How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? I have lived in Parkes for 60 years –
people are very friendly, and over the last eight and a half years their generosity in supporting Ellie’s Plants for Charity has amazed me.
Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? I worked as a Physiotherapy Assistant until 2005 when I was retired medically from a shoulder injury. For the last eight and a half years I have run a community garden with all sales to Can Assist.
What is your favourite thing to do when you have free time? Gardening, mosaics and hand raising cockatiels.
What makes you proud? I feel proud that I was able to raise money for Can Assist, thereby fulfilling my sister’s wish.
What is your all-time favourite movie, song and/or book, and why? Sound of Music, I never get tired of watching the reruns.
Tell us about your best holiday. When my children were younger, we used to have camping holidays at Wyangala Dam, lots of fishing and family time.
What is on your bucket list? I will continue to propagate plants and donate them to Donna Monkerud to sell for Can Assist, spend more time in my own garden, and see a lot more of my family.