At 86, Mr Biggerstaff is an avid painter who donated one of his oil paintings depicting a scene at Clarendon, along with a generous donation to The ACH Group Foundation.
The painting will take pride of place in the new Foundation Room, opened in October 2015.
The new room – established by a grant from a private donor – will add to the short term respite already available through the first Foundation Room which opened in January 2013.
ACH Group Foundation Development Manager Paul Harris says the Foundation Rooms provide older people and carers an alternative to the traditional government-funded aged care model when they need it most.
“The service means people can avoid unnecessary assessments and access levels of support beyond typical offerings within the system,” he says.
“There are no geographical restrictions placed on where they lived, they can stay as long as they need in order to be able to return home, and the service is provided free of charge with the option of a voluntary contribution.”
“The ACH Group Foundation wishes to acknowledge that these achievements have been made possible through the generosity and commitment of our highly respected private donor along with the exceptional staff at Perry Park who have embraced and enacted this exciting vision.”
To find out more about the ACH Group Foundation please contact Paul Harris on (08) 8159 3407.