SCIC secretary Mary Brown (left) and vice-president Rae Gate (second left) accept the new height adjustable commode from Gympie National Seniors secretary Shirley Lund and president Colin Wessling.
SCIC secretary Mary Brown (left) and vice-president Rae Gate (second left) accept the new height adjustable commode from Gympie National Seniors secretary Shirley Lund and president Colin Wessling. Contributed

Seniors give SCIC a bedside boost

GYMPIE National Seniors were successful in receiving a grant of a Bedside commode – height adjustable chair for Supporting Chemotherapy in Cooloola (SCIC) from National Seniors Foundation Trust.

The chair, which was accepted from Gympie Nationals Seniors president Colin Wessling and secretary Shirley Lund by SCIC vice-president Rae Gate and secretary Mary Brown, will be used by people in care at SCIC rooms.

National Seniors Foundation Trust spokesperson Mark Furness said the Foundation was committed to helping Australia’s most vulnerable.

“There are many organisations out there doing a great job helping the elderly and disabled but they find it hard to get support,” he said.

“The whole purpose of our Foundation grants program is to support grassroots causes that are committed to improving the lives of our seniors.”

This year the Foundation will give out a total of $105,000 worth of grants across the country.

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