Rosemary's Place
Adelaide's Country Friendly Accommodation

With a the rounded figure of one million dollars we will 

· secure our location in Wayville

· lay a timber laminate floor so both maisonettes are the same

· re-roof the property as the roof is rusting

· build a pergola out the back with a BBQ

· establish a vegetable garden and fruit orchard

· purchasing a new mobile

· updating our website

· covering present bills (e.g. insurance cost $1625 per annum)

· buy new furniture instead of using some of the second-hand items we have at present

· employ a cleaner to care for the maisonettes between visits when volunteers struggle to be there

· buy a washing machine and dryer for the second maisonette

· promote the charity so that is more well known within South Australia

· install FOXTEL

· install flat screen HD—TV/DVD player for both bedrooms

· install heaters in the bathrooms

· renovate the kitchens and bathrooms

· do up the front of the property and gardens

· purchase DVD’s and a Wii game console

and ..... and ..... and ....


We also need to employ a person full time so that they can 

  • support guests receiving treatment
  • care-take the properties in every aspect
  • co-ordinate major fund raising
  • establish a significant yearly fund raising campaign (we already had an idea for people to do like ‘jeans for genes day’) to pursue the purchase of other properties.

With would like to purchase more apartments. We will look at two bedroom properties so that the carer has a bedroom as well as the seriously ill guest. The thought is to have two properties near the Unley shopping centre for the convenience for those guests without cars to be able to shop and still be near the Leukaemia Foundation and Cancer Council’s Greenhill Lodge for car transfers to hospitals. The location for the fifth property would be to in North Adelaide so that we are near the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. (We nearly had one guest from Port Pirie who needed to stay in Adelaide for the last 16 weeks of her pregnancy. She felt that Wayville was too far from the hospital.)