Men get busy to help Telethon

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter

The Australind community and Leschenault Men’s Shed have come together to build a cubby house which will now be raffled to raise money for Telethon.

In a whole-of-community effort, Australind Coles will raffle the cubby house at its annual Telethon fundraiser.

Built at the men’s shed and painted by Bunnings Australind, materials for the cubby house were donated by various South West businesses.

Men’s shed assistant treasurer Kevin Blacker said it had built cubby houses before to raffle for its own funds but this is the first time it had for Telethon.

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Mr Blacker said many Australind businesses donated materials for the project including Dulux, who donated the paint, Bunnings Australind, who did the painting and M and B Building Products Bunbury, who donated the timber.

Ryobi Power Tools also donated a cordless drill set to be raffled for Telethon separately on Father’s Day.

“It only took about three or four weeks to do the building and two weeks to do the painting over in Bunnings,” Mr Blacker said.

“I certainly hope that it makes a good deal of money.”

A family effort as well, the project was proposed by Australind Coles staff member Chris Bufton during last year’s raffle.

Chris’ mum Kate is the men’s shed’s honorary secretary and grandfather Eric Brown and brother William are both men’s shed members who helped with the project.

The cubby house, valued at $2500, is on display at Australind Coles where raffle tickets will sold until September 15 when the winner will be drawn.

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