Hall work continues at Uki

TWELVE months of fundraising resulted in $9800 being raised to make urgent improvements to Uki Hall as required for fire safety.

Driving force behind the events was Julia Hancock with her team putting on a number of successful community events including Ukitopia Youth Arts dinner; Images of Uki exhibition, trivia night, and various raffles and market stalls.

Chairman of the Hall Trust Carolyn Jones accepted a cheque from Ms Hancock which went towards building a deck for a fire escape at the rear of the hall.

Other grants allowed new fire doors, renewing of exit lights and other equipment for use in case of fire.

These grants were: A major grant of $15,700 from the CDSE (Community Development and Support Scheme) or Clubs funding in late 2007; $1200 under the Tweed Shire Council Donations Policy in 2008; $2850 from the Dept of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs under their Volunteer Grants Program 2009; $2000 from Dept of Lands Financial Assistance Scheme 2009. Ms Jones and Ms Hancock said it was a magnificent effort by the community.

Ms Jones said fundraising would continue for improvements to the hall.

Council has also recently refurbished toilets and added a handicapped section to the block.



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