Pitching in to help out Gary
Gary St Clair’s working bee was held on a great day weather-wise on Saturday, and people turned up before time and pitched in at his new home.
Gary who has lived in Whangamata¯ for about 20 years and suffers from an intellectual disability had to find alternative accommodation last month.
Sixteen volunteers cleaned windows, cupboards, walls and even gave the place a coat of paint to tidy it up inside.
“We cleared rubbish, trimmed trees, put up a temporary fence, and all was completed in the two hours that we thought it would take,” says organiser Geoff March. “A big thank you to those who turned up to help and to those who dropped in food. A special thanks to Coromandel Homes for supplying the fencing material. The place looks great and is almost ready for Gary to move into.
”Gary is so happy and realises all the friends he has in and around our community.”
A working bee at Gary St Clair’s new home was a big success.