THE Moora Frail Aged Lodge Inc (MFAL) last Friday received a substantial philanthropic donation of $100,000 from Harry Leaver, a long-time Moora resident.
President of MFAL Graham Joyce said the lodge was very proud to receive it and congratulate Mr Leaver for his foresight.
“Mr Leaver was the instigator of building eight self-contained units close to amenities, he is a great supporter of making sure elderly people can live in a home environment where possible,” Mr Joyce said.
“Mr Leaver is aware that we are awaiting sanction from WA Country Health Services (WACHS) and the Regional Development Commission (RDC) as to when MFAL can go to tender for the proposed extension of six bedrooms with ensuites, staff room, laundry and activity room on our land.”
The proposed extension will allow other residents from Moora, Dandaragan and surrounding areas to reside in a country environment to which they are accustomed and, is close to family and friends.
“With the Building Codes of Australia now being nationwide, the lodge has a building classification of 9c which means it now has to have its own fire sprinkler system with separate tank and pump which adds a further $350,000 to the total cost,” Mr Joyce said.
“This amount covers the existing building plus extensions.
“The lodge and Delmoor Centre are community owned buildings built on land vested in the Shire of Moora for specific use.
“The committee of MFAL are elected each year to make sure these buildings are well maintained.
“The service provider, Moora District Hospital deliver day-to-day service and maintenance as per the contract between MFAL and WACHS under the Multi-Purpose Scheme, this is via a peppercorn rental.
“MFAL take this opportunity to acknowledge all service clubs in the Moora district who have generously donated and the many singular philanthropic donations.
“To help ease our position further, we can accept monetary donations also donations of grain.”