Yesterday on the 12th December in the year 1885, Lord Robert Carrington began his tenure as the governor of NSW. Just three years later, our founder William H Paling would go on to donate his property ‘Grasmere’. This property, worth 20,000 pounds at the time, consisted of 450 acres of property, complete with stock, dairy, irrigation appliances, and two cottages. Ten thousand pounds was also dedicated to the people of NSW so that a hospital for Convalescents and Incurables may be established in Camden, which at the time was a thriving farming area. This hospital was named ‘Carrington,’ in honour of the Right. Hon. Lord Carrington.
On Wednesday 6th December our Community Care clients came together at Carrington’s Leisure and Recreation Centre to celebrate Christmas with our Community Care staff. A delicious lunch of turkey, ham and baked vegetables followed by a decadent dessert was served up by our Head Chef, Paul and his team. Our party goers were entertained by performances from the Elderslie High School band and choir and this was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Santa dropped in for photos and Christmas cheer and there was even a singalong where everyone joined in, singing such classics as Silent Night and Jingle Bells. Two of our attendees, Jo and Ruth, got up to thank the youngsters for their beautiful renditions of Christmas songs, old and new.
Thank you to Paul for the delicious lunch, the staff for all of their hard work, and Elderslie High School for coming out to share this wonderful occasion with our Community Care clients. On behalf of the Community Care team, we would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas, and best wishes for 2018.
The Elderslie High School Choir was thoroughly enjoyed by all!