Village bake sale becomes vital donation

Bella KitchenBunbury Herald
Doors Wide Open peer support Ann Dunstall receives the donation from Ingenia Gardens Bunbury community manager Trudy Turner.
Camera IconDoors Wide Open peer support Ann Dunstall receives the donation from Ingenia Gardens Bunbury community manager Trudy Turner. Credit: Bella Kitchen

Doors Wide Open has received a generous donation from the residents at lifestyle village Ingenia Gardens.

Every year Ingenia Gardens fundraises money for a different organisation in the Bunbury area and this year a resident suggested Doors Wide Open, a not-for-profit organisation providing access to a variety of services and resources to help people recover from addiction.

Doors Wide Open peer support Ann Dunstall said the $1130 will help support many individuals and their families.

“The donation from Ingenia Gardens means we can continue our services and I am pretty certain this will help out lots of people in the community,” she said.

It means a lot to us to see the community and other organisations like Ingenia Gardens getting behind us and rallying for our cause.

Ingenia Gardens Bunbury community manager Trudy Turner said the residents in the village wanted to support the wider community and fundraising helped the residents feel valued. To fundraise, the residents bake a slice a week and sell it for $2 a piece.

Ms Turner said while it might not seem like a lot, it added up quickly.

“We have many residents with a sweet tooth that reached out to give,” Ms Turner said.

“The $2 isn’t a lot but for a pensioner that is all you have to live on and to see the giving from these residents is amazing.

“Ingenia Gardens just love to help and all our residents are touched with all the organisations we have helped over the years.”

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