Donations give home for elderly a lift

JACQUIE WEBBY
Last updated 06:47 24/12/2013
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SUPPLIED/ Nadine Liken

BOOST: Moreh Home owner Alison Neill receives a cheque for $15,000 from Nadine Liken, representing the J and L Paul Trust.

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Efforts to raise funds to buy a new generator for the Moreh Home for the elderly in Fairlie have been helped along by two donations.

The first donation, of $15,000, is from the J and L Paul Trust and follows the recent appearance of Moreh Home founder and owner Alison Neill on TV One's Good Sorts slot.

The second donation has come from the St Vincent Charitable Trust.

Mrs Neill said she was "overwhelmed" by the two donations.

"I have a wish list and top of the list was a new generator to provide a constant supply of electricity, and second was a fridge-freezer unit," she said.

"The generosity of these two donations will meet the cost of the generator and any special wiring required and should also pay for the new fridge-freezer unit."

A spokeswoman for the trust, Nadine Liken, said it recognises people or organisations in the community who are not receiving help from other funding providers.

"We found out the current generator is pretty hard to start and Alison has to call in her brother when it is needed to keep the electricity supply flowing," she said.

The home receives no government funding and residents pay if they wish to or if they can afford to.

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