Deniliquin Pastoral Times
On way to $1m
The Navorina Nursing Home’s $1 million fundraising drive has hit a whopping $230,000 just two months after it started.
Contributions from businesses and families have been welcomed, with staff and board members thanking the community for its kindness.
The most recent donation was $100,000 from a local businessperson who wished to remain anonymous.
‘‘I was quite shocked actually and very excited,’’ Navorina business manager Skye Parks said.
‘‘It means everything to us that someone would invest that much.’’
The donor has had a long relationship with Navorina, including family members who were residents there, and felt it was important to give back to a communityowned facility.
Fundraising committee chair Justine Keech said reaching that new threshold was ‘‘just fabulous’’.
The fundraiser is raising $1 million to modernise the original building at the nursing home.
The design for the upgrades includes a hair
salon, cafe, multimedia hub, craft room, chapel, physiotherapy room, lounge area and new nurses’ station.
Previous fundraising efforts and grants have been used to build new wings, provide residents with private bedrooms and increase the capacity of the nursing home by about 20 beds.
Information regarding the upgrades and the appeal is also available from Navorina business manager Skye Parks on 5881 3944 or Neville Purtill on
0417 100 516. To get involved with the fundraising committee, phone Justine Keech on 0427 811 866.