On a very cold Wednesday last week, Alma Lochhead visited Methven to mark the official handover of the land on which the proposed new Methven House will be built.
The Lochhead Trust has gifted the land at Camrose Estate to the Methven Care Trust (MCT), a real milestone for the campaign.
With a target of over $5 million to raise in five years, every little step forward along the way is a boost to the cause. With over two years of fundraising behind them, the Methven Care Trust team has been organising some great events, large and small, working hard to achieve their goal.
When thanked by MCT for the gift of land, Mrs Lochhead replied, “Alan would be very pleased”, referring to her late husband. MCT is most grateful to the beneficiaries of Mr and Mrs Lochhead’s long standing and on going generosity and kindness to the community of Methven.
At the 40th Anniversary of Methven House earlier this year, Jo Suyker MCT Chairperson, said in her speech that it was a tribute to the Methven community, the town had cared for its elderly for four decades in the former maternity hospital building on Morgan Street.
“Forty years of care, 40 years of commitment, 40 years of empathy and 40 years of devotion that has been given to the people that have walked through the doors and made Methven House their home. That, quite frankly, is a mighty effort for a community of this size.”
Sue van den Heuvel, Fundraising Co-ordinator for MCT said, “This is a monumental step forward in our fundraising campaign and we thank everyone to date who has donated and supported this vital cause for our district and we look forward to continuing forward on our fundraising mission.”
You can find information and updated news for MCT happenings on their website www.methvencaretrust.co.nz or Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/newmethvenhouse.