WICET donates household goods as work winds down

AS the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal construction begins to wind down, sofas, televisions and beds are being donated to those who need them.

The household goods have come from the homes and units occupied by fly-in fly-out workers, and WICET has been donating the goods as staff have demobilised or moved into Calliope's worker village.

Now people experiencing financial or domestic hardship can relax a bit after enough furniture and household goods to fill several homes were donated to an emergency respite house.

Gladstone Hospital also took ownership of two storage units filled with furniture and household goods, which will be utilised at the hospital itself and at staff accommodation.

The donation of fridges, lounges, microwaves, beds, televisions, washing machines, dining suites and more is already benefiting many Gladstone families and individuals.

WICET chief executive officer Robert Barnes said WICET was pleased to offer the assistance to both Roseberry Community Services and Gladstone Hospital, "in recognition of the exemplary services they provide within the community".

"It's a small gesture in light of the vital work both organisations carry out, but a very practical one which we hope will make a tangible difference," he said.



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