The Eyre Peninsula Old Folks Home will be able to provide greater transport for residents to get out for excursions and engage with the community thanks to a sizeable donation from the Freemasons of SA and NT.
Through its main charity arm, Masonic Charities, a $170,000 donation has been made to the Old Folks Home for the purchase of a new bus.
Eyre Peninsula Old Folks Home Board chairperson John Dinham said the home was very grateful for this donation and added that provision of the bus would allow residents to engage with the local community through all sorts of excursions.
He said the bus would be fitted with a wheelchair lift which would facilitate elderly and infirm residents who otherwise would not be able to participate.
Freemasons deputy grand master and former Port Lincoln resident Malcolm Schluter announced the $170,000 grant in Adelaide this week.
Mr Schluter said Masonic Charities was one of the state's leading philanthropic organisations and other donations included providing St John Ambulance with $600,000 for training people in resuscitation methods.
He said beneath its mysticism, Freemasonry stood for truth, relief and brotherly love, and through these attributes invests in men.