Lendlease gives back to local groups

ABOUT 30 staffers from Lendlease, the developers of the future city of Yarrabilba, are taking part in a community project at Stockleigh.

The group are at Becky’s Place to paint a mural and create a looping spiral relaxation garden.

Becky’s Place is an equine assisted learning centre. Up to 30 kids a week attend Logan City Council First at Five reading programs at the property, joined by owner educator Doreen Gagel’s miniature horses Becky, Millie, Molly, Lonie and Isi.

Ms Gagel also runs a specialist program which teaches kids how to cope with emotions that include frustration, anger and jealousy.

“I am so grateful to Lendlease for helping us. So many children are going to benefit from what we are doing here with our relaxation walk,” she said.

​Becky’s Place is one of 140 worthwhile causes in Australia receiving a helping hand from Lendlease employees as part of Community Day.

Now in its 23rd year, community day enables Lendlease employees to work alongside colleagues, community partners, families and suppliers to make a difference in the communities where they live and work.

Community day projects are sourced and initiated by Lendlease employees, giving them the ability to choose where they want to lend a hand and where they can be most helpful. This reinforces Lendlease’s strong partnerships with the community.

Last year more than 4,000 Lendlease employees around the world joined community volunteers supporting over 400 community day projects.

Lendlease foundation group head Cate Harris said community day offered employees a chance to apply experience and skills to make a meaningful and positive contribution to local communities.

“Community day has become a great part of our history and culture. Since it started in 1996, we have supported activities ranging from renovating buildings for the homeless, to restoring green spaces and assisting children with special needs.”