The Pink Ladies Volunteer Corps has donated $10,000 to The Pines Retirement Home new building fund.
Pink Ladies Director Nancy Whitefield, along with Olive Miller and Jane Moon, recently presented the cheque to The Pines Manager Sue Nicholson.
The Pines’ present building was constructed in the early 1980s and, despite being severely damaged by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, continues to provide shelter for up to 30 residents.
The Pink Ladies Volunteer Corps was set up in 1980 by Olive Miller and Evelyn Andresen under the auspices of the NCVO to provide voluntary help at The Pines Retirement Home and the George Town Hospital and to raise funds to meet some of the needs of The Pines Retirement Home, to purchase equipment for the George Town Hospital, NCVO Projects and to assist other causes throughout the community.
Since then, activities have expanded and now include The Lighthouse School for Children, Craft Group, Annual Christmas Bazaar and Tea, Spring Fashion Show and other fundraising events during the year.
The two main fundraising functions are the Pink Hibiscus Coffee Shop at the George Town Hospital and the Annual Christmas Bazaar and Tea. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer with Pink Ladies should contact Jane Moon by email [email protected] or 916 1504.
More information on The Pines is available at www.thepines.com, by email, [email protected] or 949-5650.