Living Choice Fullarton residents are renowned for their generosity and helping those in need. Their latest project was a `Winter in July’ food drive for Foodbank Australia which was initiated by residents Diane Strutton and Joan Ogden.
Joan said there was an impressive result with $1,330 in cash and 280kgs of food collected and taken to the Edwardstown outlet. “This converts to over 3,800 meals for families – even the pets were catered for through people’s thoughtful generosity,” she added.
Also in July, Caroline Chapman held a Pop-Up Shop which raised $250 for the Solomons Island Project. Caroline spent many hours making the beautiful items which were offered for sale.
South Australian charity `Treasure Boxes’ has also benefited from events held at the village. In May, $3,400 was raised at the Coronation Fashion Parade, adding to the $465 collected from the sale of goods at the Fullarton Crafters’ Easter Trading Table.
At a travel presentation held by Phil Hoffmann Travel at Fullarton on 11th July, it was announced that the company will give one percent of all travel purchased by Living Choice residents to Treasure Boxes on an ongoing basis. Residents just need to advise “Living Choice and Treasure Boxes” when booking.
The Fullarton Crafters also raised $1,355 for village coffers at a very successful Jewellery and Scarf Showcase on 27th and 28th July. Convenor Helen Bonet said she had been saving pre-loved jewellery donated by residents. “Along with the necklaces and earrings we made in the Studio we had around 300 pieces,” said Helen.
The Fullarton Crafters are now busy making Christmas cards for their annual card sale in November.