Osborne Prak friends pay tribute to a tireless helper

Friend Davina Wiltshire, brother-in-law Malcolm holding dog Ziggy, and Diane Smith |remember Sandy Donnelly. Picture: Andrew Ritchie         www.communitypix.com.au   d447665
Friend Davina Wiltshire, brother-in-law Malcolm holding dog Ziggy, and Diane Smith |remember Sandy Donnelly. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d447665

IN a display of community spirit, an anonymous benefactor has given funds to a group of Osborne Park residents for a memorial to honour their late friend Sandy Donnelly.

The group unveiled the bench seat and plaque last Thursday in honour of Ms Donnelly, who was a well-known figure and community worker.

Osborne Park resident Arnya Tate said the community was brought together by Ms Donnelly’s death earlier this year.

“Friends of Robinson Reserve, family and workmates also donated towards the cost of the plaque,” Ms Tate said.

“Sandy was dubbed the ‘Pied Piper of Robinson Reserve’ and was loved by all.”

City of Stirling councillor David Michael assisted with official proceedings, along with representatives from Life Plan, Yokine Baptist Church, Auslan and Assistance Dogs.

Local businesses also helped with donations of food and drinks for the memorial.

“The City of Stirling has been incredible with their assistance in expediting the project so quickly,” she said.