It’s the most wonderful time of the year… at Nature’s Edge Buderim
December 9, 2020
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Nature’s Edge Buderim and residents are gearing up for plenty of festive cheer, as well as looking after those in our community who need it most at this special time of year.
The social group has worked hard all year to organise a number of fun-filled Christmas events including the annual Christmas dinner and a special “orphans” lunch on Christmas Day for those who may otherwise be on their own.
Social club member Jennifer Gowing says residents are always keen to celebrate special events throughout the year and she coordinates the lively social calendar so they can plan well ahead.
“I organise a calendar for the year so people know what’s happening and they can plan their holidays around special events,” says Jennifer.
“The social club always put on a Christmas dinner where we have had up to 170 guests. There is also a Christmas lights competition this year, with the winners announced at the dinner.”
The latest addition to the social calendar is the monthly breakfast on the deck, which has been a huge success.
“We had more than 80 people at the last one we held,” says Jennifer.
In the true spirit of Christmas, the clever quilting group at Nature’s Edge Buderim recently raised $2,000 for Bloomhill charity by selling their beautiful handcrafted pieces at a recent Christmas market.
Picture: Margaret with one of the hand crafted quilts.
“We made decorations, table runners, soft toys, bon bons and lots more and sold them at a morning tea where we also raffled four of our quilts,” says quilter Margaret Appleton.
“Everything we do goes to charity,” says Margaret. “The quilts go to Wishlist and they supply the donations to hospitals, who are so grateful. “
Although she is not entering the Christmas lights competition this year, Margaret says the village is sparkling with the addition of everyone’s garden lights.
“The village lights are looking beautiful and there is a lovely feeling of celebration here at the moment,” says Margaret.