Swan View community chips in to help Audrey clear her block of land


David Best with Audrey in her Swan View garden.
David Best with Audrey in her Swan View garden.

THE Swan View community has rallied around their octogenarian neighbour to help spring clean her large block.

Neighbour David Best said after putting a call out on Facebook he received 60 offers of help.

“Last Saturday 15 locals turned up to do tidy up Audrey’s garden including weeding and chopping out some big trees,” he said.

“Audrey was overwhelmed with all the work and the generosity of her neighbours who supplied morning and afternoon tea and some lunch.”

Mr Best said Audrey had struggled to maintain her 3035sq m block since her husband died three years ago.

“Her eldest son lives three hours away and her other son has a child with serious disability so they are unable to help their mum much,” he said.

“It’s been a pleasure to be able to help her out and see the community pull together for a worthy cause.”

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