Time out for tiaras

Albie Paton — a ‘royal’ fundraiser

A Royal Night out is on offer at the Maungaturoto Country Club, as a local drive gets underway to raise funds for the Maungaturoto Community Trust Dementia Unit Fund. 

The Riverview Rest Home project stage one is set to cost about $1 million and will see a dementia unit which will initially accommodate up to eight people and a new kitchen added to the current rest home.

Further stages priced at $3 million will allow the trust to provide updated dining facilities and lounges plus a further eight dementia beds and add six general beds to the wider home.

“As it will be Queen’s Birthday on Friday, June 2, The Maungaturoto Country Club will be holding a Royal Night,” said event spokesman, Albie Paton.

“Club members, their guests, and members of the public are all welcome at a $10 cover charge, with all profits from the evening going to the dementia unit fund. Get out your tiaras and crowns and your Royal looking gear and have some fun at the expense of the Royal family. British or any other Royal family,” he says. “Young or old there are plenty of them. The Queen and Prince Philip, Charles and Camilla, William, Kate and the kids, Harry, the kings and queens of Tonga, Siam, wherever.”

Normal bar and meals will be available from 6pm and there are prizes to be won.

Tickets are available at the club or from Albie Paton — phone 09 431 8148 or 027 494 9448.

“Just to add a bit more entertainment to the weekend The Den in Bickerstaffe Road will be holding a garage sale over the three days with all proceeds also going to the dementia fund,” Albie adds.

“If you have any goods you would like to donate please contact me on those numbers.”

Members of the community trust will be available to explain the dementia unit plans.


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