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New kitchen brings new opportunities

Mareeba Wildcats Committee President Anita Young, Secretary Alison Martin and Volunteer Kathleen McGrath with Wildcats swimmer Steven Young inside their new renovated kitchen at the Mareeba Pool.

THE Mareeba Wildcats have been able to give their old kitchen a new lease on life after they recently renovated their clubhouse kitchen.

The $22,000 upgrade was possible through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund which was secured by the old committee and now has been put to use by the new committee.

Longevity was a key word when building this new kitchen as the club didn’t want to have to make any more upgrades or repairs for some time.

Kathleen McGrath, a volunteer at the Mareeba Swimming Pool and the Mareeba Wildcats was the main driving force behind securing the funding for the new kitchen.

“It was a complete renovation from the ground up, it was gutted and we started again,” she said.

“This new kitchen gives us the opportunity to go back to FNQ Swimming and say we can host some more events here now.

“It was a little bit of a shock to us that we won because that’s a lot of money for a small club.”

The upgraded kitchen will also give volunteers more time to see their children swim and participate in carnivals with less maintenance to do on the kitchen.

The Mareeba Wildcats would like to express their thanks and gratitude to all of the local businesses that helped them during the kitchen renovations.

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