bought.

“We’re look­ing at about $33,000-35,000 for a sec­ond-hand bus,” Mrs Pat­tie said.

“It would trans­port about 10 of our res­i­dents at about one time.”

Like a cross be­tween a raf­fle and an auc­tion, peo­ple who wanted to buy a cer­tain item bought a ticket, which was then drawn from a bucket.

A for­mer res­i­dent of Ridge­haven, Daphne Russell, do­nated six home­made quilts for the sale.

Though she’s left Monto, Daphne still has a lot of friends in the area who oc­ca­sion­ally visit her.

Lau­rel Pinker­ton, Daphne’s friend, was the one who asked her to send the quilts from her res­i­dence in Bris­bane.

“She calls me up all the time,” Ms Pinker­ton said.

“She said she has all these rugs and didn’t know what to do with them.”


CENT SALE: Daphne Russell do­nated these cro­cheted rugs for the Ridge­haven cent sale.

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