Last Friday all the guys from Jims Fencing Ballarat & Bendigo came together to help out a local family that recently lost their wife & mother to cancer.(The Borcher Family). I was contacted about 2 months ago and asked if Jims Fencing would be interested in quoting the fencing for this family – Justin and his 2 children 5 & 3. They had recently built a fantastic new home and then unfortunately Michelle became very sick and passed away at the beginning of September. One of her wishes was to have the boundary fencing completed for the safety of her children & the completion of their home. On hearing the story Darren & I knew that we could help and we decided that we would do the fencing for the family at no cost to them. I contacted all the Franchisees in Ballarat and I was so excited that they all thought it was such a great thing to do for a family in need in our community. Dane from Bendigo also wanted to be involved in the project so travelled from Bendigo for the day to help. It was a fantastic day and I don’t remember a day that I have ever been prouder to be a part of the Jim’s Fencing Team. Getting all the guys together, they all volunteered a day out of their business, to complete the 110m project. I want to thank them all! A big shout of thanks to our local Colorbond Supplier – Phil from Ballarat Fencing – for his support to the project. Phil donated his time digging all the holes and then supplied the materials at a heavily discounted rate. Justin and his extended family could not thank the guys from Jim’s Fencing enough. They are overwhelmed with the generosity and they are so happy to have the fencing completed. We have also entered Justin into the COLORBOND® steel Gen-u-win promotion ^. He was excited by the thought that he could win $100,000 – and said that we would all be invited back for a BBQ & Beverages if he wins. Thanks to the following Franchisees: Mark Tudball – Jims Fencing (Black Hill) Jeroen Boersma – Jim’s Fencing (Golden Point) Brad Maisey – Jim’s Fencing (Miners Rest) Damien Kennedy – Jim’s Fencing (Wendouree Sth) Adam Bennett-Meyer – Jim’s Fencing (Cardigan Village) Dane Bobart – Jim’s Fencing (Junortoun) and Darren & myself So the lesson in all of this is: – look at your community and be a part of it. Extend a helping hand to someone in need – it makes you feel great and there is no greater feeling than knowing you have helped someone. Catherine & Darren Hayes ^ Ends 11.59pm AEDST 29/2/16. Open to Aust. resident homeowners 18+. Strict eligibility req. apply for roof purchases, see T&Cs. Keep receipt/s. Max 1 entry/person. T&Cs apply.