Free ride cuts down the effort
A Hospice volunteer is over the moon after receiving some new wheels to make his job much easier.
Lake Taupo Hospice was given $3200 by Craters of the Moon which was used to buy a new rideon lawnmower.
Grass maintenance volunteer Brian Bockett said having a new ride on lawn mower is great. His new machine couldn’t be more different to the old-style, manual hand mower he has been using.
‘‘When the growing season starts we will have to be constantly on the mower,’’ he said.
‘‘I haven’t used a ride on mower before so this is a new experience for me.’’
The lawnmower purchased with the grant was supplied by STIHL Taupo at a special price.
Hospice Fundraising and promotions manager Leanne Vlaanderen said their new property was much bigger and a hand pushed mower was no longer suitable. ‘‘Thanks to Craters of the Moon for seeing the need for the grant application and to STIHL for the essential piece of equipment.’’
Craters of the moon administration manager Linda Symons said the Trust has returned more than $650,000 to the Taupo community since 1995.
‘‘In the distribution earlier in 2017, 15 different local community groups were supported, including a ride-on mower for the Hospice.’’