Mercy Health Foundation Imagine Fund
Over the last 2 years, Oak Capital has partnered with the Mercy Health Foundation and has donated over $100,000 to purchase new equipment and training for Mercy Health’s NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Together with making improvements across their two hospitals, by enhancing its equipment and functions, the Mercy Health Foundation, through the Imagine Fund, raises money to spread joy joy and make dreams come true for its many aged care residents, in Mercy’s Health Care, such as resident Marie.
CEO Stephen Mitchell was introduced to Marie’s story in a conversation with the Mercy Health Foundation team and wanted to help create a special day for Marie.
“Marie had a really tough life, and described never doing anything nice for herself, and never having anything nice done for her says Mercy Place East Melbourne General Manager, Tara. She always worked very hard, but she also always felt really different and didn’t know why. Then, in her late 70s, she was diagnosed with autism. I felt incredibly privileged to hear her story, but also very sad. So, I mentioned the Imagine Fund”.
When Tara asked Marie to think of a special experience, Marie had her answer at her fingertips — “She wanted to dine in the sky and overlook the bright lights of Melbourne city”.
We knew we could help make Marie’s dream come true. So, we reached out to our friends at Vue de Monde who crafted a bespoke, personalised menu specifically designed for Marie’s tastes, which she could enjoy with her carer Kelly while overlooking the sky top views. To add to Marie’s memorable day, Oak Capital organised for Marie and Kelly to be picked up and dropped home in style with a luxury car service.
Marie’s bespoke dinner menu