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Macquarie lawyers' brush with kindness

Sydney, 01 March 2014

Five Macquarie Sydney lawyers downed pens and took up tools recently as part of the bushfire recovery program ‘Brush with Kindness’.

The volunteer work was undertaken as part of Habitat for Humanity Australia’s efforts to restore residential gardens and public outdoor areas in bushfire-affected areas of the Blue Mountains. The affected property owners were either uninsured or underinsured and dwellings in which the frail, those with a disability, young children and the economically disadvantaged lived were prioritised.

The Macquarie team undertook minor repairs, landscaping, and general grounds improvement for Rainbow Pre-School, which had been significantly damaged. The rejuvenated backyard has now been re-opened for the children to enjoy and features a bright pink fairy castle, enormous sandpit with a flowing “river”, a bike track, fruit and vegetable patch and an amphitheatre.

 

Image caption: Macquarie staff with other volunteers at a Habitat for Humanity rejuvenation day.