Tradies down tools for a wrap session
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.
WRAPPING HARD: Michael Hird hard at work wrapping presents.