Community support delights

Danica Weeks with sons Lincoln and Jack. Looking on is Ellenbrook Lions Club president Ron Freestone. d422445
Danica Weeks with sons Lincoln and Jack. Looking on is Ellenbrook Lions Club president Ron Freestone. d422445

Having spent months waiting for information on her husband Paul Weeks, who went missing on the Malaysian Airlines flight in March, Ms Weeks finally has something to smile about.

Nearly 40 local businesses banded together with the House Rules team to complete the renovations that she and Paul had started since moving to The Vines two years ago.

‘It’s completely changed our lives ” Paul and I had envisaged this for our kids,’ she said.

‘I was really in a dark place and for once, for those two weeks, I was not completely consumed by it and now I have this beautiful new home to live in.

‘The whole community just continue to amaze me with their support and it’s what got me through to be honest.’

Prior to leaving for his first fly-in, fly-out posting to Mongolia, Paul had started some renovations to the family home.

Ellenbrook Lions Club president Ron Freestone got the phone call to help the family, but he did not predict the tidal wave of community support that followed.

He said by the time Masters had commenced the odd jobs around the house, a chain reaction of help came in and before he knew it Channel Seven became involved.

The businesses and volunteers worked together for two weeks to make the renovations happen.