Farmers rally to help Pohlen Hospital appeal
Last year saw the successful launch of Beefing up Pohlen with a staggering $37,000 raised by the Matamata dairy farming community for the New Wing project at Pohlen Hospital.
This came in the form of cash donations and also pledges of cull cows.
The Pohlen Foundation Trust hugely appreciates this support for Pohlen Hospital by so many local families and businesses.
Grant Wills is a Beefing Up Pohlen committee member, and a Pohlen Foundation Trust trustee.
Mr Wills became a member of the foundation just over a year ago.
‘‘I’m involved with a number of other committees so saw this as an opportunity to make a difference in our community,’’ Mr Wills said.
Mr Wills said he would encourage other farmers to become involved with the Beefing up Pohlen initiative.
‘‘This is a very easy way to contribute to a very worthwhile asset that will benefit all of us in years to come,’’ he said.
Elders Livestock are selling the donated cows for no commission and Waharoa Livestock and Neven Granich Ltd are trucking the donated cows free of charge.
Funds tinue to raised assist will conwith the redevelopment Hospital.
Tracy and Wynn Brown’s four children were born at Pohlen Hospital.
The couple agree that supporting the Beefing Up Pohlen initiative was just one small thing that farmers could do that will make a big difference to the medical facilities available in Matamata.
‘‘As a small rural town we are extremely lucky that we have a facility such as Pohlen Hospital on our doorstep. It’s a valuable part of our community,’’ Mrs Brown said.
‘‘We need to support it so it’s here to support us in the future.’’
If you want more information, phone Judith Challis on 881 9100 ext 834.
Wynn and Tracy Brown are two members of the Matamata community who are supporting the Beefing up Pohlen initiative.