Women visited in hospital and aged care on Mother's Day

FLOWERS: Great-grandmother Roma Pearce, of Port Pirie, accepted a posy from the Rotary Club of Port Pirie during a bedside visit at the hospital on Mother's Day.
FLOWERS: Great-grandmother Roma Pearce, of Port Pirie, accepted a posy from the Rotary Club of Port Pirie during a bedside visit at the hospital on Mother's Day.

Waking up to Mother’s Day in hospital is not every mum’s cup of tea.

But Roma Pearce was greeted by a smile that day as the Rotary Club of Port Pirie distributed posies to women patients.

It was a special day for Mrs Pearce who has four children, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She has been married to Bob Pearce for 64 years.

“I have been very blessed. We are having a party at lunchtime at the hospital. My daughter is arranging it and bringing along some goodies,” she said.

The club has delivered flowers on Mother’s Day to the hospital and aged homes for about 30 years, according to long-serving member Brian Condon.

“It was the done thing in those days. Things have been commercialised and changed so much in recent times, but the event was always well considered,” he said,

“The club thought they could do something here.”

Alan and Gwen Paterson, Graham and Mary Nichols, Barbara and Dannielle Camporeale and Greg Mayfield delivered the bouquets to the hospital, Charlie Robertson Cottages, Hammill House, St Joseph’s and Lealholme.

Club president Barry Mudge said the gesture was “all about giving something back to the mothers who have done so much for everyone else”.

Jeannette Valente grew the flowers and the Anglican Church ladies cut them and made the posies.

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