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In 2022 the Schusters, owners of The Barns of Freeling, planted a trial crop of sunflowers as a photogenic backdrop for the Function Centre. When the crop took and bloomed the family wanted to ensure they wouldn't go to waste so they opened the gates offering the flowers for a gold coin donation to HeartKids SA.

The result of the generous gesture, was a donation of more than $15,000 two weeks later.

In 2023 the family again opened the gates to aid charity. This time, all funds raised have been donated to KCNT1 Epilepsy Foundation- Hope is on the Horizon.

KCNT1 related epilepsy is an ULTRA RARE, infant onset seizure disorder caused by mutations of the KCNT1 gene. The donation will be made in memory of Elijah Heutling, the son of a local couple who unfortunately passed away recently at the age of 4.

As a result of the generous donations in 2023, a donation of $10,100 was made to the KCNT1 Epilepsy Foundation.

2024 Update


We'd like to thank everyone who came out to pick a flower this year. We were lucky to have just enough rain to plant a small patch for visitors to visit and raise much needed funds for another charity.

This year all proceeds will be going towards CP Alliance (Cerebral Palsy Alliance). From their website - “Cerebral Palsy Alliance helps to deliver therapy, programs, equipment and research to support children, young people and adults living with cerebral palsy”. As a result of your donations we were able to raise just over $4,500 for CP Alliance.

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