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    HEART WARMING: Horsham Patchwork Quilters presented Wimmera Against Cancer in Kids, WACK, trustee Keith Fischer, right, with $3000 raised from its 2019 exhibition and raffle. Quilters, from left, Isabelle Martin, Christie Gerdtz, Heather Brennan, Sandra Douglas, Faye Woodhart and Lynette Morisi show raffle winner Faye Cameron her prize.

Patchwork donation for WACK's worthy cause

A $3000 donation from a group of Horsham creatives will help provide added comfort for ill children and their families.

Horsham Patchwork Quilters presented Wimmera Against Cancer in Kids, WACK, the $3000 last week, an amount raised through their 2019 exhibition and quilt raffle.

WACK trustee Keith Fischer said the money would likely be used to renovate a room at Adelaide’s Ronald McDonald House.

He said the quilters’ exhibition was a fantastic show and their donation a great support that would provide families with a room in better condition.

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“A renovation for a single room is $5000 or a family room is $8000, so the $3000 will almost cover a whole renovation of a room,” he said.

“It’s fantastic. Brendan McKinnon and I administer WACK, but we can’t do the work for ourselves, so when groups can get together and raise money for us it makes it so much better.” 

Mr Fischer said while many families tended to stay in Melbourne, there were still some who preferred travelling to Adelaide.

“We support Melbourne more, but we like to support Adelaide as well,” he said.

Horsham Patchwork Quilters’ vice-president Heather Brennan said the group has more than 40 members, and about 20 to 25 who meet every Tuesday.

She said they chose to donate to a different charity every second year, such as SES, fire or hospital services, and picked WACK this time because it was a ‘very worthy cause’.

“Most of the money is from the raffle quilt,” she said.

“We did add a little bit more from our funds as a result of the exhibition to put towards it and bring it up to $3000.

“We have a couple of our members who have got little granddaughters who are not well at the moment, so that does make it a cause closer to our hearts.”

– Lotte Reiter

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