Wed, Jun 8, 2022 10:37 AM

St Mark’s makeover a community cause


Paula Hulburt

Marlborough’s alcohol and drug addiction centre is getting a makeover thanks to donations from the community.

Addiction residential treatment centre St Marks is getting a new look to help bring the Blenheim building up to scratch.

And donations from kind-hearted businesses and people mean the makeover is well underway.

Handing over a $10,000 cheque at the centre last week, Harcourts Real Estate Marlborough staff say they were proud to play their part.

Business owner Mark Davis says supporting the community is important to the Harcourts team.

“We’re proud to be able to do this, it fits in well with our brands and values and St Marks does such a good job helping people rehabilitate in the community.

“We recognise the hurdles involved in fundraising so we wanted to extend a helping hand…”

The residential treatment centre uses a holistic approach to help people make lifelong changes, with a wait list currently between two to three months.

Purchased from the Anglican Church in 2003, the former church building on Main Street needed some updating work done.

The board have developed a building repair programme to cover the next several years.

Significant contributions have also come from Rātā Foundation and St Marks Annual Dinner and Auction hosted by Blenheim South Rotary.

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