Wisteria Fete at Cumberland Hospital

Members of the community are encouraged to come along to this year’s Wisteria fete at Cumberland Hospital.

The fete is a major fundraising event and all money raised goes back to the hospital to help rehabilitate patients and enhance their stay.

Some of the major attractions include the Parramatta RSL Caledonian Pipe Band, dance troupes, DJ Luke, karaoke, and wood turning displays.

Western Sydney Local Health District director of Mental Health Services, Dr Senthil Muthuswamy said the Wisteria festival is a spectacular community event for the whole family. 

“People can spend the day in the magnificent gardens and have a fun day out while raising money for the hospital. 

“There will be an array of plaster paints that will bring hours of excitement for children of all ages,” Dr Muthuswamy said.

“People can also visit the Hospital Museum and view the historic artefacts on display to learn about the history of mental health care in Parramatta.”

Local artist Michael Zaiter has again donated a beautiful painting for the major raffle prize. An Art Exhibition featuring Michael’s work will be on display, with an opportunity for people to view and purchase any of the works.

Cumberland Hospital’s Wisteria fete committee chair Margaret Bannister, said the fete was particularly known for its delicious Devonshire teas, hamburgers, kebab sticks and delicious Hokkien Noodles.

“The Wisteria fete has been a popular family fun day for more than 85 years, with more than 1,000 locals visiting each year,” she said.

For more information about the Wisteria festival, please phone Cumberland Hospital on 9840 3000.

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