The Dale Alcock Team get busy at the Harry Hunter Centre
Our group of big-hearted Dale Alcock staff members took a break from building to organise a busy bee at The Salvation Army’s Harry Hunter Rehabilitation Centre in Gosnells.
40 volunteers across our New Homes, Developments and Home Improvement divisions pitched in to redecorate the dining room, repair the playground and give the Community Garden of Hope a spring tidy-up ready for new planting.
The group was split into three teams to tackle the projects before everyone came together to help with general gardening and cleaning around the grounds.
Cameron Lade, General Manager of Dale Alcock Homes, said “It was a great day of teamwork and cooperation, with everyone pitching in for a good cause,”
In the dining room, the volunteers cleared out the furniture, cleaned and patched the walls and ceilings, repainted the whole room and then had the furniture back in ready for dinner.
New ‘balance beam’ edging was built for the playground, along with a new picnic table and seat, and the whole area was filled with new white sand so that the playground can once again be enjoyed by visiting children.
"We are proud to say that over the years, through the Dale Alcock Climb Time program, our staff have contributed hundreds of hours to support the work of The Salvation Army,” Mr Lade said.
“Our volunteers get involved in regular busy bees throughout the year, as well as initiatives such as the Red Shield Appeal, Santa’s Workshop and the Perth soup kitchen.”
Dale Alcock (New Homes, Developments and Home Improvement) has worked closely with The Salvation Army for almost a decade, contributing just over $1.3million to the cause.
In 2011, staff from Dale Alcock constructed three new independent living units at the Harry Hunter Rehabilitation centre and in 2015 it redeveloped the centre’s former dormitory-style housing into modern accommodation.
The three Dale Alcock divisions also provided funds to establish the Community Garden of Hope, which provides the perfect setting for schools and community groups to learn about horticulture, healthy living and the basic truths about goodness and healing.