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Can Assist Southern Highlands was very fortunate to have been offered ‘The Kaya’ – the magnificent garden of Elaine and Les Musgrave in Wildes Meadow, Southern Highlands, as an Open Garden event on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of May.  This was a most successful fundraiser for our Branch at a time when we are still bound by Covid 19 restrictions as to the types of events we can hold.

Can Assist marquee stalls sold a large amount of merchandise, from knitted toys, to fresh slices and biscuits, Can Assist labelled candles, tea towels, table mats with serviettes, beautiful cards and a busy BBQ and coffee cart.

The owner generously donated 20% of all sales from her paintings, cards and prints.

We were blessed with beautiful weather. Overall we raised $7,700 for the weekend. A wonderful result.

‘Can Assist Southern Highlands has produced a variety of Can Assist branded  merchandise to sell at the local markets in the towns and villages in the Southern Highlands. We have produced, with the help of some very generous donors: candles, tea towels, calendars, cards, preserves and prints ( for framing) by a local Botanical artist. All merchandise has a Southern Highlands theme: tulips, rural scenes, for example. To date we have raised close to $10,000, which has been very helpful during the Covid restrictions.
We always hold a raffle at our stalls,  and it is amazing at the number of people who buy tickets and donate at the same time via EFTPOS.