Ridgehaven is raising money for a bus
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.