Parklands Village raise funds for sick kids in Port Macquarie Base Hospital

The residents of Parklands Village were treated to a fashion show recently that not only was a runway success but also will put smiles on the faces of sick children at Port Macquarie Base Hospital.

The fundraiser was hosted by the retirement village’s social club and featured clothing from JA Fashions at Laurieton.

Club President Donald Stewart said the event was all style and panache as the village residents modelled the latest fashions for men and women.

“We had a great day with about 40 people attending,” Mr Stewart said.

“We were able to make a $165 donation to the Paediatric Unit, which was 10 per cent of the day’s takings.”

Paediatric Nurse Unit Manager Cheryl Nolte thanked Parklands Village for the gift, which will be used to restock the unit’s craft and play items.

“Generous donations like this help us replenish our stocks,” Mrs Nolte said.

“Toys and colouring-in books, which are a great distraction for children in hospital, get a lot of use and need to be replaced regularly.

“Community donations such as Parklands’ help us do this. Their gift will, no doubt, bring big smiles to the faces of our young patients.”

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