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A DOZEN sports and community organisations will share in $21,230 worth of sponsorships and donations from the City of Wanneroo.
Councillors at their September meeting approved a $5000 donation to Twin Cities 89.7FM and asked the City administration to investigate opportunities to establish a sponsorship agreement.
Presenter Sue Myc welcomed the decision after giving a deputation on behalf of the volunteer-run station.
Mrs Myc said the station promoted Wanneroo events and regularly hosted talks by the Mayor and wanted a similar arrangement to the City of Joondalup’s $10,000 sponsorship deal.
She said the station was “delighted” the City recognised the role that 89.7FM played in the community.
“Radio continues to provide a platform for all community voices and provides direct, factual and effective information and entertainment,” she said.
The council approved several other donation requests, including $2760 for Joondalup Community Mental Health Consumer Advisory Group for World Mental Health Day on October 10.
Another related to fee waivers worth $540 for the Wanneroo and Districts Historical Society to hire a Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre meeting room for its monthly meetings.
Under sponsorships, the council agreed to give Black Swan Taekwondo $2000, Landsdale Christian School $2000 and Wanneroo Scout Club $1600.
It also agreed to give SEMAS Academy Australia $1500, Football West $1200 and Jody Marshall Dance Company $1000.
ATI Martial Arts will get $800 and Wanneroo Joondalup Lacrosse Club $600.
Sue Myc from Twin Cities FM.