Silver Spike teams pitch in

The Silver Spike boys had a fun time rebuilding the sandpit at the Yumba Bimbi Respite Service on Monday.
The Silver Spike boys had a fun time rebuilding the sandpit at the Yumba Bimbi Respite Service on Monday.

CENTRAL Family Support visitors will reap the benefits when Queensland Rail and QR National Silver Spike teams set to work on replacing their sandpit on Monday.

Queensland Rail and QR National put the call out to community groups this month to provide ideas on projects the Silver Spike teams could take part in while in town for the Emerald Show.

Following the selection process, the Central Family Support centre will receive assistance from 15 to 20 burly blokes rolling up their sleeves free of charge to remove the existing sandpit and build a new one.

Queensland Rail chief executive Paul Scurrah said the teams were very proud to announce Central Family Support for this round of the Silver Spike community projects.

“Central Family Support had made a very worthy application for assistance with replacing their sandpit and installing a clean and compliant new one for children to enjoy,” Mr Scurrah said.

The Silver Spike teams are at the Emerald Show today for their regional final events.

QR National chief executive for Network Services Mike Carter said the competitors appreciated the support they received from Emerald and were looking forward to returning the favour.

“Many of the competitors live in regional Queensland and understand how important it is to contribute to the local communities,” he said.

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