LOCAL PAINTER LENDS A HAND TO REFRESH ANIMAL REFUGE
Cairns' Young Animal Protection Society (YAPS), a non-for-profit refuge for homeless and abandoned dogs and cats, has received a fresh lick of paint to its roof thanks to local Dulux Accredited business, Intelligent Coatings.
Operating in Smithfield since 1985, YAPS has been sheltering, protecting and re-homing animals in the Cairns area which are either found by, or surrendered to, the organisation.
Dulux donated all of the Dulux Cool Roof product applied to the rooftops - an innovative membrane which reflects the sun's radiation before its absorbed as heat, keeping the animals inside cool and comfortable. The team of seven Dulux Accredited painters from Intelligent Coatings provided two days of manpower to get the job done.
Young Animal Protection Society Manager, Carol Clifton, says YAPS is thankful to Dulux for breathing new life into their building, which accommodates the animals for as long as it takes for them to find a safe and loving home.
"The rooftops of the kennels were in dire need of a facelift and we are thrilled to now have a rejuvenated building for our animals".
"The refreshed roof has lifted the spirits of our team and allowed us to focus our time and funds to the four-legged friends in our care,"
Karl Moxon, Director of Intelligent Coatings, says his team are thrilled they could assist such a significant and worthy local organisation.
"The team at YAPS work hard to provide a sanctuary for these animals in need. It was a pleasure to make this small contribution, and we hope they enjoy the refreshed roof for many years to come,"
YAPS is run by a dedicated Volunteer Management Committee of staff members and caretakers, as well as numerous others who also offer their time and support to provide essential care for the animals.
Dulux Accredited Painters have been recognised by Dulux as leaders in the Australian painting industry and are "Australia's most trusted paint brand". Their commitment to quality workmanship, a professional approach and customer service is assurance of a quality job.
"Many thanks to Karl at Intelligent Coatings for their time and efforts at this year's 2015 Edge hill bowls tournament.
We appreciate the donation made to the club by Intelligent Coatings. It's local businesses like this that enables these events to take place.
We recommend Intelligent Coatings to all of our members and to the general public for all your painting needs".
Cairns' ARC Disability Services
Cairns' ARC Disability Services has received a welcome refresh to their Community Hub and Cafe, thanks to a team of local Dulux Accredited Painters.
Since 1976, ARC has been a key part of the Cairns community. They provide a range of programs, services and skills training to empower disabled adults and children to reach their full potential. Support is also made available for their families.
Dulux donated all paint and accessories required to rejuvenate the exterior of the ARC centre, along with three days of manpower to complete the job.
Karl Moxon - Director of Intelligent Coatings says the participating Cairns Accredited painters are thrilled to have the opportunity to assist an organisation which contributes so much to the Cairns community.
Amongst the Dulux Accredited Painters "Intelligent Coatings" kindly donated their time to this great community project.