Money for groups

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS -

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.

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