Kind act brings war widow to tears

War widow Val Pattinson with, from left, Inspirations Paint purchase business manager Paul Michael, Inspirations Paint Morley store owner Anthony Kolinac and Adam Delsar from Berger Premium Paints. Picture: Marcus Whisson d413511
War widow Val Pattinson with, from left, Inspirations Paint purchase business manager Paul Michael, Inspirations Paint Morley store owner Anthony Kolinac and Adam Delsar from Berger Premium Paints. Picture: Marcus Whisson d413511

Val Pattinson cares for her daughter, who has a disability, and has an ill son, so painting the outside of the home was impossible.

That was until Inspirations Paint with Legacy decided to help her.

Inspirations Paint franchise business manager Paul Michael said up to eight homes in WA would be painted in conjunction with Legacy, and Mrs Pattinson’s was the first.

He said 39 other houses from throughout Australia would also get a new coat of paint.

Mr Michael was among 40 volunteers who last week spent three days preparing then painting the home.

‘It was great to be able to contribute to such a wonderful cause,’ Mr Michael said.

‘When we told her we were going to paint her house she said to me ‘I feel as if I’ve just won Lotto’ and then she cried.’

Mrs Pattinson said when she was first told the news, she could not believe her luck.

‘The house looks just magnificent now,’ she said.

‘I’d like to compliment Inspirations, Berger and Legacy and all the wonderful volunteers. They put in so much time and effort.’

Mrs Pattinson said the worry she had about the house’s exterior had now left her mind.

‘I don’t have that pressure about that job being done,’ Mrs Pattinson said.