Construction of an intergenerational playground at Edgarley Assisted Living in Casterton is a step closer after United Way Glenelg presented a cheque for more than $15,000 last week.
The money was raised back in September, when Edgarley Assisted Living chief executive officer Susan Wray pitched the idea at a virtual live crowd funding event, SharkPitch.
Ms Wray was one of the three presenters who pitched their ideas to the global online audience, who were then able to pledge to donate money to bring the ideas to reality.
Ms Wray said she was delighted with the amount raised and the project would now move into the planning phase and then construction.
She said by having a dedicated playground, residents and their young visitors would have a safe environment to make special, lasting memories.
“They can tell stories, reminisce and just enjoy the moment and be in the moment with that person, with that child, with that family member,” she said.
“We’re going to be leaving this legacy for future generations. We are really trying to be that point of difference for aged care in this region.
“Everyone here at Edgarley is so grateful to United Way Glenelg and the many people who have put their hand in their pocket to take this project from an idea to something we can now look forward to seeing.”