Support for Charity House
SHANNON and Carly Vane from Granite Transformations had no inkling of what was in store when they picked up The Observer last Saturday.
“When I read the ‘Charity House’ article it sounded very similar to what some friends in Bundaberg had been involved in,” said Mr Vane. “I think it was a Rotary club down there that built a house and raffled it.
“Carly and I pretty much decided there and then we wanted to be involved. Our family has always been into helping charity, but nothing quite like this. This is something new to Gladstone and we want to help in the best way we can.”
As the owners of Granite Transformations at Boyne Island, Mr Vane said they were prepared to provide a complete kitchen for the house.
“And with it being granite, it’ll be good added value to the house too,” he said.
Charity House project manager Mrs Buchholz said she first heard about the Vane’s generous donation via a text message.
“At about 9.30 Saturday morning I received a message from Troy (principal contractor, Troy Tenheggeler). My text back to him went something like, ‘I just can’t believe it; I’m speechless’,” she said.
“To have an entire kitchen donated is such a major contribution. It’s something I imagined would take substantially longer than that to put together – and possibly even involve a couple of cabinet makers.”
Mrs Buchholz said she continued to be “bowled over by the generosity of the Gladstone people”.
“They just keep popping up out of the woodwork,” she said.
Other local business owners wishing to become involved in the project can contact Leanne Buchholz on 0417 727 854.