Tongala Aged Care benefits from Freemasons donation

By Lachlan Durling

TONGALA aged care residents will be benefitting from vital equipment after Campaspe Valley Freemasons presented a $6200 donation to the Tongala and District Memorial Aged Care Service.

On Tuesday night (September 3) worshipful master Russell Stevenson presented director of nursing Sarah Tee with the cheque which will assist in the purchase of a range of equipment.

The donation was made possible through $3100 from the Melbourne St Clair Reunion Lodge No 17 and an additional $3100 through the Freemasons Victoria Foundation.

“It’s important to support the community, especially in smaller towns such as Tongala,” WMas Stevenson said.

“This donation is a small part of the Victorian Freemasons Foundation donations to charity state wide and a partnership that allows us to do this.”

Ms Tee said the donation will allow the aged care provider to provide a higher standard of care to clients.

“It can be difficult raising money in a small town as there are fewer people to call on, however the support of the community and especially the Freemasons has been terrific,” she said.

“In a small community you rely on people, and people rely on us, this will allow us to continue caring for people – some of whom are Freemasons.”