Tradies and community muck in to put roof on

A team of local builders, PlaceMakers team members and volunteers rolled up their sleeves and replaced the roof of the Aramoana League Hall over Easter.

The replacement roof, which contains iron from the original roof and is funded by the PlaceMakers Foundation’s Big Build Grant, will help keep the hall warm and dry for decades.

Aramoana League secretary John Davis said the canopy project was long overdue and the community was keen to get involved

The Aramoana League Hall has been a community center since 1958, hosting many special occasions, events, and gatherings, from sports and church groups to scouts and family gatherings.

“The League’s vision is to promote the well-being of all who live in and visit Aramoana and the wider community. This new roof will definitely help improve our facilities for all who use and enjoy this facility,” said Davis.

“I even had my 21st birthday and wedding reception here!”

The local trades and community were very excited to “get involved” over Easter, and volunteers had helped with everything from work to providing for everyone, Mr. Davis said.

Bruce McEwen, chief executive and chairman of the PlaceMakers Foundation, said the three day canopy project was a great demonstration of the PlaceMakers Foundation’s local impact.

“Making a long-standing goal a reality for a community like Aramoana is exactly what the foundation is all about, and it shows the great connection between businesses, employees and the public across the country.”

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