St John Ambulance Turangi makes progress leap with KCT funds
The King Country Trust (previously the King Country Electric Power Trust) are thrilled that the St John Ambulance, Turangi have made significant progress in their new garage build, which has been funded by a distribution from KCT.
The garage, which will house two ambulances on the section adjacent to the existing site on Ohuanga Road, is still on track to be completed by the end of October thanks to a $504,214 distribution from KCT.
“We were delighted to recently get resource consent over the line and attain final approval from St John,” says Chair of Tuwharetoa St John Turangi Area Committee, Fraser Lake.
KCT Chair Adie Doyle says they’re excited to see the project go through to the next stage and for the community reap the benefits.
“A key focus for the Trust is leveraging our funds to achieve better outcomes for the community,” he says.
“The decision to pass on a major share of the Trusts’ income to St John Ambulance Turangi has taken significant fundraising pressure off the Turangi community.”
Fraser Lake agrees; “Our committee, like many others around the country, is tasked with the responsibility of raising all the money to build earthquake proof garaging for our ambulances. Without the fantastic support of KCT, we believe that fundraising efforts would have taken years.”
In past years, KCT has passed a major share of its income to consumer beneficiaries by way of a credit on their Lines Company accounts. The funds given to St John Ambulance, Turangi are in lieu of a credit to consumer beneficiaries in the Turangi area in 2020.