GEOCON’s gift for local Girl Guide group
21 December 2016
Graffiti artists and Girl Guides were joined by Deputy Chief Minister Yvette Berry this morning to paint the finishing touches on a spectacular series of murals at the Alpen District Girls Guides Hall in Spence.
The murals mark the culmination of a refurbishment of the 40-year-old hall, which was generously completed by GEOCON with the help of some of its subcontractors.
It comes just a month after GEOCON Development Manager Tom Stephens donated his $10,000 lucky door prize from the Southern Plumbing Plus 40th anniversary dinner to Menslink (read more here).
GEOCON General Manager Construction Damon Smith said the project started when a member of staff came to the company for help with materials to fix the hall for his daughter’s Guide pack.
“We thought we’d have a look at the whole thing and upon inspection found it in a state of disrepair with some things not up to code, so we decided to get in and sort it all out for them,” he said.
“We have a strong relationship with the Belconnen community and felt this was a way we could contribute to building community in this area.
“After discussing the project with some of our leading subcontractors, they were keen to come to the party as well, donating both labour and materials, and our thanks goes to Glade Group, Tilton Interiors, Heyday Group, AMK Painting, Delnas Metal Roofing and Graffik Paint for their part in bringing this upgrade to reality for the girls.”
Guide Leader Sue Nash said the Group has been a part of the local community for more than 40 years, helping girls and young women from the area grow into confident, self-respecting community members.
“It is fantastic to see this work supported by GEOCON through their assistance with much needed repairs to our hall to comply with the latest national standards, and giving the exterior a very welcome facelift as well,” she said.
“The leaders and girls of Aspen will be proud to continue Guiding here for many years to come.”
Today’s graffiti session was led by a team of artists from Graffik Paint, well-known to Canberrans for their work in the Canberra CBD and other locations around the national capital.
Graffik Paint Director Geoff Filmer said: “I’m so pleased to volunteer my time to help such a worthwhile organisation create and nurture the next generation of strong successful women in Canberra.”
The murals will be completed this Thursday, just in time for the holidays.
Image: Graffik Paint artist Geoff Filmer and Deputy Chief Minister Yvette Berry joined Alpen District Girl Guides to paint murals on the outside of their hall recently refurbished by GEOCON.