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Maleny Hospital receives
$10,000 donation

by Cameron Outridge


Mrs Gretel Pickering has nominated the Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital as one of the beneficiaries of The Moore Family Philanthropic Foundation.  This week Gretel handed over a $10,000 cheque from the Foundation to the Hospital Trust Account.

The Foundation was established in memory of Gretel’s aunt, Miss Hilarie Claire Moore AM MBE, who passed away in April 2003 Miss Moore was a one off lady’ who held a strong belief in maintaining a ‘Positive Mental Attitude’ to cope with life’s challenges.

Her links to health services began when she joined the Voluntary Aid Detachment of Pymble in 1939 working at the Neringah Red Cross Home in Wahroonga for convalescing soldiers.  Miss Moore then spent nearly 60 years devoting her life to the disability sector.  Her main association was with the Northcott Society, previously the North Shore Women’s Auxiliary of the NSW Society for Crippled Children, which raised funds to assist polio victims.

The Hospital would like to acknowledge this most kind gesture of Gretel’s which will add to the comfort and care of our community members who require Hospital services.  The funds will be used to purchase a further four electric beds at the hospitaL

Mrs Gretel Pickering, centre, hands over the cheque to Director of
Nursing Mark Sierakowski and Clinical Nurse Bernice McLennan
.

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.