Huge financial kick to help centre

LOCKYER Information and Neighbourhood Centre has had a helping hand of more than $5000 from Baulderstone.

LINC Community Centre Co-ordinator, Anne James, said the money was well received.

“We used to lease a new photocopier because the old one was in need of replacing and we just would not have had the money otherwise,” she said.

“We also spent the money that was left over from that,on a brand new lawn mower for the groundsman.”

Mrs James said the money was proceeds from a corporate golf day held by Baulderstone.

“The money came to us and to the Mary Street Community Centre,” she said.

“We are a referral centre and do a range of things for the community.

“We put people in touch with the right people when they have no idea what they are doing or where to get help for whatever problem they have.

“We also have a Centrelink Agency here, and visiting agent services with people coming down from Toowoomba, meaning Gatton people don't have to make the trip.”

Baulderstone General Foreman, Rod Leworthy, said the company liked to support local organisations in the area they worked in.

“No matter where we work, we like to make sure we give something back to the community,” he said.

“Over the last four or so years we have raised about $300,000 for charities in whatever community we happen to be working in.”

Baulderstone Training Co-ordinator, Bill Priest said the concept of giving back was very important to the company.

“When we move into these areas, we like to support local charities and local organisations,” he said.

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