Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Healthy New Beginning

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Healthy New Beginning

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THE Gympie and District Women's Health Centre has found its way home after a fire destroyed its office space in March this year.

It has been a challenging journey but the community has rallied behind staff to ensure they are back where they belong.

Business service manager Julie Austin said the refurbished space inside the 100-year-old building was as warm and welcoming as it always was.

"It's a huge relief (to be back)... we teach resilience every day to women and we have been living that for four months," she said.

"(Rebuilding) decisions were made quickly and we were delighted to be able to use local trades."

The premise at 21 Alfred St had been there for six years before it was destroyed during a fire four months ago.

The interior of the building was charred and almost everything was lost in the blaze, from teddy bears to bookcases and desks.

Had neighbours not been alerted by the smoke alarm, the entire building could have been lost. …

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