EUROA Health board members will kick start their endeavour to raise $2 million next week so the construction of a new aged care facility can go ahead.
The project has received a committed $11 million from the government for the facility, but the community must raise $2 million for the project to proceed.
Despite the large sum needed, ambassador to the project Professor Kate Auty is confident the funds will be raised.
“So far we have already committed $300,000 from the community to go towards the project,” she said.
“We think we’ll get it and we are determined to get it.”
Board chairman Jim Shovelton says that they are looking at a number of ways to raise the funds.