New additions for cottage

DONATION: Phil Price and Wayne Partridge with the hospital's Kaye Kirchner, Melissa Koch and Shana Spence and the donated goods.
DONATION: Phil Price and Wayne Partridge with the hospital's Kaye Kirchner, Melissa Koch and Shana Spence and the donated goods.

Rosemary's Cottage at the Port Pirie Hospital has new additions to the facility thanks to a donation from the Freemasons.

Almost $600 worth of goods was donated to the service thanks to fundraising conducted by the Port Pirie United No. 24 Masonic Lodge.

The money was raised an ice-cream van at the Christmas pageant selling Golden North products.

A mix master, urns, a toaster and outdoor cushions were handed over by the community organisation at the hospital last week.

Acting hospital chief executive officer Melissa Koch welcomed the support.

"It will help us to provide some additional activities for our day care clients," she told .

"The cushions will allow clients to spend more time outside.

"We are really appreciative of the donation from the Freemasons."

She said all of the goods would help to enhance their services offered at the cottage.

His Worshipful Master, Wayne Partridge, said the organisation tried to support the community wherever possible.

"We try to keep it in the town for the townspeople," he said of their fundraising efforts.