EVERY dollar counts for Cathie Watt of Fairfield West.
She’s a full-time carer for her amputee husband but she still helps others.
Mrs Watt, 74, will auction a 1940s pram she inherited from her aunt and give the proceeds to NSW Police Legacy.
She has already donated a $50 cheque she won in a magazine competition.
‘‘We had a car accident recently but Police Legacy needs more help than I do,’’ she said. ‘‘I know it’s a profession that the officers chose but it’s a thankless job, especially when they put their lives on the line.’’
Police Legacy is a non-profit organisation that helps officers killed in the course of duty.
Mrs Watt is willing to make the sacrifice of the 70-year-old pram.
‘‘I used to stroll around Fairfield with my grandchildren in the pram,’’ she said. ‘‘I love antiques but I need space at home, especially because my husband is in a wheelchair. I think the families who had officers who were killed on duty really need the help.’’
Fairfield Local Area Command Superintendent Peter Lennon said he thanked Mrs Watt and all in the community who appreciated the work police did.
Mrs Watt said she would take bids for the pram starting from $600.
If you’re interested in the auction, email your offers to email@example.com and they will be forwarded to Cathie Watt.