The Ark Toy & Activity Centre Auxiliary held a film afternoon at the Astor Cinema on Thursday 21st. March. More than 70 guests enjoyed the screening of Anna Karenina and a delicious afternoon tea together with some excellent raffle prizes won on the day. Close to $1,060 was raised from the afternoon and the Ark Toy & Activity Centre Auxiliary intends to put these funds towards the development of a playground adjacent to the Ark Toy & Activity Centre.
President of the Ark Toy & Activity Centre Auxiliary Mrs Kaye Chamings explained that the “Auxiliary plans to create a safe Trike Track, install tables and chairs and play equipment for the children using other Ark Toy & Activity Centre facilities. After completion of this project the Ark Toy & Activity Centre Auxiliary hopes to hold an “Open Day” so that interested parents and eligible children who have been referred on by medical advice will be able to see for themselves, the wonderful facilities available for them to use.”
East Grampians Health Service Chief Executive, Mr. Nick Bush commented of the Ark Toy & Activity Centre and how well they have incorporated the resources at the Centre to not only help children, but help the elderly who suffer with motor function and memory skills deficiencies. The Auxiliary must be commended on their versatility to help many varied groups in our local community.”
Mrs Chamings said “the Auxiliary would like to extend their warmest thanks to Yvonne and Barry Byron at the Astor Cinema for the use of the theatre on the day and help make the day such a success.”
The Ark Toy & Activity Centre is open on Wednesdays between 10am – 2.00pm and caters for children with special needs and has also helped residents of Garden View Court Hostel, 70 Lowe Street and the Ararat Retirement Village. For further information please contact Mrs. Kaye Chamings on 5352 2289.