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Paint for a Mate heads to Fawkner

One cloudy Melbourne morning in April, local volunteers came together to help lend a hand and provide a fresh coat of paint to the home of one very deserving Fawkner resident.

This is the 24th home to be painted as part of Berger’s national Paint for a Mate program, in partnership with Inspirations Paint, which is dedicated to supporting Legacy Australia by providing a fresh coat of paint to the homes of widows of war veterans and their families.

Mrs Cathy Hann has lived in the single level weatherboard for more than 30 years and raised her three children in the Fawkner residence. Her late husband Ossie had a ritual of painting one outside wall each year, but since his passing 16 years ago it has not been painted.

Mrs Hann was extremely appreciative of local volunteers’ efforts and their generosity in helping provide a much needed coat of paint and general tidy up to her family home.

The Latest from Berger's Paint for a Mate

Jessie Rua Harris was the latest recipient of a much-needed home makeover as part of the Berger Paint for a Mate community program run in partnership with Inspirations Paint.

A team of 15 local volunteers along with Mrs Harris’s two sons spent five hours repainting her one storey home, on Saturday 13 July.

Mrs Harris has been overwhelmed with the community’s generosity; ‘I’m delighted – I thought I had won the casket.’ The home has been in the family for 65 years, prior to Mrs Harris the home was owned by her mother who was also a War Widow.

We appreciate Berger Paint’s ongoing commitment to Legacy, supporting Australian families of servicemen that have fallen on tough times and the good people at Inspirations Paint who source local volunteers and professional painters to help out on the day.

This was the 21st home painted with more than 40 homes across Australia to be transformed by the end of the year with paint supplies and materials donated by Berger Paint.

Nominate a home in your community

Would you love to have the exterior of your house painted? Then read on ....

Berger’s Paint for a Mate program, an initiative launched by Legacy in partnership with Berger Paints, supports widows and families affected by war by giving the exterior of the home a fresh coat of paint.

With the help of Inspirations Paint stores and local volunteers, Berger is rolling up its sleeves to repaint 21 homes across the country this year.

If you have a friend, family member or neighbour whose home would benefit from a much needed repaint, Legacy Australia is on the hunt for a homeowner in Townsville QLD, Forster NSW and Adeleide SA.

To nominate a home in your area please call Carly Cullen at our National Office on 02 8333 0602.

For more information on the program go to:

Click here to watch a sample video.

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