Volunteers work on village

Donated labour: Mirvac staff and contractors had a valid reason not to be at work recently when they rolled up their sleeves at Fusion Youth and Community Centre. Picture: Gene Ramirez

Donated labour: Mirvac staff and contractors had a valid reason not to be at work recently when they rolled up their sleeves at Fusion Youth and Community Centre. Picture: Gene Ramirez

ST MARYS Village staff had the chance to unleash their DIY talents for a good cause recently.

They joined contractors and tradies who volunteered a day of their time to do maintenance and refurbishments for free at Fusion Youth and Community Centre.

Mirvac staff from the St Marys Village, its national office and contractors gathered at the St Marys premises for a day working on the outside, inside and gardens surrounding the building.

More than 50 people did jobs such as re-laying carpet, industrial cleaning, fixing door hinges, polishing wooden floors, electrical work, painting and gardening.

Volunteers kept their energy up with morning and afternoon tea, and lunch donated by local businesses.

Mirvac staff also donated new toys for Fusion's four Wiggling Wombats playgroups across western Sydney.

"We wouldn't have the time and resources to do these jobs otherwise," Fusion centre manager Judy Tweeddale said.

"Everyone enjoyed the day while supporting the great work Fusion does."

This is the third year Mirvac has supported Fusion Western Sydney in this practical way.

Days like this have transformed an old bowls club into a hive of activity since 2009.

"It gives our team great encouragement to have them come alongside us on the day and not only do the practical improvements needed on the centre but show interest in hearing positive stories from our work with the vulnerable in the community," Mrs Tweeddale said.

"The wider community need to hear about what we do and why we are here."

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