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Quilters’ gifts will give Resthaven residents some extra joy at Christmas
Members of Bridge Patches and Quilters have donated numerous quilts and place mats to the Murray Bridge aged care facility.
This post was contributed by Lydia Wallis of Resthaven.
Residents of a Murray Bridge nursing home have had a little colour added to their lives courtesy of a local community group.
Resthaven Murray Bridge was recently delighted to receive a donation of quilts from Bridge Patches and Quilters.
Lifestyle coordinator Soraya Fitzgerald said the club had got in touch a couple of months ago to see if any of the residents would like hand-made quilts to brighten up their rooms.
Of course the answer was “yes”.
‘The club had visited us back in 2018, and the quilts they donated then were such a success with residents – they are much-loved,” Ms Fitzgerald said.
“So this was another wonderful opportunity to bring joy to the residents.”
She described the quilters as beautiful souls.
“We really have built a solid connection with the club, who all offer their time and effort to bring joy to so many people over the festive season,” she said.
Lifestyle assistant Teresa Cole accepted half a dozen quilts, as well as a surprise donation from the club.
The quilters spent months making the quilts and no less than 104 hand-made place mats, which Ms Cole said would make residents’ Christmas dinner extra special this year.
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