Moss­man Buffs dig deep for aged

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Scott Tib­balls

THE Moss­man Hospi­tal Aged Care Unit was the wor­thy re­cip­i­ent of two wheel­chairs ear­lier this week, kindly do­nated by the Moss­man Branch of the Royal An­te­dilu­vian Or­der of Buf­fa­los - or the Moss­man Buffs.

The local branch of phi­lan­thropists put the money to­gether to pur­chase and do­nate the wheel­chairs to the unit be­cause it had never had ded­i­cated wheel­chairs of its own before - in­stead re­ly­ing on wheel­chairs from around the hospi­tal.

“If we find a good cause, we’ll support it,” said mem­ber and Knight (Pres­i­dent) of the Moss­man RAOB Jim Mul­hol­land.

“We try to support things lo­cally.

“We help any com­mu­nity, and the Moss­man Buffs try to support Moss­man.”

The in­ter­na­tional net­work of RAOB is com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing those in need through phi­lan­thropy.

“We raise our own money among our own peo­ple,” said Mr Mul­hol­land.

“These are the first wheel­chairs that this ward has ever had. And Moss­man Buffs were the first to do­nate them.”

Mr Mul­hol­land ex­plained that the RAOB as a non-re­li­gious and non-prej­u­diced or­gan­i­sa­tion were there to help. “We need the local peo­ple to tell us what they need.”

The Moss­man Buffs have also pre­vi­ously do­nated blood analysing equip­ment to the Moss­man Hospi­tal and other good causes.

Mr Mul­hol­land en­cour­aged any­one with a good cause to con­tact RAOB Moss­man sec­re­tary Harry Fis­cher on 0428 981 375.

These are the first wheel­chairs that this ward has ever had

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.