Front, Kay Trudgett and Ian Aylward with, back, Lesley Godwin and John McIntosh in their refurbished garden.
Front, Kay Trudgett and Ian Aylward with, back, Lesley Godwin and John McIntosh in their refurbished garden. John Gass

Garden makeover for church

A BANORA Point church is looking a whole lot rosier after receiving a helping hand from a major neighbour.

The Banora Point Community Baptist Church gardens got a free spruce up this week from staff at Bunnings Warehouse's South Tweed store.

Pastor Ian Aylward is pleased with the results achieved by the Bunnings' team. “We're extremely happy, the garden looks wonderful,” he said.

Bunnings Warehouse accepts a limited number of applications each year through its contribution and donation scheme.

It offers free refurbishments to community groups who have had a positive impact in their local area.

So when the Banora Point church gardens were looking in need of a makeover, Pastor Aylward didn't hesitate to apply.

“We do a number of things to assist the community throughout the year so we thought we'd contact our Bunnings next door and see if we could get our gardens upgraded in time for our open day next week,” he said.

“We also hope to enter the Tweed garden competition later this year so we might have a good shot at it now, thanks to these guys.”

Five staff members donated nearly five hours, putting their horticulture skills in practice to plant agapanthus and tea-tree mulch the garden.

Dave Brandenburg headed up the team and said he was happy to help out a worthy contributor to the community.

“There's a relevant set of criteria for these groups to meet and the Banora Point church certainly met those, with all the good work they've done,” he said.

“We've helped out other organisations such as schools and sporting clubs, so it's a really worthwhile project and we're happy to do it for them.”



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