Busi­nesses get kids’ cen­tre rolling again

Alpine Observer - - News - By VANESSA BURGESS

CHIL­DREN at­tend­ing Bright’s Alpine View Chil­dren’s Cen­tre now have ac­cess to some fab­u­lous new equip­ment thanks to a very gen­er­ous do­na­tion from a lo­cal busi­ness.

Bright Boot­camp and Co’s El­yse and Matt Mur­phy re­cently do­nated seven bal­ance bikes, four scoot­ers and 12 hel­mets to the cen­tre af­ter their twoyear-old son Jack ex­pressed his dis­may about the lack of bikes to ride.

“The ex­ist­ing bikes were break­ing and fall­ing apart and Jack kept com­ing home say­ing how he couldn’t ride that day be­cause the bikes were bro­ken,” El­yse said.

“Be­ing a new busi­ness in town we thought it would be a great way to re­pay­ing the com­mu­nity sup­port we have re­ceived over the last few months.

“We run a gym so we looked at it like we are spon­sor­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of ath­letes in Bright.”

Af­ter a week of rain, the chil­dren were fi nally able to give the new equip­ment a test on the track last Thurs­day morn­ing, and Alpine View Chil­dren’s Cen­tre ser­vice co­or­di­na­tor He­len Crutch­ett said the do­na­tion was a big hit with the kids.

“We ini­tially had around eight or nine bikes for the kids to use, but over the years they wear out and most of them have bro­ken,” she said.

“We were in the process of hav­ing them re­placed, but now the gen­er­ous do­na­tion from El­yse and Matt and Bright Boot­camp has al­lowed us to put the funds we were go­ing to use to buy the bikes to­wards other ed­u­ca­tional ar­eas.

“Jack is so proud that his par­ents made this do­na­tion and all the chil­dren have been so ex­cited to be able to get out­side and fi­nally use them.”

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