The team at OneFortyOne Wood Products were delighted to help Boandik St Mary’s recently with their fundraising efforts by donating assorted timber cut-offs from the Jubilee Highway Sawmill.
The donated timber has been crafted into handmade children’s furniture and toys and sold by the fundraising committee to the public, with the sale proceeds used for the benefit of residents and staff at St Mary’s.
OFO’s Jubilee Sawmill Site Manager, Paul Hartung said, “When Boandik St Mary’s contacted us, we were more than happy to help. It is good to see our local timber offcuts being used to support an important community facility”.
Boandik’s Karen Osborne said, “We have raised over $40,000 in the past 8-9 years through our volunteer fundraising group. The money raised has directly supported residents and staff by purchasing items such as nursing equipment, palliative equipment, garden seating and mobility items, just to name a few”.
Boandik have furniture maker and master craftsman Syd Mahoney on hand to craft the various items. Syd’s wife is a resident of St Mary’s and he has been part of the wood working project for a couple of years making children’s furniture, toys and bird houses to order.
“Thanks to the support of OFO and the other companies who donate to our project, we are able to put 100% of the profits back into Boandik St Mary’s”, said Ms Osborne.
For more information visit www.boandik.org.au or Facebook “BoandikLodge”.