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Clients of Endeavour Foundation’s Learning & Lifestyle service in Cairns are counting down the hours until tomorrow, when their service will receive an incredible make-over thanks to the generosity of Bunnings Smithfield.
The Bunnings store has kindly donated $4,000 worth of goods to the service, which provides support for 19 people with a disability, and will help install the equipment alongside Endeavour Foundation staff tomorrow.
“Endeavour Foundation is incredibly grateful for the generosity of Bunnings at Smithfield,” said Dylan Smith, Learning & Lifestyle Cairns Co-Ordinator.
“The goods donated will completely transform the service’s outdoor area, making it a more relaxed, sociable, bright, vibrant and functional setting for Endeavour Foundation clients to enjoy.
“The goods have been donated with the needs of people with a disability in mind, which will make it a far more accessible and enjoyable atmosphere for Endeavour Foundation clients. Items like raised garden beds, pavers for a wheelchair and walker-accessible pathway to the veggie patch and a timed watering system for the veggie patch to make water monitoring easier, will ensure our clients can enjoy the gardens and gardening itself far more.
“Many of our clients already enjoy gardening and the satisfaction and sense of achievement that comes from growing vegetables and plants so this will really make a great difference to their everyday life.”
In addition to the items mentioned above, Bunnings has also donated a new outdoor setting and a range of equipment for the gardens such as new soil, herbs, vegetables, potting benches, portable shade houses, glazed pots with plants, a wheelbarrow and gardening tools for clients and staff to make use of. There will also be a new dishwasher donated and installed inside.
Twelve Bunnings staff and six Endeavour Foundation staff will work from 8.30am until 2.30pm tomorrow to transform the service, under the watchful eye of the service’s clients.
“The clients are very much looking forward to the improvements so I’m sure they’ll be watching us closely,” said Dylan.
Dylan said Bunnings had also shown interest in installing a brand new kitchen in the service in coming months.
“Bunnings have said they’d love to put in a new kitchen for us, provide new shelving for our service and even repair our large greenhouse,” Dylan said.
“The generosity shown by Bunnings is outstanding and is greatly appreciated, particularly as Endeavour Foundation marks its 60th anniversary this month. For 60 years the Queensland community has supported Endeavour Foundation and the great work the organisation does. This donation from Bunnings proves how supportive the community continues to be.”
Endeavour Foundation’s Learning & Lifestyle services provide tailor-designed opportunities for people with a disability to enhance their independence, confidence, community involvement and life choices. People using the service have a personal plan focussed on their whole-of-life needs.
Endeavour Foundation supports more than 560 people with a disability in North Queensland, including 113 people through Learning & Lifestyle services.
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