Community Living and Respite Services cruise
COMMUNITY Living and Respite Services held an afternoon cruise on December 15 on the Pride of the Murray.
Benny Walker, a local musician and a CLRS Opening Doors ambassador, entertained the crowd for about two hours as the group floated along the Murray.
Sandra Carey, Amelia Dean, Tayla Molluso, Jaymee-Leigh Upton and Nicola Dawes from the Murray River Tea Rooms served afternoon tea for the duration of the cruise.
‘‘We had a fantastic afternoon and were really fortunate that the weather was kind. It had threatened to rain and be stormy but that all cleared up and it was perfect cruising conditions,’’ CLRS chief executive Suzanna Barry said.
Cheese platters, fruit platters and savouries were provided by Pacdon Park, Forever Fresh and Cadell Food Service.
‘‘Sandra (of the MRTR) was thrilled to observe the confidence the Tea Rooms team have developed, along with excellent customer service skills,’’ Suzanna said.
‘‘The cruise was an opportunity to spend some time relaxing with friends in the lead-up to Christmas and at the same time support the Opening Doors Project.’’
Murray River Paddle Steamers donated the Pride of the Murray for the cruise and were thrilled to help raise more than $3000 for the upcoming project.
CLRS and an architect are currently assessing tenders and hope to advise the successful builder in the New Year.
‘‘This time next year we will have another community facility built, providing new opportunities and homes for people with disability,’’ Suzanna said.
The project will be built at 33 Maiden St, Moama. It will be the third CLRS project that includes a home and two units — the Minor St project was completed in June 2014 and the Eyre St project late 2017.
‘‘The Opening Doors Projects make a significant difference for people with disability and their carers. As carers age, they are concerned for the future and knowing their family member has appropriate housing and high quality support is important and provides great peace of mind,’’ Suzanna said.
To donate online, visit givenow.com.au/clrs or by contacting CLRS Suzanna Barry on
[email protected] or 5480 2388.
Diane Dean, Sandra Dawes and Carmel Beck. Shirley Andrews.
Grace Nesbitt, Grace Gibney, Catie Nesbitt and Wendy Dwyer.
James and Johanna Nesbitt.
Carley Dohnt and Brady Threlfall.
Jaymee-Leigh Upton and Captain Bob.
Nicola Dawes, Amelia Dean, Sandra Carey, Tayla Molluso and Jaymee-Leigh Upton.
Suzanna Barry and Vicki Cornwell.