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As a not-for-profit organisation, Afford is so appreciative of the many community partners and Afford Supporters out there that help us continue to deliver amazing services and facilities for our clients and supported employees.

So when Westlink Services and Lendlease approached Afford to run a fully funded Community Day at our Minchinbury site, we were overwhelmed by their generosity.

Lendlease has been conducting Community Days for 23 years to make a difference in the communities where they live and work. Lendlease partners with Westlink Services to provide materials and labour to complete on-site beautification projects, as well as treating all participants to a free BBQ in a true showcase of community spirit.

Last Thursday, 13 September, you may have seen a lot of volunteers come into the Afford Minchinbury head office to work on beautifying our front and back areas.

The Community Day at Afford involved the laying of pavers for pedestrian entrances, trimming of trees, maintenance of garden beds, returfing of grassed areas, establishing new signage, and new line markings for parking bays among many other maintenance activities. To top it all off, Westlink Services and Lendlease provided a free BBQ breakfast and lunch of bacon and eggs, sausages, rolls and drinks to keep energy levels high.

“This most generous offer from Westlink Services and Lendlease has come at a most opportune time. We have recently moved into our new Minchinbury premises and it requires a great deal of landscape and outdoor work to be done around the office area and Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE)” said Steve Herald.  Our supported employees will benefit from new line markings and maintenance of the pedestrian walkways around the ADE/factory.

A huge thanks to Westlink Services and Lendlease for their support of Afford and showcasing an awesome community spirit!