Global Community Initiative Includes Canberra
Indigenous Organisation During NAIDOC Week
3 WEEKS 500 VOLUNTEER HOURS 1000 ITEMS $35,000 DONATED GOODS
Indigenous Community service, Yeddung Mura, have become the newest member of the Colourful Communities family.
Colourful Communities is a PPG global program to improve spaces with colour and have undertaken over 300 projects around the world. The refreshed, brightened community and care spaces have impacted the lives of close to 7 million people. Among the many recipients are; hospitals, schools, children’s homes, aged care, public spaces and zoo’s. To see all the amazing community transformations and find out more about the PPG Colourful Communities initiative visit their website at www.communities.ppg.com
Yeddung Mura Care Centre in Fadden Canberra is proudly the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island PPG Colourful Community. Yeddung Mura (Good Pathways in Ngunnawal Country language) offer services, support plus activities to individuals, families and the broader Indigenous Community in the Capital. Yeddung Mura was established by Gilmore Church to address Community concerns raised by local Elders.
Improvements to the 12 areas at the Care Centre means Yeddung Mura have; revitalised spaces to deliver services and programs, professional areas for more community groups to access, and beautiful rooms to embrace and comfort vulnerable members of the Indigenous Community. To learn more about Yeddung Mura please visit www.goodpathways.org.au
Beautiful Spaces, Better Living is the aphorism for Canberra based free community improvement organisation, Scene. Founded by interior designer Candice Addicoat, who believes fresh, inviting and inspirational community & living spaces lift people, generating positivity and motivation.
Scene engaged PPG after being welcomed at Yeddung Mura to improve and redesign the facility. The staff described their current needs and future vision for their clients, families & the local Indigenous Community. PPG were immediately on board to help and provided all the paint & painting equipment for the project. The local Canberra community pulled together to make the transformation happen in time for NAIDOC Week 2020.
Major contributors for the centre’s décor include Ikea, Fantastic Furniture, The Green Shed, The Snow Foundation, Bunnings, Kmart with Suez helping with the tidy up. As well as many other smaller but equally valued contributions.
Scene would like to thank all the Yeddung Mura staff especially Chairperson Deanne Booth, Margaret Blackman CFO and Pastor Priestley Obed CEO. Also PPG for their overwhelming support and generosity from the Head Office team, also here on the ground at the PPG paint trade centre in Fyshwick.
Thank you to all the big and small local businesses as well as the individual Canberrans donating items, materials and services. Scene would especially like to thank all the volunteers who gave their time and care to show their support to Yeddung Mura.
'It has been a privilege to deliver this project to Yeddung Mura and the Community they support. It’s also been reaffirming to see the Aussie Spirit is still alive and strong during unprecedented times. Love you Australia."
Candice Addicoat, Scene founder