ATV show screening tomorrow night will demonstrate how a Brookvale bushcare group teamed up with television personality Jamie Durie, to help renovate Cromer Community Centre.
Staff from Brookvale’s Bushlink environmental group worked with Jamie Durie’s showto help renovate the Cromer Community Centre earlier this month, and it’s on Channel 9 tomorrow.
The bushcare group employs people with intellectual disabilities, and they will feature on Durie’s Easter with The Australian Women’s Weekly special showing on Channel 9.
Bushlink team leader Cathy Hockey said her staff spent two days doing extensive garden work at the centre earlier this month. “The confidence they show when meeting new people and trying new things is outstanding,” she said.
“They’ve got the ability to achieve a lot more than if they didn’t have the support.”
Asked how Mrs Hockey’s workers felt about appearing on television, she said: “They haven’t stopped talking about it.”
The group has carried out a number of jobs in the past, including bush regeneration projects at Manly Selective Campus and Lionel Watts Reserve. Bushlink has just launched a new website: bushlink.org.au
“Easter with the Australian Women’s Weekly” is on at 6.30pm tomorrow.
Bryn Kay, Manly Daily
23rd March 2013
Manly Daily : Joining Jamie in the garden for a good cause