From Pens to Paintbrushes – Local Bankers Participate in Inaugural Community day

Friday, 12/12/2008

Bank of Queensland staff from two Business Banking Centres will be putting down their pens and picking up paintbrushes when they participate in their inaugural community day at Wamuran Park Home on Friday, 12 December. 

Adam Dickson, Regional Manager Business Banking Brisbane CBD and North, put the idea to his 20 staff to have a day devoted to giving something back to the community. 

“Everyone was enthusiastic about getting involved,” said Adam. 

”It’s one thing to provide the community with a banking service but another to get amongst the community and show them that our commitment goes beyond the banking relationship.” 

Wamuran Park Home, a 16 hectare residence that provides accommodation and assistance in daily living to a variety of residents with mild to moderate intellectual or physical disabilities, is where the bankers will be lining up to paint the kitchen and do other odd jobs. 

“We’re all really looking forward to getting our hands dirty and helping out.  It’ll be great to have a chat to some of the residents there and to be able to give them something concrete – a newly painted kitchen!” 

Linda and Ian Beaumont purchased Wamuran Park with financial help from Bank of Queensland in 2007 and are delighted that the Bank’s support doesn’t stop with the financial transaction. 

“We have a lovely setting here for our residents and it is great to get lots of helping hands to keep the residence in prime condition,” Linda said.  

“We’re in improvement phase at Wamuran Park Home and we have a big list of jobs for the Bank of Queensland volunteers, which will enhance the lives of our residents. This is an example of business and community care working together, and we hope it is an annual event,” Linda said.
About Wamuran Park Home
Wamuran Park Home provides supported accommodation for people who need some assistance in daily living. Experienced and compassionate staff care for elderly and special needs residents. All staff have extensive experience working with residents suffering from Korsakoff's Psychosis and alcohol related dementia. Wamuran Park Home accommodates its guests on 16 hectares (40 acres) of bushland and has a friendly, relaxed country atmosphere. Wamuran Park Home is situated close to Caboolture which has comprehensive health amenities, including a public hospital and Brisbane is only one hour's drive away.