Donation boosts Sanctuary Point Public School canteen facilities

COOKING WITH GAS: St Georges Basin Health and Community Transport Service Inc. volunteer Kerrie Hurr, canteen manager Hollie Phillips (front) and volunteers David Wells and John Kelly and Coffee Fix manager Brad Clements.
COOKING WITH GAS: St Georges Basin Health and Community Transport Service Inc. volunteer Kerrie Hurr, canteen manager Hollie Phillips (front) and volunteers David Wells and John Kelly and Coffee Fix manager Brad Clements.

The toasties will be readier a lot quicker at Sanctuary Point Public School soon. 

A $10,000 donation from the St Georges Basin Health and Community Transport Service Inc. has seen the school’s canteen stocked with new equipment. 

A large grilled cooker and a commercial sized toaster are just some of the items to join the school’s kitchen. 

Canteen manager Hollie Phillips said the donation will make a big difference. 

“The toasties are very popular and I’ve just been using one of those little two sandwich ones from Kmart but in this new one I’ll be able to do eight at a time,” she said. 

“We also have a breakfast club where the kids get free toast and the ladies from the CWA help with that. We only have a normal toaster though which is pretty slow when there’s 300 kids lined up.” 

Transport volunteer David Wells and John Kelly first realised how badly the school’s canteen needed upgrading after undertaking volunteer work there. 

After approaching the St Georges Basin Health and Community Transport Service Inc. their request for a donation was granted. 

The organisation helps a number of charities and schools within the Bay and Basin area, including Code C for Cancer, the Bay and Basin Cancer Support Group and Huskisson Public School.

The service has recently been taken on by Shoalhaven Community Transport, with many of the original volunteers drivers and assistants applying to continue their work. 

They will continue to provide a $5400 annual bursary to Sanctuary Point Public School students, helping 72 students.