Mordialloc Community Nursing Home’s incredible $200,000 donation supports the Kingston Charitable Fund
5 December 2017
Local community groups and charities will benefit thanks to an incredible $200,000 donation to the Kingston Charitable Fund by the Mordialloc Community Nursing Home Committee of Management.
Each year the Kingston Charitable Fund supports a wide range of local groups helping make a positive difference in the Kingston community.
Mayor Steve Staikos said the very generous $200,000 donation will help boost the amount of money given to charities each year.
“On behalf of the City of Kingston, and indeed the entire Kingston community, I would like to thank the Mordialloc Community Nursing Home Committee of Management for their very generous support for the Kingston Charitable Fund,” Cr Staikos said.
“This will take our corpus to $1.5million and will allow us to support more worthy activities each year.”
Along with the City of Kingston, the Mordialloc Community Nursing Home has transferred its bed licences to Mercy Health, who will be building a new ‘ageing in place’ aged care facility in Kingston.
Residents of the Mordialloc Community Nursing Home will then be transferred to the new centre. The committee is now winding up operations and, as set out under its constitution, any excess funds are to be distributed to community groups.
“We’re pleased that the good work of the Mordialloc Community Nursing Home is felt in our community for decades to come thanks to this generous donation,” Cr Staikos said.
The Kingston Charitable Fund raises money from local businesses, residents and philanthropists which is then invested and the annual income earned distributed back to the community in the form of annual grants.
It is a charitable fund account of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, which has been inspiring philanthropy since 1923.