News Release

Nambour Service Project

After three days of painting walls, it was all smiles from the Nambour ward volunteers in Queensland who recently donated their time to help others in need.

Aged from 12 to 80 years, these 40 volunteers worked as a part of the Church's Helping Hands programme to prepare and paint the walls of a Lion's emergency accommodation house at Nambour.

Bishop Gordon Danielsen-Jensen said, as well as painting the home yellow to help raise the occupants' spirits, the volunteers also tidied up the gardens.

"Everyone agreed that such a working bee helps to strengthen friendships," he said. "It's fun with lots of good-humoured banter and at the end of the project there is always a feeling of satisfaction knowing we have helped to make the community a better place."

Janet, the Lion's Emergency Accommodation Unit Coordinator, said she and her clients welcomed the volunteers' service.

"Many families use the house during the year and because of their disadvantage we like to have a well-presented home for their use," she said. "As Lions can not afford to paint the house very often, the efforts of the volunteers are very much appreciated."

Picture courtesy of Glenda Rode-Bramanis


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