A beautiful memorial rose garden will soon take pride of place at Mundubbera Hospital, improving the built environment and providing a peaceful place to reflect on those the town has lost.
Mundubbera-Burnett Masonic Lodge and Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland collectively donated $2,000 towards the new space which will be in full view upon entry to the facility.
Lodge Secretary Peter Keller said the initiative was brought to their attention during a recent visit to see one of their fellow members, who resides in the aged care section of the Hospital.
“We were in town to mark a very special milestone for one of our members, Jim, 92 who we presented a 50-year jewel and 60-year clasp to, for his commitment to the organisation,” Peter said.
“We hope that in addition to providing a quiet space where the townsfolk can come to remember those that have passed on, the garden becomes a place where patients and aged care residents can spend time in and smell the roses,” Peter said.
Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer Gary Mark praised Mundubbera-Burnett Lodge for leaving its mark on the community in this way.
“Efforts to make a meaningful difference for the sick and elderly, by beautifying the surrounds of the local Hospital and providing a permanent memorial, are in line with Hand Heart Pocket’s values which are about alleviating suffering and improving people’s quality of life.”
“Therefore, we were delighted to work with Mundubbera-Burnett Lodge on this important initiative,” Gary said.
Photo: Members of Mundubbera-Burnett Masonic Lodge including aged care resident, Jim and Mundubbera Hospital staff gathered together to celebrate the donation.