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Cheers ... Deep Cove Education Trustee Trudie Pope accepts a $2,589 cheque from Gore Host Lions Club president Allan Johnston which will go towards buying furniture for the new visitors hub at Deep Cove. PHOTO:SANDY EGGLESTON

The Gore Host Lions Club’s involvement with the new visitors hub at Deep Cove continues, with the club making a grant of $2589 to the project.

The hub, built in Gore, was transported to the tourist destination in April last year.

The 12m by 7m building was constructed at David Pope Builder’s yard by Gore master builders and Gore Host Lions Club volunteers for the Deep Cove Education Trust.

Deep Cove is at the head of Doubtful Sound and the trust oversees two hostels there.

Lions club president Allan Johnston said the club had a long-standing relationship with the trust.

“We’ve been involved for decades with Deep Cove projects,” Mr Johnston said.

Education trustee Trudie Pope said money would be used to buy furniture for the hub which was almost finished.

“Since in Deep Cove we’ve had some more work bees to get the decking and veranda and painting [done],” Mrs Pope said.

The displays planned for the hub were still to be finalised.

The hub was due to open on May 9.

Last year 55 classes of pupils involving about 2,500 people used the trust’s facilities at the cove.