Businesses get kids’ centre rolling again
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.”