WELL DONE: Toasting to say thank you for the donations, at Waratah Respite Services.
WELL DONE: Toasting to say thank you for the donations, at Waratah Respite Services.

Volunteers toast $80,000 sprinklers

SUPPORTERS and friends of Waratah Respite Services gathered in their dozens on Saturday to celebrate the success of the local volunteer organisation's sterling fundraising effort.

The Coffs Coast community rallied strongly to the cause, raising $80,000 in less than seven months for a fire sprinkler system.

Waratah Management Committee chairwoman Colleen Hull said it was so rewarding to have so many people come along for the celebration morning tea.

"I was optimistic that we could get there and raise the money but I never thought we'd get there in such a short time," Mrs Hull said.

"I would also like to thank the hard-working and dedicated management and staff, who have done so much hard work and put up with a lot of inconvenience.

Mrs Hull said although some people had toured the Waratah centre on Saturday, there was little to see of the fire sprinkler system, work on which is expected to be completed next week.

"It's all up in the ceiling," she said.



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