Greytown Masonic Lodge have donated two hospital beds and mattresses to Carter Court rest home in Carterton. PHOTO/EMILY IRELAND

Emily Ireland

Carter Court rest home in Carterton provides hospital-level care for many of its residents.

And so, a donation of two hospital beds, valued at $2000 each, was welcomed by manager Rae Andrews.

The beds, donated by Greytown St Mark’s Masonic Lodge, were dropped off to the facility last Thursday, seen in by the Masonic Lodge’s treasurer Gordon Reid, secretary Doug Johnston, and master Ross Wither.

Gordon, who is also the Freemasons’ charity field officer, said half the money for the project was raised by the Greytown lodge, and the other half was subsidised by the larger organisation’s charity branch.

Rae said she appreciated the donation to Carter Court as it was “a lot of money, and it saves us buying them”.

“We have people coming in with much higher needs now,” she said.

“We now provide hospital level care, and very slowly, we have built up our number of hospital beds.

“We are very grateful and are so reliant on goodwill like this.”