Com­mu­nity Liv­ing and Respite Ser­vices cruise

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

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.

Pho­tos:

Diane Dean, San­dra Dawes and Carmel Beck. Shirley An­drews.

Grace Nes­bitt, Grace Gib­ney, Catie Nes­bitt and Wendy Dwyer.

James and Jo­hanna Nes­bitt.

Brady John­son.

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.

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