Builders give back

SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY: Make-A-Wish Mount Gambier president Julia Serpell, Sue MacDonald, Brittany Fullford, GJ Gardner Homes director Rod Dohse and Make-A-Wish publicity officer Dick Hamson hold the $6000 donation.Pictures: CAITLIN KENNEDYMEG and Rod Dohse are helping build a strongercommunity with a home-grown initiative.

The GJ Gardner Homes directors donate moneyfrom every house built to a South East charity,cause or health initiative.

Last Friday, the business donated $6000 to theMake-A-Wish foundation in Mount Gambier whogrant the wishes of children with life-threateningmedical conditions to enrich their lives with hope,strength and joy.

Mr Dohse said it was a continuing part of GJGardner Homes to support charities, initiativesand sporting groups in the region.

“We want to keep the money local,” he said.

“There are various charities in the communitythat don’t get the recognition they deserve fortheir efforts.”

The donation will be placed into a central trustin Melbourne where the charity can access it asneeded.

Make-A-Wish Mount Gambier president JuliaSerpell said the donation would be put to good use.

“We thank Rod, Meg and the team for theirlife-changing donation,” she said.