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Thanks to Bunnings, annecto’s Learning Hub gets a makeover

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Bunnings’ is well known for their long history of supporting the communities in which they operate. 

Most of us would have experienced a hot dog outside our local Bunnings on any given Saturday or Sunday. 

Each week Bunnings helps local community groups across Australia raise money through the sausage sizzle at each of its stores. 

You may not be aware that Bunnings has been supporting other activities for local community groups across Australia and New Zealand, since 2004. 

Over the course of 2016 alone, Bunnings participated in, contributed to or raised money for over 22,000 activities helping to raise and contribute $9million to local causes.

Bunnings in West Footscray had visited annecto's Learning Hub, David House a couple of years ago and did a few small projects such as installing a chicken coup and tidying up gardens as part of their supporting local communities programs. 

It was during this visit that the Bunnings Organiser decided to put forward a request to help improve the gardens more. 

Bunnings West Footscray runs three major projects a year and over 30+ smaller jobs, for Bunnings Area 5 in Metropolitan Melbourne.   

On the 20 September 2017 a Bunnings team of 35 – 40 people from 10 stores in Area 5 will be giving annecto David House a makeover.   

The project consists of approximately $5000 worth of soil, bark, pavers and plants, to make path ways, clean up and restore the garden beds, make new bench seating and establish a welcoming and presentable entrance for the Learning Hub. 

“The Bunnings team have been tremendous in the past and helped us establish the chicken coup and some garden areas,” says annecto’s David House Manager, Joan Cooney. 

“Over the last 60 years David House has helped hundreds of people, learn to be more independent and build skills such as caring for themselves, and others.  We’ve traditionally had a lot of concrete around the place, but this project is going to change the entire feel of the place.  It’s already full of fabulous people, and now they’ll have the surroundings to match,” says Joan. 

annecto David House is a Learning Hub for people with disability to increase their life skills and learn to be more independent. 

It offers a wide range of activities and courses designed to support people with disability to connect with and be more involved in their community.   

annecto David House has been supporting people with disability for over 60 years.

The Learning Hub is part of annecto, a not-for-profit community-inclusion organisation, committed to connecting people with disability, older people and families with communities, so they can be better placed to pursue what is important to them. 

In addition to the Bunnings team, annecto David House will have another team of 30+ people all keen to help out on the day and make the communal areas more green and inviting. 

Read more about annecto’s Learning Hub, David House, here

Participants from annecto’s Learning Hub, David House participate in a number of community activities.  Read about their involvement in the Western Bulldogs’ Sons of the West healthy living program.  

annecto is a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider, read more about what we offer under the NDIS here.  

If you need help understanding the NDIS or support to transition to the NDIS, contact annecto on 1800 266 328 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.