Bill Townsend, owner of Cool-A-Bah Cooling Services and Karen Shackell check out the new air-conditioning unit he donated to Possums Pre-school.
Bill Townsend, owner of Cool-A-Bah Cooling Services and Karen Shackell check out the new air-conditioning unit he donated to Possums Pre-school.

Cool possums thanks to local firm

POSSUMS Pre-school at Condong is set to be a far cooler place for both the children and staff after a Murwillumbah company donated and installed an air-conditioner during the recent school holidays.

“Our pre-school is an old building and has high ceilings, so it's difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature for the children,” said director Karen Shackell.

Although the school had an air-conditioning unit at the opposite end of the building - previously donated by the same company, Cool-A-Bah Cooling Services - it needed another to make life bearable for the staff and volunteers meeting area, and improve the temperature for the young children.

“When the committee and staff would have a meeting it was pretty unbearable,” said Ms Shackell.

“It's important to be able to make it a bit more comfortable for the volunteers.

“Our pre-school relies on parent participation and involvement. This is an added incentive for them to come in.”

The pre-school, now in its 23rd year, is a non-profit organisation funded by the NSW Department of Community Services with a restricted budget.

“Things like air-conditioners while they are important unfortunately because of our budget restraints are really difficult to purchase,” Ms Shackell said.

Vice President of Possum's Community Pre-school committee Penny Smith said “it was so nice to see a local business getting on board to help us out.”



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