Sil­ver Chain to cel­e­brate 50

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Gareth McKnight

Rock­ing­ham Sil­ver Chain Vol­un­teer Fundrais­ers’ Group will cel­e­brate 50 years of rais­ing money and sup­port­ing the com­mu­nity next month.

The group first met in Oc­to­ber 1967 and have raised an es­ti­mated $700,000 since its in­cep­tion.

This money has gone to­wards a host of wor­thy lo­cal causes, in­clud­ing the re­fur­bish­ment of the Respite/ So­cial Cen­tre, on Ray Street, Rock­ing­ham, and the pro­vi­sion of nurses and car­ers for Sil­ver Chain’s clients.

There are a num­ber of spe­cial events in Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber to cel­e­brate the group’s 50-year an­niver­sary, in­clud­ing a fash­ion pa­rade.

Vicki Hearle said she would never for­get the care Sil­ver Chain nurses pro­vided her late hus­band.

“In 2012, my dear­est hus­band Ron was di­ag­nosed with lung can­cer — I cared for him at home and re­lied heav­ily on the ser­vice of Sil­ver Chain,” she said.

“The com­fort pro­vided to Ron by the nurses will al­ways be ap­pre­ci­ated.”

Sec­re­tary Pat Thom­son said the group met on the se­cond Fri­day of ev­ery month, ex­cept Jan­uary, at the Chal­lenge Court Hall. New mem­bers are wel­come. For more de­tails, call 0437 517 733.

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