Tradies down tools for a wrap ses­sion

Maroochy Weekly - - LIFE / LOCAL LIFE - Danielle Ford [email protected]­news.com.au

TRADIES swapped their tool belts for sticky tape and rib­bons last week, do­nat­ing their time to wrap Christ­mas gifts at Sun­shine Plaza to raise funds for Wish­list’s The House The Coast Built.

Alexan­dra Head­land Du­lux’s Michael Hird was one of those who tried their hand at gift wrap­ping and said it was im­por­tant to give back to the com­mu­nity in as many ways as he could.

“We’re in­volved with The House The Coast Built so we thought it would be a good chance to come and give back even more,” he said.

The House The Coast Built is a joint pro­gram be­tween Wish­list and Aus­mar Homes which will pro­vide an af­ford­able ac­com­mo­da­tion fa­cil­ity for fam­i­lies, within walk­ing dis­tance to the hos­pi­tal, to rest and recharge after long and stress­ful days at the bed­side of their loved-one.

Aus­mar Homes busi­ness man­ager, and now ex­pert gift wrap­per, Josh Green, said Christ­mas is all about fam­i­lies get­ting to­gether and stay­ing to­gether.

“The House The Coast Built is about the same thing – keep­ing fam­i­lies to­gether in times of need,” he said.

Wish­list gift wrap­ping sta­tion will be at the Plaza un­til Christ­mas Eve, with all money raised go­ing to­wards fur­nish­ing The House The Coast Built.

PHOTO: DANIELLE FORD

WRAP­PING HARD: Michael Hird hard at work wrap­ping presents.

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