Thevenard Silo Committee makes second donation to Ceduna Senior Citizens Village upgrade project

DONATION: Thevenard Silo Committee member Michael Nicholls presents a cheque for $5000 to Ceduna Hospital and Village Auxiliary chairperson Claire Collins. Picture: Supplied
DONATION: Thevenard Silo Committee member Michael Nicholls presents a cheque for $5000 to Ceduna Hospital and Village Auxiliary chairperson Claire Collins. Picture: Supplied

Ceduna Hospital and Village Auxiliary chairperson Claire Collins says the group is very grateful for a recent $5000 donation from the Thevenard Silo Committee.

Michael Nicholls presented the cheque to Ms Collins late last year, bringing the total donated by the Thevenard Silo Committee to $10,000 to assist in the upgrade of residents' rooms at the Ceduna Senior Citizens Village.

The committee also donated $5000 in June 2017.

Ms Collins said about $50,000 had now been raised for the upgrade of the final four rooms in the north wing.

"The donation is extremely welcome as we upgrade the final four rooms at the village," she said.

"Most of the people who are residents at the village are our local people and it's important for us to know that they are accommodated in a building that meets aged care standards.

"The north wing, where we have focused our efforts for a number of years, was built in the 1970s and doesn't meet standards of our time."

She said the auxiliary intended to call for tenders within the next month.

Thevenard Silo Committee member Geoff Ryan said they wanted to help a "magnificent" cause.

"We also donated $5000 a few years ago and the committee wanted to keep helping with the upgrades of the rooms," he said.

"What the auxiliary is doing is magnificent, and it is all on a voluntary basis - that is why we decided to help them out.

"It is very important to support what the auxiliary is doing as they do a great job, and the village is very important and helps our community."