BUSHLAND Health Group has adopted Tidy Up Taree (TUT).
The new relationship began on August 12 with the decision of the board to embrace the group and its volunteers as part of its organisational structure.
According to Bushland Health Group chief executive officer, Denis Hawkins, "this means that all insurances required for the public and volunteers is covered by Bushland's blanket policy. These insurances are critical in dealing with any works on council controlled land."
"Bushland believes that the TUT initiatives fit well with our objectives of assisting with the welfare of the valley's community, especially the aged or disabled - it seems a natural fit," Mr Hawkins explained.
"Also, having Graham Brown as our board chairman in addition to leading the way with Tidy Up Taree makes for an efficient use of time.
"Part of the responsibility of any larger organisation in the valley is to make sure the environment is well-placed to not only attract new residents, but to also make sure there is a strong workforce to provide services for those in the care of Bushland.
"Bushland relies on both of these factors to continually expand its programs in the aged care industry.
"Another positive to come from this alliance is that donations to Bushland Health Group Ltd are tax deductible. Bushland was set up 56 years ago by the people of the valley to help others in the community and it is now one of the largest employers."
TUT organiser, Graham Brown said he was "thrilled with the offer as it means I will not have to go through the red tape of getting Tidy Up Taree registered in its own right, which would cost money and time - both of which are in scarce supply with the busy schedule leading up to the next project of creating a 'Civic heART' in Victoria Street."
"It just means I will be able to concentrate my time to make sure the 'Civic heART' starts pumping from November 29 as scheduled," Mr Brown added.