SLEEP EASY: Gayndah Freemasons and Russel Darcy from the Freemasons Queensland charity Hand Heart Pocket unveiling the beds that were purchased for Gunther Village.
SLEEP EASY: Gayndah Freemasons and Russel Darcy from the Freemasons Queensland charity Hand Heart Pocket unveiling the beds that were purchased for Gunther Village. Felicity Ripper

Freemasons' $10k gift

FREEMASONS Queensland charity Hand Heart Pocket provided Gunther Village with a $10,000 grant, on behalf of Gayndah Freemasons, to purchase three adjustable floor-line beds which were delivered on Tuesday.

The donation is one of 12 community initiatives across Queensland funded by Hand Heart Pocket's 2018 Grassroots Community Grants round, totalling $110,000.

Gayndah Masonic Lodge's Bill Turner said the beds would help to prevent falls and improve residents' chances of not developing bed sores.

"We're thrilled to have secured this grant for Gunther Village,” Mr Turner said.

"Prevention is always better than a cure and these beds will allow residents to continue enjoying their older years.”

Mr Turner said the beds, being adjustable, will would also make a difference for the staff that care for the residents.

Hand Heart Pocket chief executive officer Gary Mark said providing funding to support an ageing population was one of the key areas that the organisation is focussing on as part of its long-term strategy.

"Initiatives that improve the quality of life of our ageing population, such as what Gayndah Lodge has identified, aligns with our values, which include empowering people to lead better lives,” Mr Mark

said.