Bun­nings lends a hand

Club­house un­der­goes an up­grade

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Erica Mur­ree erica.mur­ree@cnbtimes.com.au

GEN­EROS­ITY from a Bund­aberg busi­ness team has given the Biggen­den Ten­nis Club’s club­house a new lick of paint.

Last Friday morn­ing it was “all hands on deck” as club mem­bers were joined by five Bun­nings fe­male staff to tackle the huge task of paint­ing the club­house.

Pres­i­dent Gale Al­strom said when the club ap­proached Bun­nings to run a sausage siz­zle they were told there was long list of or­gan­i­sa­tions on the wait­ing list.

“Bun­nings asked us what the club was fundrais­ing for, so we sent some pho­to­graphs over of the club­house,” she said.

“They came back to us with the of­fer of paint and man­power or in our case ‘wom­an­power’ to help paint the build­ing.”

Mrs Al­strom said by lunchtime Friday there was so much more than ex­pected achieved.

“It’s just mar­vel­lous what got done,” she said.

The club­house, when com­pleted, will have white walls with a green trim, just like mem­bers’ uni­forms.

Any sur­plus paint will be utilised by the club for fu­ture paint­ing.

Bun­nings Bund­aberg ac­tiv­i­ties or­gan­iser Amanda Lee said the team were happy to pro­vide some hands-on sup­port by giving the Biggen­den Ten­nis Club a fresh coat of paint.

“It was a great opportunit­y to help a lo­cal com­mu­nity hub that pro­vides so much for lo­cal res­i­dents,” she said.

The Biggen­den Ten­nis Club has come a long way in the past 18 months with the of re­build­ing the club.

Mrs Al­strom said they were now incorporat­ed and in the process of or­gan­is­ing power to the club­house.

“The kitchen is look­ing pretty spick and span with new cup­boards,” Mrs Al­strom said.

“A lady has kindly do­nated tiles for the kitchen as well.”

Although a small club with 12 mem­bers they are ded­i­cated to get­ting ten­nis back on track at Biggen­den.

Any­one in­ter­ested in play­ing ten­nis are wel­come to join club mem­bers who meet ev­ery Tues­day morn­ing from 7am.

PHOTO: ERICA MUR­REE

CLUB­HOUSE GETS A RE­VAMP: Biggen­den Ten­nis Club mem­bers are joined by Bun­nings Bund­aberg staff to give the club­house a new coat of paint.

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