Com­mu­nity steps out for rest home

A glam­orous Fash­ion Pa­rade and hefty coun­cil do­na­tion has bumped up Rangiura Rest Home’s fundrais­ing barom­e­ter, re­ports Pet­rice Tar­rant. Check out the big buck ideas

South Waikato News - - FRONT PAGE -

Rangiura Rest Home’s pend­ing up­grade is $654,000 closer to com­ple­tion with two hefty do­na­tions fly­ing in.

By the end of this year the Rangiura Char­i­ta­ble Trust is hop­ing to see the con­struc­tion of 11 new rooms with en­suites, a din­ing and lounge area for the wing, an up­grade of the hall kitchen, a new li­brary and bath aroma ther­apy room, a hair­dress­ing room and a sluice room.

The $1.3 mil­lion project is one of three stages in a 10-year-plan that will cater to the district’s age­ing pop­u­la­tion over the next 35 years.

A $ 650,000 grant from the South Waikato District Coun­cil has bumped up the barom­e­ter as has the $ 4,500 raised in the Rangiura Fash­ion Show held on July 2.

It was all glitz and glam­our at The Plaza as four fash­ion stores from Pu­taruru and Ti­rau put on a daz­zling dis­play of out­fits suited to ev­ery oc­ca­sion.

Own­ers and de­sign­ers from Ma­jories, The Car­pen­ters Daugh­ter, Mag­a­zine and Tus­cany Road worked their magic out back, fran­ti­cally chang­ing out­fits while the au­di­ence en­joyed the show.

Mod­els of all shapes and sizes strut­ted their stuff, among them was the district’s MP Louise Up­ston.

Jour­nal­ist and tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter An­neMarie CaseMiller com­pered the night, pro­vid­ing more than 200 guests with first class en­ter­tain­ment.

Case- Miller said Tus­cany Road had spon­sored her since 2007 so she de­cided it was time to give back.

Or­gan­iser San­dra Wal­lace said the event could not have run any smoother.

The trust is re­ly­ing on

Glitz: Pu­taruru’s Theadora Al­li­son strutts her stuff in sup­port of the home up­grade.

Fash­ion gu­rus: Sh­eryl Van Dyk, left, Tina McLean, Car­men Palle­sen and Louise Up­ston are dressed to im­press.

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