The tables have be turned on the Forster Ronald McDonald Family Retreat, with the charity this year earmarked for a random act of kindness during the annual Do Something Day.
Chief organiser, Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club general manager, Terry Green, has been busy rounding up local businesses and community groups to take part in the next Wednesday, July 25 working bee.
Terry and his team plan to roll up their collective sleeves and carry out much needed maintenance work at the Forster holiday retreat.
“As usual, the local police were quick to volunteer, along with members of the Forster-Tuncurry Hawks RLFC and Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club staff and members,” Terry said.
“Tuncurry is a tight-knit community and it is no wonder there has been an overwhelming response from locals offering to be involved with the working bee, which will involve weeding and mulching the gardens, cleaning the driveway and outside of the cabins and repainting the fences.
Located on Wallis Lake Forster, the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat offers a free haven for families of children suffering serious illness.
Families in this situation are often under enormous physical, emotional and financial pressure.
The Family Retreat at Forster was the dream of local businessmen Adam Sherman and Ross Pesgrave.
Cancer had touched both their lives and it was their goal to create a stunning retreat for families of children with serious illness.
Today the retreat has four deluxe units, which provide a relaxing, peaceful environment, which is perfect for families to reconnect.
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