You made it happen!
Completing a mammoth task like a $1.5 million expansion on a rest home is no small feat. A huge thanks must go out to the Rangiura fundraising team, headed by Sandra Wallace. Rangiura Trust chairman Henry Van Dyk said Sandra’s and her team efforts were worth a special mention.
“They did an outstanding job, I was blown away.”
But the thanks do not stop there.
“Rangiura Trust is very grateful for the generous support and donations received; support came in every form, from volunteers and grants to monetary gifts and services.
“There are people that would go and have a morning tea party and raise $50 and hand it in,” Henry said.
“It didn’t matter whether the donation was small or large, every dollar counted.”
In total the community contributed more than $100,000.
The Trust also has nothing but praise for the South Waikato District Council which really kick started the actual commencement of the project when it granted Rangiura $650,000 from the $5 economic development fund.
“We get no funding from the government at all,” said Henry “So without that council grant, this would not have been possible.”
The community now has a “future proof” facility that will allow residents to stay and receive all the support they need in their own community.
Ellie Davis and Henry Van Dyk