Chance for growth

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A $1000 grant has helped a Beel­iar com­mu­nity group plant more than a dozen new trees at a lo­cal park.

THEY say money doesn’t grow on trees, but a $1000 grant has helped a Beel­iar com­mu­nity group plant a num­ber of trees.

Beel­iar Com­mu­nity Voice was one of six lo­cal com­mu­nity groups to re­ceive a $1000 grant un­der the Stock­land Care Grants pro­gram and used their share to plant tu­art and iron­bark trees at Mari­posa Park dur­ing a com­mu­nity tree plant­ing day in Au­gust.

Beel­iar Com­mu­nity Voice pres­i­dent Wendy Camp­bell said suc­cess­ful com­mu­nity events such as the tree plant­ing day would not be pos­si­ble with­out grants.

“We had 50 peo­ple of all ages come along to give us a hand, and many fam­i­lies have adopted the trees they planted,” she said.

“For BCV, we are com­mit­ted to build­ing lo­cal par­tic­i­pa­tion, and cre­at­ing a stronger sense of com­mu­nity in­clu­sive­ness and well­be­ing.

“We en­deav­our to make the sub­urb safer for ev­ery­one and col­lab­o­rate to pro­mote a health­ier en­vi­ron­ment and we also strive to build re­la­tion­ships with busi­nesses, Cock­burn Coun­cil, govern­ment agen­cies and other com­mu­nity groups in the area for the greater ben­e­fit of the res­i­dents. With­out grants such as this, our abil­i­ties to achieve our goals would not be pos­si­ble.”

Other grant re­cip­i­ents were the Ro­tary Club of Cock­burn, Suc­cess Blaz­ers Netball Club, Treeby Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion, Ham­mond Park As­so­ci­a­tion and North­side Ra­dio As­so­ci­a­tion.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

d486418 Leah Bruce, Wendy Camp­bell and Jo For­ward.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d486418

From left: Leah Bruce, Wendy Camp­bell and Jo For­ward with trees funded by the $1000 grant.

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