Nundah Renovation Helping Sick Kids
Well done Queensland! On Saturday 19 November, during Channel Nine’s Telethon, Queenslanders raised over $12 million to help sick kids!
As part of the Channel Nine Telethon, Nundah Cottages, the Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health, underwent a major transformation when Triple M’s Marto and Ed championed an army of over 100 helpers to renovate the cottages. Joining in were ex-Blockheads Jess and Ayden Hogan and Carlene and Michael Duffy.
Why is Nundah Cottages so special?
Nundah Cottages offers free and confidential health services specialising in the treatment of infants and children who have, or are at risk of developing, emotional disturbance or major mental illness.
Together with trades and businesses providing moving, storage, landscaping, building, bathrooms, furniture, carpets and concreting services (just to name a few!), the 10 day renovation moved, stored, painted, built and landscaped to give the tired cottages a whole new lease on life.
The Cottages now offer a more functional premises with 4 additional treatment rooms, new flooring, freshly painted offices, new kitchens and bathrooms, and a new, warm and welcoming reception area. An exciting addition to the renovation project was the transformation of the carpark into a custom designed ‘sensory’ playground.
PODS wanted to be a part of the action!
To get the renovation started, Nundah Cottages needed to store all furniture and office equipment and supplies from the 4 onsite cottages, including therapy rooms and play areas.
So PODS donated 5 Large containers to the renovation transformation. Desks, toys, tables, chairs, office supplies – you name it, everything went into the containers, with help from the team at Mini Movers to move the furniture from the cottages into the containers.
It was great to be involved in a renovation project that included helping hands from a top bunch of trades, businesses and individuals. Volunteer tradesmen, labourers and businesses gifted services and supplies to a value of over $350000. It really is exciting to be a part of a community event that supports a cause that does so much good work, often quietly in the background.