Event raises $2800 for senior village

The latest fundraising event for the Ceduna Senior Citizens Village was hosted by Alec King and saw $2800 donated for upgrades.

Mr King's open garden day at his Thevenard home was held in honour of his late wife Elaine earlier this month.

Visitors on the day were able to view Mr King's impressive tropical garden and the other garden areas which are all meticulously manicured.

Visitors were also greeted to a day of sunshine, which allowed them to sit and relax in the garden and enjoy the sausage sizzle, coffee and cake that was available until late in the afternoon and then followed by a barbecue dinner.

Ceduna Hospital and Village Auxiliary secretary and treasurer Janet Jacobsen said there were about 100 people present on the day.

"It was an excellent event, a beautiful day full of sunshine and the atmosphere was great," she said.

"There were people coming and going throughout the day and all had a good time.

"The auxiliary would like to thank Alec for his generosity and the community for attending, which resulted in $2800 being raised."

A raffle was conducted by Ceduna Bulk Hauliers and Earthmovers, Ceduna Home Timber and Hardware and the Waterwize nursery, while Ceduna Tree Trimming donated a load of firewood to the highest bidder.

Funds raised from the day have been donated to the auxiliary and will be used to revitalise the garden area at the senior village.

The auxiliary has also been fundraising in recent years to upgrade rooms at the village and with eight already complete, there are four more rooms to be revamped.

Ms Jacobsen said the auxiliary was in the process of speaking with management to get the go ahead to undertake the process of upgrading the remaining rooms.

"We have $50,000 in our possession to go towards the rooms, but we are still fundraising to do all four," she said.

"Feedback on the upgraded rooms has been excellent, they are well presented and are being utilised."

Ms Jacobsen said there would be further fundraising events to assist the process.