Fun times for social housing children
CATCHING Pokemons might be the current craze but there are some children who still enjoy some good old-fashioned fun.
Young residents of Mission Australia housing and Evolve Housing properties in Western Sydney were treated to a school holiday fun day at Blacktown International Sportspark, Rooty Hill, last Wednesday.
“It was great to see the kids smiling and having fun,” Mission Australia’s Stella Jean-Louis said.
Children took part in bubble soccer, a giant tug-o-war, AFL and NRL workshops, and cheerleading demonstrations. GWS Giants AFL players met with their young fans. It is the third year the event has run.
Evolve Housing CEO Andrea Galloway said: “For our residents, this will most likely be the only school holiday activity they attend.”
Mission Australia owns and runs 1051 long-term social and affordable rental properties across Western Sydney that provide housing for low- and moderate-income households.
“Families who come to us need shelter and are disadvantaged in terms of income,” Ms Jean-Louis said. “Sometimes they are affected by domestic violence and are seeking a new life.”
There were plenty of laughs at the holiday fun day.