Lifeline can sleep easy
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.