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Hope builds as plan set up

THE ambitious Bricks for Life campaign has entered a new phase with a business plan being drawn up for the project.

The initiative is the brainchild of mental health advocate Val Rowe, who wants to build a safe house for locals in crisis.

Griffith people are being asked to buy a brick to help build the house. Funds raised so far total $3500.

Mrs Rowe met with personal and executive coach Anita Tresise to formulate the business plan. "We are now in the process of putting together a business plan. So far we have put ideas on paper so a feasibility study can be done down the track," Ms Tresise said.

"While it won't be highly comprehensive, it will have impact and will hopefully get the message out." Mrs Rowe said she was pleased with the progress being made. "I'm really happy, especially since the buckets have only gone out to local shops for a short time," Mrs Rowe said.

"It means people are listening and indicates to me they do want to see this house. In a time of drought when people are doing it tough that figure isn't too bad. Now this plan will enable us to show the health service and the minister what we want to do and what we think they could add to the project."

Mrs Rowe said the pledge of support by local and out-of-town tradesmen had been overwhelming. "The way I see it is the more tradesmen and manufacturers we can get on board, the less money we will need to raise," she said.

Story by Tanya Pattison, The Area News, Wednesday June 28 2006.

 

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