Win a $500 handy break for your dad

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

FATHERS are great for help­ing with handy jobs around the house – but some get a lit­tle more in­volved than oth­ers.

Lo­cal fa­ther Noel Both­well has taken the role of handy dad and made it his own.

With decades of con­struc­tion and build­ing ex­pe­ri­ence un­der his belt, Mr Both­well was only too happy to help when it came time for his chil­dren to buy their own homes.

When his daugh­ter, Kate, bought a 1970s-built du­plex that needed a bit of work, Mr Both­well spent many hours af­ter work and on week­ends build­ing a new kitchen and new bath­rooms.

When it came to his son build­ing a house, Mr Both­well com­pacted the sand on the lot so the foun­da­tion could be laid. He also helped with a lot of the fin­ish­ing touches such as paint­ing and lay­ing gar­den walls.

“I’ve al­ways been pretty handy, my fa­ther was handy, too,” he said.

But Mr Both­well re­fuses to take all the credit, say­ing all fam­ily mem­bers helped with the work that needed to be done.

“As a group you can do more than you can as a sin­gle per­son,” he said.

Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group is giv­ing away $500 to­wards hir­ing a lo­cal tradie to give your dad a break this Fa­ther’s Day.

En­ter at looklocalwa.com.au and tell us what job your dad would love to have done by a pro­fes­sional tradie to win.

Noel Both­well and his daugh­ter Kate.

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