REGION – As part of our 105th birthday celebrations, The Times was able to donate nearly $1500 towards the build of a holiday house at Encounter Lakes for children in paediatric palliative care and their families.
Team Kids, from the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation, aims to build a “life-celebrating sanctuary” – a place of comfort and practicality – for families that have a child who needs around-the-clock care for their long term illness.
The foundation’s goal is to raise $1.55 million dollars to complete the huge task of building the house and installing all the necessary equipment, disability support tools, and resources a child with any condition and their family could need.
The Times was able to make the donation through the sale of adverts in a feature in last week’s edition, as well as a donation sausage sizzle run by the Lions Club of Victor Harbor and Port Elliot at our birthday party on Thursday, August 31.
Many members of the community joined The Times in celebrating on Thursday, as the doors were opened to the public so they could see what the paper’s new office looked like.
There was a big cake shared – first cut by City of Victor Harbor 2017 Citizen of the Year Betty Dawe and lifelong Victor Harbor resident Irma Springbett.
The Times’ Footy Fanatics even filmed their segment for the second round of finals on the day, and the video is available to view on The Times’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VictorHarborTimes
The team at The Times would like to thank everyone who made a donation to the cause or came and said hello on Thursday, and encourage anyone interested in seeing the new office to pop by.