a large group of people, some wearing scrubs, standing in a group with the people at the front holding a super-sized cheque.

McGrath Estate Agents Port Macquarie Principals Katrina and Todd Bates, and their team, present their $23,000 donation to Nurse Unit Manager Darlene Malineack and the hospital’s paediatric nurses. The funds will help transform the children’s playground, an important diversional therapy resource for hospitalised children and their siblings.

McGrath donation to transform Paediatric Unit playground

Feb 09, 2024

McGrath Estate Agents Port Macquarie has donated a staggering $23,000 to the Paediatric Unit at Port Macquarie Base Hospital to help revamp the children’s outdoor playground.

The funds, raised through McGrath’s Charity Golf Day last October at Port Macquarie Golf Club, represent a collaborative effort supported by 29 dedicated sponsors. The generosity of McGrath’s clients, friends, and community partners helped make this initiative a resounding success.

“We are immensely grateful to McGrath Estate Agents Port Macquarie for their unwavering commitment to enhancing the well-being of our young patients,” said Paediatric Nurse Unit Manager Darlene Malineack.

“This donation will significantly improve the hospital experience for children and their families, providing moments of respite and joy during challenging times.

“The enthusiasm and support demonstrated by the sponsors, as well as McGrath’s clients and friends who participated in the charity golf day, exemplify the power of community collaboration in driving positive change.”

In addition to McGrath’s generous contribution, Mainyard Construction and Moduplay have pledged support towards the installation costs, maximising the value of the donation and ensuring the Paediatric Unit’s playground transformation exceeds expectations.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Mainyard Construction and Moduplay for their invaluable assistance in bringing this project to fruition,” Ms Malineack said.

“Their partnership underscores the collective effort to create a nurturing environment for our young patients, promoting healing and comfort.”

McGrath Estate Agent Principals Todd and Katrina Bates and their team visited the playground to present their donation to a very grateful team of Paediatric nurses.

“Every member of our McGrath Estate Agents team acknowledged the importance of the Paediatric Unit’s valuable cause and actively worked together to achieve a positive result,” Mr Bates said.

“Katrina and I were thrilled with the privilege of being able to bring an element of joy to children and their families, in times of need, and we extend heart-felt thanks to those clients, associates and friends who earnestly participated in the project.

“We were proud to play our part and will always be in awe of the amazing generosity of the Port Macquarie community.”

Work is expected to start in the near future.

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