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
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.
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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.