Ruby bright­ens lives of respite res­i­dents

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

CITY Beach res­i­dent Ruby Cownie has cre­ated a mo­saic for the Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis Mar­garet Doody Respite House.

The 15-year-old cre­ated the pro­ject as part of a school as­sign­ment for Pres­by­te­rian Ladies’ Col­lege.

Ruby, who lives next door to the respite house, said she had be­come a reg­u­lar visi­tor and wanted to do some­thing to brighten up the out­door area.

“It was quite bland and I thought I could help make it nicer for some of the res­i­dents there,” she said.

The tiles used to cre­ate the mo­saic were do­nated by Orig­i­nal Ce­ram­ics.

Mar­garet Doody Respite House man­ager Chris Rush said the mo­saic had bright­ened up the house.

“The mo­saic Ruby cre­ated for the respite house is the most beau­ti­ful piece of art, that re­quired so much time and ef­fort,” she said.

“How­ever, I feel the most im­pres­sive thing is Ruby’s mo­ti­va­tion for do­ing it, which was to help im­prove the look and feel­ing if the house for those who need to stay here and would most cer­tainly rather be at home.”

Picture: An­drew Ritchie d456635

Ruby Cownie: “I spoke with a res­i­dent and he said the mo­saic made him happy and he en­joyed look­ing at it.”

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