Love is…when seven guys from Programmed Property Services volunteer on a Saturday morning to give the BNZ Community Wall inside the Jim Carney Cancer Treatment Centre a facelift, with paint donated by our local Dulux team.
The BNZ Community Wall was part of the Project Promise fundraising programme that was managed on behalf of Northland DHB by Northland Foundation.
Project Promise galvanised Northland to raise $3m in three years to build the Centre. More than 400 bricks were sold during the campaign and people continue to support the ongoing work of the Centre by buying a ‘brick’.
“The gift of a brick is greatly valued by our team so we decided to freshen up the wall to enhance the visual reminder of the people who support our work,” explains Dee Telfer, clinical nurse manager.
Choosing the right colour was important and after lots of consultation the team settled on Dulux Lyall Bay.
“We wanted to choose a colour that tied in our service with our natural environment, reflecting Northland’s association with the sea, and also a colour that was relaxing and settling for patients who may be feeling unwell from their cancer or treatments,” offered Oncologist Dr Vince Newton.
Now the first stage is finished the team are deciding on a scenic photograph to place along the top part of the wall and will also be installing a welcome sign above reception.
“We are really grateful for the generosity from Dulux NZ through Mana Mackie and Glenn Baker and the team from Programmed Property Services who all put up their hands to volunteer last Saturday, the paint job is fantastic.”
Bricks are still available for purchase for $1,000 to support the ongoing work of the Centre. Every brick has a message on it. You can choose your own message (up to 40 characters) so that ‘your’ brick is special and personalised.
If you would like to buy a brick to support the Jim Carney Cancer Treatment Centre please go to the Northland Foundation website https://northlandfoundation.org.nz/donate/(external link) or call 021 558 224 or 0204 139 8518 for more information.
Glenn Baker with his volunteer crew giving the ‘thumbs up’ for a job well done.