Thieves’ greed a setback for gym
THE Mossman Gymnastics Club has been struck by opportunistic thieves, who did away with desks, a filing cabinet and glass shelves intended to be sold to raise money for the club.
“It’s disappointing – it’s one more thing after facing the challenges of finding a new home,” said club treasurer Prue Borzi.
“Then to have part of our fundraising money taken away is a kick in the guts – they’re taking away from the community.”
The furniture had been stored outside while the club completed its move into its new home at Pinjarra Place.
The club was selling the furniture as part of an agreement with the owner of the building to split the profits. The furniture had been left behind by the previous tenant.
Pinjarra Place is only just large enough for the club’s equipment, so furniture already on the site was moved outside and being sold.
While storing items outside wasn’t ideal, Ms Borzi said the size and weight of the furniture should have been enough to discourage thieves.
“They would have needed at least two people to move one of those desks.”
The money raised through the sale of the furniture was to go towards the ongoing refit of the property.
The thieves also damaged another desk (pictured) bringing the total cost to $700 in stolen and damaged goods.
The move from the Indoor Sports Centre has otherwise gone smoothly, with all the equipment now housed at Pinjarra Place.
Ms Bender and Ms Borzi said the club would be ready for a planned open day on January 28 - which will also be sign-on day for 2017.
Holiday classes and kindergym will operate over the holidays as well.
The club has a new contact number, 4098 1702. To donate to the club and help it secure its lease on its new home, donate to their gofundme campaign, which can be found through their Facebook page.
Mossman Gym Club manager Hayley Bender and club treasurer Prue Borzi are happy to be at the club’s new home at Pinjarra Place, which has helped secure the clubs future.