Blitz of generosity for Caroline’s back yard

Caroline Frigula and Echo are very thankful to volunteers who made over her back yard. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d412520
Caroline Frigula and Echo are very thankful to volunteers who made over her back yard. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d412520

About 10 volunteers offered eight hours of their time, along with businesses, who provided materials and labour to finish the back yard of a Homeswest property for 49-year-old Caroline Frigula.

Ms Frigula was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and has been receiving on-going treatment since then.

She said she is looking forward to spending this Christmas with her family and her make-over back yard.

‘It is not completely finished yet but we will finish it off before Christmas Day and enjoy sitting outside this year.

‘The dogs and cats already love it and my son will be able to use the basketball ring and shoot some hoops, which is a new thing for us.’

The groups of volunteer from Woodside signed up via the VolunteeringWA corporate volunteering program.

VolunteeringWA works with their not-for-profit partners, including Breast Cancer Care WA, to co-ordinate large community projects to assist organisation beneficiaries as well as help corporate groups to meet their social responsibilities.

‘I gave every single person a hug as they left here at the end of a long and tiring day.

‘From the goodness of their hearts they helped me and you could feel that it was really genuine.’

Ms Frigula said she wanted to thank all those who contributed.

She has a son and daughter, both still at school in the area.

Materials donated were from Midland Brick-Pavers, Men of the Trees-Plants, Pelram Roofing, and the Watershed Midland.

Others were Lovegrove Turf Services, The Limestone Building Block Company, The Tweeds of Hazelmere, PKC Earthworks who supplied machinery and a qualified operator for one day and 360 Constructions.