As Patron of the Woodend Lifestyle Carers Group and Chair of the Macgregor’s Farm subcommittee, we are alerting the Macedon Ranges community to an exciting project for the benefit of dementia sufferers and their carers.
Daily and residential respite is at a premium everywhere and totally inadequate in our region. This long range and unique development has been donated 10 acres and sufficient funds to commence stage two with a day farm respite and function facility.
The further three stages will incorporate a full-service accommodation and treatment opportunity unique certainly in Australia.
“When asked to consider accepting the Patrons role with the Woodend Lifestyle Carers Group, my response to their courtesy and commitment was reciprocal! After a lifetime in music, I am intimately aware of the therapeutic, cosmic magic and comfort conjured from that parallel universe of creativity.
For twenty years I have been a carer and understand both the demands on - and consequences of this role. Equally I have witnessed the tragedy of this too often, allied stress, losing a family member to its unrelenting exhaustion caring for her husband without proper affordable day or longer-term respite!
I commend the WLCG on its focus and compassion, especially its determination to create and construct at Macgregor’s Farm, a unique haven of respite and care for its local community.”
It has also been my privilege to Chair the Inaugural Macgregor’s Farm Committee launching this appeal. I would like to thank them and our wonderful benefactor for their insight and determination to “plant this healing acorn!”
Athol Guy AO.
For further information regarding Athol, please visit his website here.