Methven Care Trust - Help Us Look after Methven in the Future

Help Us Look after Methven in the Future

For 90 years Methven House has looked after Methven’s most vulnerable residents.

Originally our maternity hospital, for the last few decades Methven House has cared for, housed and supported Methven’s elderly. For a town with less than 2000 people, it’s a huge achievement that Methven continues to offer an independent, community-run resthome. Many other small, rural towns are not as fortunate.

Methven House allows local grandparents, great aunts and great uncles to remain close to their families. Our residents will tell you nothing beats staying in the community you know and love – with the right support – as you age.

Now we need your help!

Our current building on Morgan Street is coming to the end of its useable life. We plan to rebuild in the next five years on land donated by the Lochhead Trust at Grace Ireland Drive. The new Methven House will be slightly larger with the potential for staged retirement villas, rental flats and a dementia unit over time. We estimate the rebuild will cost $6 to $8million (*ballpark) so we need Methven’s backing. In the near future, our fundraising team will be out in the community asking for your support.
If you have fundraising ideas or would like to be involved in making the new Methven House a reality, please contact one of our fundraising team below.

  • Ian Totty, phone 303 0715 or 0272 277 0778
  • Jo Suyker, phone 302 8625 or 0273 396 409
  • Hamish Gilpin, phone 302 9343 or 0274 382 140
  • Joan and Alex Wright, phone 302 8668 or 0274 352 550 (Alex) 
  • Colin Lill, phone 302 1805 or 027 432 0280 or email officeadmin@methvenhouse.co.nz

More information about the Methven House rebuild project can be found within our article in this issue.

*The $6 to $8million ballpark rebuild cost is based on information currently available and includes phasing the project over time.


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