Nystar guiding community through grants

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GLENORCHY Girl Guides were the lucky recipients of the annual Nyrstar Community Grant.

The Guides used this grant to renovate the kitchen in their Booth Avenue Guide Hall and were able to enhance the kitchen’s appearance and usability with the help of volunteers.

Being a not for profit group, the Glenorchy Guides rely heavily on community grants such as these to assist them in providing the wonderful experience that is guiding for girls aged between five and 18 years.

“Community grants provide an opportunity for us to provide better facilities and required items for actives for our Girls Guides and the wider community,” guide leader of 10 to 14-year-olds Hannah Jennings said.

This grant allowed the unit to not only improve its kitchen amenities, but also make the kitchen a more useful facility for those community groups who hire the hall.

Ms Jennings said the renovation included new cupboards, draws, bench tops, sink, tap ware and oven, as well as a fresh coat of paint.

“The finished product is great,” She said.

“We have functioning cupboard doors and drawers and the new oven is more efficient – the girls really enjoy using the renovated area.”

Nyrstar Hobart’s general manager Reinhardt Viljoen was given a personal tour of the new kitchen facilities earlier this year.

“The Glenorchy Guides have done a fantastic job in renovating the kitchen and I’m glad to hear it’s getting a good work-out,” he said.

“We are very pleased to see our community grant funding being put to such good use and wish the Glenorchy Guides all the very best with their program this year.

“We encourage anyone with a daughter aged between five and 18 to come and see the diverse range of indoor and outdoor activities on offer.”

Any girls aged between five and 18 years who are keen to see what the Glenorchy Guides have to offer can call district manager Kate Wheeler on 0413 197 301.

The Booth Avenue Hall is also available to groups for hire by also calling Kate or emailing glenorchygirlguides7010@gmail.com.

Caption: From left, guide leader Hannah Jennings with Glenorchy Girl Guides Ebony George, Annabell Bracken and Molly McIntyre, front, and Claire Dermody, Charlotte Butler and Charlotte Lennox, back, as well as district leader Kate Wheeler and Nyrstar Hobart general manager Reinhardt Viljoen.

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