Cyril pledges $50,000 in lieu of earthworks
A BROKEN promise is worth at least $50,000 to Cyril Golding. When the Edenvale earthworks couldn't be completed by his promised diggers, Mr Golding pledged $50,000 instead.
That promise was fulfilled on Wednesday night at the launch of Blue Care's Building Fund Appeal at the Gladstone Central Queensland University campus.
Mr Golding originally helped out with the earthworks of the Bindaree aged care facility at Boyne Island by lending the construction machinery and has seen the project through to the Gladstone facility.
'All these people who do good deeds around Gladstone came and asked us,' Mr Golding said.
"And we appreciate all the people who give their time to these causes and Goldings likes to give to the community.''
There is a strong need for Edenvale, the first high level aged care in Gladstone, which will provide full time care for the elderly who may be a little more trouble than their contemporaries.
Children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren alike have to make a journey outside of Gladstone to high level care facilities every time they want to see their loved ones who may suffer from conditions such as Alzheimers.
A total of $80,000 was given to the Blue Care's Building Fund Appeal and included $20,000 raised by Blue Care Auxiliary, $5000 from Peter Corones and $5000 from others.
Blue Care Regional Director Chris Goding said the donation would go towards the $250,000 that was needed for furnishing and fitting the building to make it a home when it is opened in February 2006.