Money for groups
WAROONA Leos presented the community Christmas lights committee with a cheque on Thursday while also receiving one of their own to help with catering at the Night Fields after hours sports program.
The Leos presented $1500 to committee coordinator Trish Morris which will go towards a Santa chair, footstool and a Santa mail box in future community Christmas events including use by other community and school groups.
“We’ve dedicated the Santa chair to the Leos as their contribution and recognition for the work that they do,” Ms Morris said.
“It’s nice for a junior youth group coming through and being recognised for the work that they’re doing rather than just handing over the money.”
The Waroona Shire Council also presented the Leos with $1200 to continue their work catering for the Night Fields program, which it had done for six sessions this year and will continue next year.
The program is part of the council’s Aboriginal youth mental health initiative, the Baldja Program.
“Night Fields is just one of the many activities as part of it,” Waroona shire community development officer Brad Vitale said.
It is funded and organised by the WA Football Commission to put on sporting activities for local youth at Waroona Oval on Friday nights.