A donation of almost $12,000 has been handed over to Carinya Home for the Aged in Atherton enabling the purchase of a range of specialised equipment to ensure the safe and dignified care of residents.
Four electric beds, two bariatric wheelchairs and a bariatric shower/commode chair will be purchased with the funds donated by Atherton Duke of Connaught and Fraser Masonic Lodges in conjunction with Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland.
Atherton Duke of Connaught representative Les Simpson and his wife Barbara said that they wanted to thank locals for getting behind the Lodges’ fundraising efforts.
“On behalf of the Masonic Fraternity, we would like to thank the community for their support, we couldn’t have done it without them,” Les said.
“Enhancing residents’ wellbeing and empowering staff to care for residents in the most effective manner was the intention behind our donation,” Les said.
Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer, Gary Mark endorsed the efforts of the masons in the Tablelands.
“I congratulate both Atherton Duke of Connaught and Fraser Masonic Lodges for taking the lead to raise funds for this vital equipment,” Gary said.
“For many years the Lodges have worked to give a hand up to those in need, enabling people to lead better lives which Hand Heart Pocket fully supports. That’s why we were ready to match their latest fundraising efforts and effectively double the impact of their donation,” Gary said.
Photo: Atherton Duke of Connaught and Fraser Masonic Lodges joined forces to raise funds for the local Aged Care facility. Photo courtesy The Tablelander.