Cessnock Woodturners ring up new funds

The Cessnock Woodturners Club has received more than $6,000 to purchase new equipment under the Volunteer Grants and Stronger Communities Programs.

Federal Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon joined the group to celebrate the welcome cash investment that will be spent upgrading the Woodturners’ busy work shed.

The club provides regular woodturning demonstrations at local aged care facilities using their portable lathe and tools and also mentor students from Mount View High School.

The new funds will be used to relocate the dust extraction machine in the group’s work shed located on the grounds of Mount View High School.

“Cessnock Woodturners have a unique way of appealing to people of all ages. I particularly commend the community group for its mentor program which aims to engage students in a practical activity that provides real life skills,” Federal Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon said.

“I’ve been fortunate to have a strong association with the Cessnock Woodturners throughout the more than 20 years the club has operated in the local community. It’s wonderful to see it has been given another opportunity to grow.”

Cessnock Woodturners Club is one of 41 volunteer organisations in the Hunter electorate to share in $145,395 under the latest Volunteer Grants program

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