Annual fete a family affair

15-11-19 Mercy Place Wyndham Fete. Pic of Barry Thompson; Debbie Cook; and Kathleen Thompson. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Esther Lauaki

Mercy Place Wyndham’s annual fete was a family affair.
The annual fete, held last Saturday, was to raise money for the aged care home.
Resident Kathleen Thompson and her devoted family, husband Barry and daughters Debbie and Mandy (pictured), spearheaded preparations for the event over the past four years.
Lifestyle coordinator Tim Whitmore said the fete was a highlight of the retirement home’s calendar.
“Last year Mercy purchased outdoor furniture with the money raised and this year we hope to add to the furniture collection for residents to enjoy,” Mr Whitmore said.
“It was a big day … we go for about five months of hard organisation culminating in the fete which is always a great day.
“Kathleen’s family has been involved in most of the fundraising at Mercy Place Wyndham for the past four years.
“Without the family’s involvement we wouldn’t be able to have these events.”
Mr Whitmore thanked representatives from Wyndham council, community members, staff, family and friends who attended.
“We made almost $3000 and we thank everyone who came out to support and help.”