A very big thank you to the guys from Karnet and Bunbury prisons for all their great work. They have swung chain saws, removed fire damaged rubbish, cleared verges, cleared burnt fences, picked up paving bricks, replaced roadside safety signs and generally helped anyone who asked.
The attitudes and behaviour of these men was outstanding. They were courteous to everyone, nothing was a problem to them and they were bright and cheerful – all in all a great bunch of guys to have around in the present difficult circumstances.
This is not just my opinion – you may not have seen the following comment posted by Allison:
Just thought I’d let anyone know who, like myself, was a bit apprehensive about ‘the lads’ working on their property – go for it! They got stuck into it and cleared and chained sawed what I needed done. All very well mannered and even Steve (the officer) got in and lent a hand, well done you guys.
A special thank you also to the supervisors. Robert McClymont was a wonderful representative of the prison service whose relationship with both the men and the residents was quite extraordinary. Robert was very sensitive to the delicate nature of his task but put everyone at ease with his friendly and approachable manner. He also worked alongside the men and set them a great example. He is to be very highly commended for these attributes and also his leadership in making this project so very successful. I did not see as much of the other supervisors but the feedback I heard was uniformly excellent.
Unfortunately, these guys have now moved on to other tasks BUT they can come back if they are needed. All you need to do is let us know that you need help and we will contact them.