Broken Hill Mainly Music held a special Mother’s Day morning tea at St Peter’s Hall on Friday May 12 as they unveiled their brand new coffee machine purchased thanks to donations from generous local organisations and businesses.
Mainly Music programs are designed to provide support for all families and can be used by any community service organisation. It’s a structured 30-minute program for infants to five-year-olds and their parents/carers that is run weekly at St Peter’s but currently has a wait list due to its popularity.
Parents who attend the program at St Peter’s Hall requested a coffee machine late last year, so the group set about raising funds. They approached Silver City Quilters who kindly donated a quilt made by their President Jo Kells, going on to raise $260 from ticket sales. The winner was drawn during the morning tea – congratulations to Kalina McGuiness!
The Country Women’s Association (CWA) and Lodestone Mines donated $100 and $230 respectively, and The Deli donated coffee beans to get the group’s supply started.
Mainly Music leader Katherine Waite thanked sponsors for their generous support.
“We are grateful for the community’s support in helping us raise funds for a coffee machine,” said Ms Waite.
“Each week after our music program we have a morning tea for children and parents, and this is a lovely time of friendship and support to each other.”
If you’d like to set up a Mainly Music group for families, visit mainlymusic.org for more information.