Balmoral: A Heart in Every Stitch
Balmoral has a lot to offer. First-class facilities. Safety and security. Supportive staff. Beautifully refurbished villa units and apartments with a choice of features. Activities and events a plenty.
But it’s the thriving, inclusive, caring and active resident community that sets Balmoral apart. It’s a community proud of individual and collective achievements.
None more so than that of resident Margaret Addicoat.
For more than two decades, Margaret has been knitting hand-made blankets for those in need. Since 2012, she has been coordinating and growing the Balmoral knitting group to over 50 members. And in 2019, she began knitting for Knit One Give One (KOGO), a not-for-profit organisation making winter woollies for people in hardship. She has been donating monthly ever since. Her fantastic achievements (and those of the Balmoral knitting group) featured in a double-page spread in June’s Woman’s Day.
In Margaret’s words, “I put a piece of my heart into every stitch”. Her dedication to charity and the village was further recognised last month with the awarding of a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to the community through volunteer roles (KOGO and Balmoral). A monumental and very well-deserved honour.
The achievements of Margaret and the Balmoral knitting group, and their dedication, selflessness and commitment to those in need, is just one example of community spirit at Balmoral. There are so many more. It makes Balmoral such a unique and rewarding place to live and a fantastic community to be part of. Why not come and call Balmoral home!