Student creates mosaic to brighten the lives of Multiple Sclerosis sufferers

Ruby Cownie (15) has created a mosaic for the Margaret Doody Respite House. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.
Ruby Cownie (15) has created a mosaic for the Margaret Doody Respite House. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

CITY Beach resident Ruby Cownie has created a mosaic for the Multiple Sclerosis Margaret Doody Respite House.

The 15-year-old created the project as part of a school assignment for Presbyterian Ladies’ College.

Ruby, who lives next door to the respite house, said she had become a regular visitor and wanted to do something to brighten up the outdoor area.

“It was quite bland and I thought I could help make it nicer for some of the residents there,” she said.

“I spoke with a resident and he said the mosaic made him happy and he enjoyed looking at it.”

The tiles used to create the mosaic were donated by Original Ceramics.

Margaret Doody Respite House manager Chris Rush said the mosaic had brightened up the house.

“The mosaic Ruby created for the respite house is the most beautiful piece of art, that required so much time and effort,” she said.

“However, I feel the most impressive thing is Ruby’s motivation for doing it, which was to help improve the look and feeling if the house for those who need to stay here and would most certainly rather be at home.”