Fraser Coast United No 19 Lodge member Ed Francis tries out the community care bed donated to Action Plus for the use of patients requiring palliative care at home. At the official hand over, were from left, Lance Stone, Robert Watts, Chelsie Baldwin, Jeff Marshall, Jack Goward and Suzanne Cauley.
Fraser Coast United No 19 Lodge member Ed Francis tries out the community care bed donated to Action Plus for the use of patients requiring palliative care at home. At the official hand over, were from left, Lance Stone, Robert Watts, Chelsie Baldwin, Jeff Marshall, Jack Goward and Suzanne Cauley. Robyne Cuerel

Lodge donates palliative care bed

THE FRASER Coast's Freemasons have donated a portable hospital bed to Fraser Coast Palliative Care.

Ed Francis, secretary of the Fraser Coast United Lodge, said there was a high demand for palliative care beds for use in private homes.

"The need was immediate for this bed," he said.

"We handed it over on Tuesday and it was gone (Wednesday)."

Mr Francis said the funds for the bed came from the Lodge's coffers, ahead of a fundraiser dance at Tinana Hall.

The event will be held on Saturday, July 27 from 7.30pm and will feature the popular dance program by MC Lloyd Lack.

There will be a raffle, Monte carol, chocolate dance and a homemade supper.

Entry is $9.



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