Boost for Woolgoolga

By DAVID MOASE

EXTENSIONS to the Woolgoolga and District Retirement Village should be finished before the end of the year, according to chairman Steve Povey.

The retirement village has recently received two separate donations of $25,000, one from the Woolgoolga Lions Club and another from the local RSL sub-branch, which was presented yesterday. The donations will go towards funding the construction of separate wings of the extension.

Each wing will have six to eight rooms and take the capacity of the retirement village to more than 60.

"It is great to receive these donations and we are working on finding more," Mr Povey said.

"Building work for the extensions is on schedule and should be complete before the end of the year."

Meanwhile, the Woolgoola Neighbourhood Centre yesterday received $5000 from the ANZ bank and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal. Funded through the Seeds of Renewal program, the money will go towards the purchase of computers for a computer lab.

Woolgoolga Neighbourhood Centre coordinator Rashmere Bhatti said she was very pleased by the donation. "We are very thankful to received the Seeds grant for Woolgoolga Neighbourhood Centre," she said. "It's a fantastic opportunity for us to purchase much-needed computer equipment."

ANZ's regional manager for the North Coast, Leigh Sellars, said: "ANZ's sup- port for Seeds of Renewal represents our commitment to reinvesting in the communities where we live and work. "We are particularly pleased to help the Wool- goolga Neighbourhood Centre with their computer lab as it will help with training and education of disadvantaged groups in the local community."



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