Adelaide charity Treasure Boxes makes Ceduna visit for hospital donation

Adelaide charity Treasure Boxes visited Ceduna this week to deliver products to Ceduna District Health Services which will assist families in the community.

Charity founder Rikki Cooke and Marjo Winskog loaded a van and trailer full of goods and set off for Ceduna, stopping along the way to make further donations in Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla.

Treasure Boxes visited the hospital on Wednesday where they delivered products such as car seats, nappies, breast pumps and baby clothing.

Ceduna Hospital will support mothers by providing goods for when they are ready to go home after birth.

Ms Cooke said Treasure Boxes, which receives donations from people in Adelaide, discovered a need for support in regional areas.

This was the charity's first regional visit.

"We create a passage from donations to the kids in need - we help facilitate that path," she said.

"I received a call from Rotary about two months ago saying there was a need for baby car seats in Ceduna, then I spoke to Deb (Miller, Aboriginal and Maternal Infant Care practitioner) and found more was needed than just car seats.

"We wanted to come here, but discovered a need elsewhere and made stops along the way."

Ms Cooke said she hoped this would be the first of many visits and the start of a partnership that would last years.

Ms Miller said they were grateful to have received a van and trailer full of items.

"We are stoked with the donation and it will be supportive to the Aboriginal Family Birthing Program," she said.

"These items will help families with newborn babies and items will be given to families to take home."

She said goods could also be shared with other local services and agencies to assist families receiving support.