New lease of Mossman life
MOSSMAN is getting a new lease of life courtesy of the Springboard program which has reached the halfway mark.
Multinational company Lend Lease has sent employees from all over the world to Mossman for two days in four instalments over the past couple of months to help build and improve on facilities at the community centre, high school and hospital.
Volunteers from around the region have also put up their hands to work on the program, including the aged care group at the Mossman hospital which have been busy creating a more liveable area for the aged care residents.
There are two projects underway at the Mossman State High School working with students and mentoring them to develop a social sitting area and extend their functional garden.
It is a very busy scene at the Mossman Community Centre with three projects underway - an extension at the Men’s Shed, building shading and improving facilities at the flexi-respite and general upkeep at the community centre including the installation of reconditioned computers and fixing fences, the garden beds and improved parking.
Lend Lease employee Simon Johnson, from London, said it has been great working with other employees and volunteers improving facilities in the community.
“We’re trying to fit into a program that is the whole summer long and we only get two days and put a lot of effort in,” he said.
“It’s been a real pleasure and we have people coming from Sydney, Melbourne, Yorkshire, New York, Brazil - they’re coming from all around.”
For more information or to volunteer for the second half of the Springboard program starting the first Wednesday and Tuesday of September, contact the Mossman Community Centre on 4098 2005.
Helping hand: Teacher Troy Olsen with student Mike Marano, and Kevin Wang, from Shanghai at Mossman State High School