Villa Maria Catholic Homes celebrated its carers last week with scones, slices, quizzes and live music at The Gallery, Tatura.
More than 10 people attended the Christmas afternoon tea to connect with other carers in the region and share stories from the year that was.
VMCH Youth Adventures co-ordinator Trish Edgar said the afternoon tea acknowledged the work that the carers do throughout the year.
‘‘I picked The Gallery because it’s got a lovely calm surrounding about it and it will attract carers from this side of the region,’’ Ms Edgar said.
She said there are many different social events for carers that register with VMCH such as retreats throughout the year.
‘‘It’s nice for the carers who have met at something else and this brings them together again — they might not have seen each other all year but they will at these functions,’’ Ms Edgar said.
Carers listened to the sounds of regional artist Jessica Lorraine who Ms Edgar said had performed at a number of VMCH retreats.
‘‘Music is a great way for people to really resonate with what they’re going through and Jess always puts in 100 per cent, no matter if she’s performing to six people or 60,’’ she said.
The group also played a game of quiz questions and were awarded prizes for their answers.
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