Life­line can sleep easy

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

OAKS La­goons Re­sort staff have been work­ing with the Life­line coun­selling ser­vice to re­place and do­nate its beds to the char­ity.

Thirty-six of the 80 beds have al­ready been gifted to Life­line, and a se­cond con­tainer should ar­rive by the end of July.

“We are pleased to be able to work with Life­line to find good homes for those in need for our older ho­tel beds and other fur­ni­ture that we will be re­plac­ing over the next few months as part of our on­go­ing re­fur­bish­ment pro­gram here at Oaks La­goons,” said Oaks La­goons man­ager, Mur­ray Wor­thing­ton.

“We are de­lighted to see these find their way to those in the com­mu­nity who sleep on much less at night.”

Life­line’s re­gional man­ager Frank Costa and his team re­cently swapped out 36 new king beds for the old quickly and ef­fi­ciently with­out tak­ing any of the ho­tel’s rooms off­line.

“We were able to re­solve our dis­posal prob­lem by do­nat­ing beds and, at the same time pro­vid­ing them with a rev­enue source by en­ter­ing a com­mer­cial ar­range­ment to in­stall and setup the new beds in our rooms,” said Mr Wor­thing­ton.

“A cou­ple of years ago we worked with Cairns Re­use and Re­cy­cle who turned some old cur­tains into all man­ner of items for char­ity fundrais­ers and they also found homes for the ana­logue TVs when the changeover to dig­i­tal tele­vi­sions came through a few years ago.

“More re­cently we have joined the Soap Aid project, a Mel­bourne-based not­for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion, that col­lects, sorts, cleans and re­cy­cles dis­carded soap and sends it to com­mu­ni­ties across the world with­out ac­cess to ad­e­quate san­i­ta­tion.”

Oaks La­goons Re­sort has found a great way to re­move old beds and to help Life­line.

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