Harlequins 'working bee' 4Matty

Posted:
1st Nov 2016

Author:
Martin Fuggle

According to Kylie Vosa "the Harlequins are only ever one call away" and on Sunday 30th October the Quins answered Kylie and Matty's call for help.

A message from Matty...

A big thanks to the Quins working bee teams for the great help and the wonderful jobs they did at home yesterday. We're so grateful to have the continued support from the club and it was good to catch up with everyone too. A job well done has made a big difference in the backyard with the wheelchair access, kids playing area, plumbing, landscaping and renovation around the house with all the helping hands. We thank you all for your support to the '4Matty committee members' and the families, the Quins 1st & 2nd grade team members and the Club committee members for the great job.

Thank you all once again.

The main priority of the working bee was to provide an emergency access gate for paramedics. 

An ambulance has been called on four occasions since Matty came home from rehabilitation and the first time he required transport to hospital. Due to his size and the layout of the house, the paramedics couldn't get him out through the front door. A bariatric ambulance was needed and the whole process took two and a half hours before he was in the ambulance: not ideal in an emergency! 

The Harlequins are only ever one call away!

A huge thank you to all the boys (and two lovely ladies) who answered the call for help and came to Matty's for a working bee on Sunday 30th October.

Kylie Vosa

Yesterday the boys made good headway on a number of projects:

  • constructing a rear access gate
  • a cemented path to the front curb
  • paving the area around the shed means Matty can now access it

and the ladies did a great job selecting plants for the cleared garden beds. 

A new basketball ring and backboard was put up for the kids and a few loads back and forth to the tip cleared the rubbish. With rubbish removed, lawns mowed, front door and cupboard doors all fixed, Kylie and Matty were merrily ticking off all those items on the "to do" list.

Sometimes it just needs a man (or preferably twenty, not to mention a few ladies) to get the jobs done. ?