BALNARRING Freemasons have given $5000 to the Hastings Police Senior Citizens Register.
Lodge master Barry Hodder handed the donation to register coordinator Denise Palmer. The register has been run by volunteers for 15 years and has 1000 clients. It operates out of Hastings police station.
The money will go towards a new car for follow-up action when concerns are held for a registered person, especially when daily phone contact fails.
Volunteers check on each client’s wellbeing. If, for any reason, there’s no answer within a certain time, a nominated emergency contact is notified.
If this fails police or a staff member will go to the person’s home and check on their well-being.
After the meeting members, visitors and volunteers enjoyed a supper.
To find out about the register contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5979 7033; after hours 5979 2137 (answering machine).