Marlborough Mid-Week : December 24th 2014
8 MARLBOROUGH MIDWEEK, DECEMBER 24, 2014 Help sought to build toilets By SVEN HERSELMAN The management and volunteers at John’s Kitchen are hoping to get some help to build a disabled friendly toilet while the charity is closed. John’s Kitchen convener Yvonne Dasler says the new bathroom is something they have had on their wish list since moving into the Redwood St building six years ago. However, the funding they receive only ever covers the costs of feeding the needy. ‘‘We have been trying for six years but it’s tough. The most important thing is to feed people, which takes up all our resources.’’ But, Yvonne believes it is time Wishing you a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a prosperous 2015 to make a start on the bathroom and got a quote for the new work, which came in at some $30,000. It has been broken down into all the elements so those wanting to help out can donate small parts of the build – either by donating material, funds or labour inkind, she says. ‘‘We know it has been a tough year and businesses are always being hit up for donations, so we are hoping some businesses will approach us. A company have already offered to do the Gib stopping and paint- Newablutions: John’s Kitchen volunteers Lani Quinn and Robert Hall aren’t able to use the toilet at the charity as it isn’t disabled friendly. It is hoped a new, disabled friendly bathroom can be built before it reopens in February. Photo: SVEN HERSELMAN ing, and provide the materials,’’ Yvonne says. The new bathroom will include a shower, which will be available for the needy, as well as a washing machine and drier for needy families as well as the kitchen’s linen. A consent application has been lodged with the Marlborough District Council, and she is hoping it will be fast tracked so work could begin early in the new year. Anyone wanting to help out can call Yvonne on 03 572 8408 or 021 681 583. Youth will benefit Ph: 579 1111 Warwick Street, Blenheim www.gordonhandy.co.nz AINERS DREAM FROM HOUSE OF THE WEEK GO FULL SPECTRUM WITH O FULL SPECTRUM WITH Kind hearted: Money doesn’t easily slip out of a Scottish sporran but Jim Baillie, left, pulled $1000 cash from his last week and passed it over to Havelock Lions secretary-treasurer Ian Cameron. The money was raised at a Scottish ceilidh or dance party Jim organised last month in the Havelock Town Hall. It was a ‘‘roaring,’’ sellout success, he says, and it was good to give the proceeds to the Lions, a service group that supports many projects in the Havelock community. One is the Cactus programme, an eight-week physical motivation programme for Havelock youth. Ian says the $1000 would help meet its expenses. Photo: ANGELACROMPTON SEEKERS PARADISE TO PRIVACY To all our valued customers... From the team at Gordon Handy Machinery!
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