Goulburn's Ingenia Gardens residents donate to drought

Village manager Maryanne Cassells and village chef Kim Saenngoen with a few of the attendees at last Thurday's morning tea fundraiser. Photo Burney Wong.
Village manager Maryanne Cassells and village chef Kim Saenngoen with a few of the attendees at last Thurday's morning tea fundraiser. Photo Burney Wong.

Ingenia Gardens Goulburn donated $800 to Rural Aid and Drought Angels with a morning tea called Cuppa for a Farmer on Thursday.

The funds came from the pockets of retirement village residents and centre manager Maryanne Cassells was extremely proud of them.

“Most of our residents survive week to week with the pension, so I am so proud of all of them and their generosity,” Ms Cassells said.

Resident Yvonne White, along with the others, was empathetic towards the farmers affected by the drought and was more than happy to donate to the cause.

“We drive around and see the dryness and we also hear about the drought from our relatives,” Ms White said.

She also has a special message to the struggling farmers.

“Hang in there. The drought will end some day. Don’t be afraid to speak out if you are suffering,” she said.

The idea was an initiative of Ingenia Communities.

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