Pitch­ing in to help out Gary

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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.

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