Heartbeat receive heartfelt donation

DONATION: (Back) Heartbeat members Anne-Marie Ledgard, Marilyn Johns, Quilters Guild Vice-President Janet Clayton. (Front) Heartbeat members Rosemarie Ryan, Margaret Shambrook, President Margaret Higgins, and Quilters Guild President Coralie Ashman.

DONATION: (Back) Heartbeat members Anne-Marie Ledgard, Marilyn Johns, Quilters Guild Vice-President Janet Clayton. (Front) Heartbeat members Rosemarie Ryan, Margaret Shambrook, President Margaret Higgins, and Quilters Guild President Coralie Ashman.

Heartbeat Whyalla have been boosted by a much-welcomed donation from the Whyalla Quilters Guild.

The Quilters Guild recently hosted their bi-annual quilt exhibition, from which they raised $2000 to donate to Heartbeat.

Heartbeat, which is a local chairty that raises money for hospital equipment, were presented with the cheque at the Whyalla Hospital on Thursday.

Quilters Guild President Coralie Ashman said a wide range of quilts were on display at the event, with a total of approximately 160 on sale.

“It’s nice to donate to Heartbeat, we’re all getting older and we have a look older ladies in our group, so we never know when we’re going to need the hospital equipment ourselves,” she said.

“If we can raise money and help somebody or a group that’s working for a good cause, then we will be behind them.”

“The work Heartbeat do in this community is very important, the hospital give Heartbeat a list and they pick something on it to raise money for – so this will help them with the latest equipment they’re raising money for.”

Heartbeat President Margaret Higgins presents Quilters Guild President Coralie Ashman with a certificate of appreciation.

Heartbeat President Margaret Higgins presents Quilters Guild President Coralie Ashman with a certificate of appreciation.

Heartbeat President Margaret Higgins said the donation was ‘wonderful’.

“It’s hard to raise money for Heartbeat we find it very difficult, we have to rely on people to donate things to us, we have a few special people who knit for us,” she said.

“We will be using this money for whatever the hospital need us to buy, they come to us and tell us what they need and we donate the money to get it.”

“To think that we’re saving someone’s life through the work we do is wonderful, since we have shifted to the hospital we’ve had a lot more people coming through the front entrance and seeing us.”

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