The Maungaturoto Community Trust is planning a major town fundraising series of events next month in an effort to collect $500,000 towards the cost of building a dementia unit at the town’s Riverview Rest Home and Village.
“To kick things off, the Mangawhai Singers will be entertaining at the Maungaturoto Country Club at 7.30 pm on Saturday, October 26,” said organising trust member, Albie Paton.
”On Monday, November 29, we invite all to come to town and mark Dementia Day, or any other day starting with a D.”
“More FM will be broadcasting their breakfast show from the St John Station along with various local attractions throughout the morning and breakfast of bacon and eggs will be available from 6am. These can be delivered to businesses who want to shout the staff at a given time.”
Mr Paton expects performances from the Otamatea High School Band and the Maungaturoto Primary School Kapa Haka group.
Plans for new town toilets are expected to be on display, along with Kaipara District Council suggestions for clearing an old dump site by the new town wharf erected for the 150th-anniversary celebrations.
“If you haven’t done so, what better day to make your donation to the Community Trust Building Fund at the committee stall. It would good to get $500,000 by Christmas to encourage further institutional funding in the new year.”
The total cost of the dementia unit and rest home extensions is expected to be in the region of $5 million.