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Trust pledges $300,000 to Prom Country Aged Care

A generous pledge of $300,000 from The James Charitable Trust has given a welcome boost to the Prom Country Aged Care (PCAC) building project.

President of the PCAC committee of management, Sandy Bucello, along with vice-president Stuart Tracy, and the chair of the PCAC fundraising sub-committee, Julie Need, welcomed Doug Evans, one of three trustees of The James Charitable Trust, to Foster last Wednesday, where he made the exciting announcement.

The money will go towards the construction of PCAC’s new 60-bed aged care facility to be built adjoining Banksia Lodge.

“PCAC has to contribute $2.7 million towards the project. This very generous pledge by The James Charitable Trust takes us up to more than a million dollars,” said Sandy Bucello.

The James Charitable Trust has been assisting health services across Victoria for many years since it was established by a Victorian grazier back in 1934. It concentrates on community-based facilities, such as hospitals at Altona and Greensborough in early years, and has given to Banksia Lodge at Foster and Prom View Lodge at Toora in recent years.

“We are glad to assist local groups that have the will and the get up and go to support facilities which benefit their communities. This new facility for aged care in Corner Inlet is an example of this,” said Mr Evans.

In addition to the donation from The James Charitable Trust, the community has been supporting the building project generously, with a wide variety of events organised specifically to raise money for the new facility. The latest example of this was an Open Garden Day at the home of Kate and Bruce Crowl in Foster last Sunday, where Judge John Smallwood was guest speaker. For information about how you or your community group can contribute to the PCAC building project, telephone Julie Need on 0429 816 267.

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