Hervey Bay school welcomes $50,000 Christmas gift
CHRISTMAS has come early this year for Hervey Bay Special School, with a $50,000 donation from Wide Bay Freemasons.
The money will be used to refurbish an existing shed and build a large deck and outdoor learning area adjoining it.
The centre will become a work training facility for students to learn lifestyle skills.
The school had received $150,000 in funding from the Queensland Government.
Local Masons raised $5000, with the additional $45,000 coming from Hand Heart Pocket - Charity of Freemasons Queensland.
Wide Bay Freemason Peter Keller said the new deck would enhance the school.
"The outdoor area will complement and complete the centre," Mr Keller said.
Principal Reno Tieppo said the school would be able to offer more courses for students from January next year.