Kind hearts help fix up centre
THE Queens Hotel and Casino, as part of its ongoing commitment towards supporting local upliftment projects that address the basic needs within the community, recently teamed up with Mica Hardware to give the Child Welfare Centre in Komani a much-needed facelift.
The Rep recently reported (“Cash crisis” March 24 ) on the dire situation at the centre, where the deteriorating conditions of the building were making work difficult for staff.
Rising damp and rotting floors are among some of the challenges faced by the cash-strapped body, which is mainly dependent on government grants and donations from the public.
“Unfortunately, the building has not been maintained for many years, resulting in rising damp, peeling walls, holes in the wooden floors and general disrepair. We felt that if we could do something to improve the surroundings, we could re-establish a happier, more positive environment,” Queens Hotel and Casino marketing manager Daniela Grimm said this week.
The casino made an appeal to the public to help in the project, and Mica showed its willingness, sponsoring some of the materials and paint.
The Queens Hotel and Casino renovation team has already started on the refurbishment and the in-house painter is currently working hard to transform the interior with new, vibrant colour.
Work in the bathroom is also complete, Grimm said.
She said the centre would remain an ongoing project, but more assistance would be needed from the public to complete additional repairs needed.
If you are interested in assisting, or for information, please contact Grimm on (045) 807-9702 or at sav daniela.grimm@ tsogosun.com
REPAIRS NEEDED: The passage at the Owen Street Child Welfare Centre, which is being revamped by WG Mica and the Queens Hotel and Casino
AERIAL ACCESS: The completed helipad at Frontier Hospital in Komani, part of a major upgrade of the facility