On the last weekend in March over forty Doxa supporters, their friends and family volunteered their time to the Autumn Malmsbury Camp Working Bee. Business people, community members, cadets and staff alike got their hands dirty replanting the kitchen garden, building a retaining wall and spreading softfall across the campsite.
Our Chairman Graeme Johnson also worked with Doxa supporter Leonard Verzantvoort to split four tonnes of firewood for the upcoming winter months at the camp. It can get quite cold in winter, as seen last year when the temperature got down to a chilly -8 degrees one night!
Long time Doxa supporter and member Haydn Merrett, owner of Balwyn Excavations, also kindly donated his time and much appreciated excavation machinery throughout the day. Haydn worked tirelessly to drill holes for the retaining walls and restored damaged drainage channels. Without him this work simply wouldn’t have happened.
Having access to this type of equipment allowed us to make the campsite a safer and more enjoyable place for the 4500 young people who are coming to Malmsbury this year, and we can’t thank Haydn and all of the volunteers that helped out enough.
Make sure to keep October 11 free in your diary for our last Working Bee of the year – we would love to see you there! Click here to register your interest.