Wattle Rise residents “over the moon” with quilts

Maryborough District Health Serviceʼs Wattle Rise nursing home has been lit up by a splash of colour thanks to a donation of handmade quilts and placemats from the Bendigo and District Quilters group.

Some very lucky residents at Maryborough District Health Service’s (MDHS) Wattle Rise nursing home will be able to snuggle up and stay warm with some quilts thanks to a generous donation.

Ten handmade quilts and 48 table placemats were donated by the Bendigo and District Quilters on Wednesday last week and quilting group member Christine Bourke said the group, which has over 130 members, regularly creates items to donate.

“We do a community quilt program, we get approached by people who know someone or a group who could benefit from some items whether it’s a nursing home or women’s refuge,” she said.

MDHS CEO Terry Welch said he’s “overwhelmed” with the donation and that it will liven up Wattle Rise.

“I’m quite overwhelmed, the fact that 10 residents have received quilts for their beds, it helps liven up their room,” he said.

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