Corvette club helps cen­tre

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Tay­lah Bur­rows

Chil­dren at Murchi­son’s Save The Chil­dren play­group wel­comed new equip­ment last week.

The equip­ment was bought with money from Cen­tral Vic­to­ria Corvette Own­ers Group, which it raised at a for­mal din­ner in Shep­par­ton at­tended by corvette own­ers from across the state.

One of the found­ing mem­bers of the group, Dom Mellino, was in Murchi­son on Fri­day to help the chil­dren put the equip­ment to­gether.

‘‘We raised $640 (for Save the Chil­dren),’’ Mr Mellino said.

‘‘I re­ally thought the money needed to go to­wards a place that is in an area of need, andMurchi­son is.’’

The money went to­wards buy­ing two play prams for chil­dren to push each other around in, as well as play ta­bles which can be filled with wa­ter or sand.

Greater Shep­par­ton Com­mu­ni­ties for Chil­dren’s Play2Learn team leader Cate Thomas from Save the Chil­dren said the do­na­tion was great and would make a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact.

‘‘The big-ticket items, the more ex­pen­sive equip­ment, we wouldn’t have been able to pur­chase (on our own),’’ Ms Thomas said.

Work­ing to­gether: Ethan Shut­tle­worth, 3, and Dom Mellino from the Cen­tral Vic­to­ria Corvette Own­ers Group put to­gether some of the new play equip­ment.

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