PRETTY SLICK: Lending a hand to spruce up the Kawana Waters Surf Club are Mirvac employees Brendon Russo, Liz Brant and Lynne Watson.
PRETTY SLICK: Lending a hand to spruce up the Kawana Waters Surf Club are Mirvac employees Brendon Russo, Liz Brant and Lynne Watson. Warren Lynam

Employees roll up their sleeves for Kawana

THE hard-working volunteers at the Kawana Surf Club were given a reprieve yesterday as Mirvac employees lent a hand.

The property developer launched its inaugural National Community Day to support the communities in which it works.

With Kawana Shoppingworld having such a close relationship with the Kawana Surf Club lifesavers, it was easy for them to be the first beneficiaries of the program on a local level.

A group of 10 Mirvac employees spent the day painting the fence around the front beer garden, tidying up the hedges, weeding gardens and taking away rubbish.

Kawana Surf Club treasurer Bob Clements said the help was priceless.

"We already ask so much of our volunteers, who give up four hours every second weekend to patrol our beaches, attend training programs, rattle the fundraising cans and help with fundraising barbecues before we can even look at maintaining the club," he said.

"We are not in a position to pay for a full-time gardener and maintenance person so this help has been very much appreciated."

The small group in Kawana were part of more than 730 Mirvac volunteers who worked alongside 35 charities to provide more than 4000 hours of manpower yesterday.

Mirvac Queensland's development director of apartments Brett Robinson said the program was one of the company's key sustainability goals.

"We feel it's hugely important that we give back to the communities in which we work and enhance the lives of the people who live there in any way we can," he said.


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