Generous retireees at Timberside Village raise $400 for cancer fight


In service of others: Timberside Village residents raised $400 as they took part in the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea.
In service of others: Timberside Village residents raised $400 as they took part in the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea.

WOODVALE retirees raised $400 for the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea last month.

More than 60 Timberside Villas residents got together for the annual May fundraiser and social club president Keith Brown drew inspiration from the friends and family who had been touched by cancer.

“Most of us have been affected in some way by cancer,” he said.

“We raised $400 from our morning tea, and there were many more $5 notes in the collection than gold coins, which is an example of the spirit of the seniors in this village.

“Despite seniors living on a shrinking budget our residents still open up their hearts and wallets to help others.”

Moving to Perth in 1979 from England, Mr Brown and his family have embraced the Australian way, and the Village life, which Keith actually managed until his retirement just seven years ago.

“We’ve lived here for 10 years, so I was village manager for a few years before retirement, and we love everything about Timberside and its residents,” Keith said.

“And there’s the companionship with like-minded friends, who make events like the Biggest Morning Tea a success, which is really the best reason to be here.”