Handy helpers

Harcourts Circular Head’s Mandy Cox and Antony Marcello this week presented Wyndarra Centre’s Denese Ferguson and Libby Billett with a $2000 grant on behalf of the Harcourts Foundation. Picture: Ashleigh Force.

Donation. While walking through your neighbourhood you may find yourself admiring an immaculately presented garden and freshly cut lawn.

This could be the handiwork of a Wyndarra Centre volunteer.

Harcourts Foundation has donated $2000 to Wyndarra in support of its gardening maintenance program.

The program was established in conjunction with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs close to two decades ago and provides support to frail, aged and disabled community members. Since the cessation of funding, Wyndarra has continued to fund the program and assist dozens of individuals each year.

This grant will be used to purchase two lawn mowers as well as various equipment and supplies.

“Our lawn mowers are very old. They’ve kept the fellas at the lawn mowers’ shop busy,” Libby laughs.

“But there is still some life left in them.”

And so, the mowers will be donated to the recently established Men’s Shed for another lease on life while Wyndarra will purchase new lawn mowers locally.

“This $2000 will have a real flow-on effect and will help the community in more ways than one.”

Established in 2008, Harcourts Foundation has contributed close to $5 million globally since. From each sale a percentage is donated to the foundation while many Harcourts employees contribute through salary sacrifice.

Harcourts Circular Head sales residential representative Mandy Cox congratulated the Wyndarra team for its commitment to providing community programs such as this.

“This grant is going to a very well [deserved] cause, and as we have mentioned the flow-on effects will benefit the whole community.”

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