Columns
10 years on Image

10 years on

Little by little for Docklands Rotary
Read more >>

Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
Read more >>

Docklander Image

Docklander

There’s no place like Docklands
Read more >>

Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Hello Brindabella
Read more >>

Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

All good things must come to an end
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

Call-out for residents in cladding affected buildings
Read more >>

New Businesses Image

New Businesses

Ultimate Kitchens and Bathrooms; Eyes on Docklands; polepole
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

OC chair wins $120k defamation payout
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Training a guide dog
Read more >>

SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

High-density cycling
Read more >>

Street Art Image

Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Bill defects need to be fixed
Read more >>

What Women Want - With Abby Crawford Image

What Women Want - With Abby Crawford

Don’t be afraid to stop and have a little nap
Read more >>

Fashion festival helps out

27 Mar 2012

Fashion festival helps out Image

Docklanders would have noticed the temporary arch erected at the entrance of Central Pier for the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) last month.

The structure went up in a flash and came down in a frenzy on Saturday, March 17.

And in less than three days following that, the timber was being used to pack second-hand hospital beds into a shipping container bound for East Timor.

The timber was kindly donated by festival organisers to Rotary’s Donations in Kind (DIK) project which operates out of a warehouse in West Footscray.

DIK spokesperson Lawrie Fisher said the donated timber was perfect to make up framing for the goods being packed for needy overseas projects.

He said the L’Oreal arch revealed a considerable amount of timber framing and cladding which was recycled as framing to hold goods in position during transit.

“We’re currently turning it into frames for a dozen hospital beds bound for a St John of God project in East Timor,” he said. “All in all, we couldn’t have asked a better deal.”

The timber was first spotted by a Docklands Rotarian who approached Central Pier and was put onto the correct contact within the festival organisation.  

Fashion festival organisers were only too happy to donate the timber, which would have otherwise been discarded.

Docklands Rotary runs a project through the DIK warehouse to collect, pack and send specific second-hand goods to needy people in Fiji.  Currently, the club is seeking baking materials.

Mr Fisher thanked LMFF for its generosity and also Docklands Rotary for keeping an eye out for opportunities to receive second-hand timber. He said DIK was constantly on the lookout for timber to be used to pack containers.  Mr Fisher can be contacted on 0428 550 574.

Docklands Rotary is also hosting a prospective-members’ information lunch between 12.30pm and 1.30pm at Watermark in Victoria Harbour on Tuesday, April 17 with free finger food and orange juice.

Enquiries should be directed to Adrian Stanners on 0434 071 990.

Share on Facebook

Stay in touch with Docklands. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Docklands News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.

Docklands is Beautiful