• Unley Council pool table donation delights residents

    Unley Council pool table donation delights residents

    Residents at Resthaven Malvern were delighted to receive the donation of a pool table recently, courtesy of the Unley City Council.

    Unley Community Centre Coordinator, Kate Richardson, says, ‘Here at the Unley Community Centre, we no longer have programs running that utilise our pool table.’

    ‘We thought we would reach out to see if the table would be useful at Resthaven Malvern for use by the residents.’

    ‘Rather than selling the table, we wanted to see it used again as a community asset.’

    ‘We hope that “re-homing” the pool table provides some fun and recreational activity.’

    Resthaven Malvern Manager, Terry Kirkwood, says, ‘We are so grateful to the Unley Council for their donation.’

    ‘Residents are already loving it.’

    This includes Mr Robert Bridgman who says, ‘Even though it’s been a long while since I played, I’m looking forward to trying it out.’

    ‘It’s great that it’s right here on the premises, we don’t have to go anywhere for it.’

    ‘It’s also good exercise, which is essential. People who can get around can have a bit of fun.’

    Dr John Murchland remembers playing pool as a young lad, when he was an intern at Adelaide Hospital aged 23: ‘People would come into the staff room and have a hit,’ he says.

    ‘This table will be handy on off days when I can’t get out; I can just come up here and have a hit.’

    Mrs Sylvia Hill agrees, saying, ‘I used to have a pool table in my house, but my husband mainly played, and I’d have a few hits with him.’

    ‘I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for people to come up and play it.’

    ‘There must be plenty of people here who would have played – the gents, yes, but the ladies too.’

    ‘I think it’s great.’

    ‘It’s very good of Unley Council to donate it, very kind of them. It’ll definitely get used.’

    A big thank you to Unley Council!

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