August 25, 2014
There’s nothing like a fresh lick of paint to lift the spirits, and thanks to the generous support of Dulux, Cancer Council WA’s Crawford Lodge has been given a new lease on life.
Teams of local Dulux Accredited painters recently donned their overalls and donated more than $100,000 worth of labour and paint to give Crawford Lodge a major internal makeover.
Crawford is one of two Cancer Council Lodges providing a ‘home away for home’ for more than 4,000 country cancer patients and their family members in the last year, who travel to Perth for cancer treatment.
Crawford Lodge Accommodation Services Manager, Ron ten Hoor, said Cancer Council was grateful for the much needed opportunity to freshen up the accommodation facilities.
“Fourteen years at full capacity made the guest rooms and amenities at Crawford Lodge start to look a bit tired so repainting 50 guest rooms and all the additional guest facilities has been a real bonus,” Ron said.
Ron said Cancer Council was delighted that guests at Crawford Lodge would benefit from the work.
“We are well aware that many of our guests are going through a challenging time during their stay with us so any additional way we can add to their wellbeing is most worthwhile.
“In fact many of our guests have already commented on how fresh everything looks around the place thanks to a new lick of paint,” he said.
Ron said what would have taken months of planning and resources has taken Dulux and their professional team of contractors only 16 days of preparing and painting without having to take rooms out of service for many weeks.
“We are most grateful for their generous efforts,” Ron said.
Thank you to all the painters that were involved:
AJ Cochrane & Sons
Barker-Whittle Pty Ltd
Barras P & T Painting
Beehre Painters & Decorators
Bergen & Co
Castle Painting & Decorating
D.G. & S.A. Painting Contractors
Design with Pryde
Expressions Painters & Decorators
G England Decorating Services
Goldings Painting Service Pty Ltd
Ian Dunthorne Painting
J Marsden Painting & Interior Design
N & K O'Dea
Supreme Quality Painting Service
Van Diddens Painting Australia