Benches completed in Stoke

Add a bit of timber, some concrete, a splash of green paint, funding from a Rotary supporter and our enthusiastic Rotarians and you get … two new benches in the Orphanage Stream area in Stoke.

The Rotary Club of Nelson West installed bench seat in the Port Hills area of Nelson several years ago, and recently gave those benches a refurb. That led Bernie Stevenson, who lived near one of the benches, to donate funds for more. Bernie sadly passed away recently, and didn’t get to see the completion of the new benches at Orphanage Stream. But many others will benefit from his generosity. Rest in peace, Bernie.

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