Community comes first at Whitsunday PCYC
YOUTH in the Whitsundays will reap the benefits of a $103k in grant funding to help purchase a new 22 seater mini bus for the Whitsunday PCYC.
The announcement was made at the Whitsunday PCYC’s open day on Saturday as local kids were having the time of their lives playing on the jumping castle and signing up for their favourite sports and activities.
Whitsunday PCYC branch manager Sergeant John Dickinson said the grant was comprised of $35,000 from the State Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund and $68,000 from perpetual trustees.
He said the funding would be used for the purchase of an additional bus to meet the needs of school aged care services and provide more camps for young people.
The open day event was an opportunity for community members to sign-up for the new term and find out information about new activities and programs.
Mr Dickinson said the new archery program is now being finalised with Archery Australia after receiving expressions of interest from over 60 people.
“We have most of the equipment already and are just waiting on some targets to arrive so we are hoping to have it up and running shortly,” he said.
The PCYC also recently received a $5000 grant from NRMA Insurance to launch a new learner driver program to help young people complete their 100 hours to achieve their provisional licence.
Mr Dickinson said it was important for the community to understand the PCYC does not just cater for kids but has a range of activities to suit adults and seniors including circuit fitness, yoga, zumba, pilates, gym and various sports. For more information, contact 4948 1144.
OPEN DAY: Christian Tallis, Cody Petterson, Jackson Sadler, Josie Baites, Maddie Moore, Mala Adsin, Harry Clanfield, Paris Egan, (middle) Jessi Egan, Kyra Davis, Jade Davis, Ron Petterson, Emily Jukes, Sergeant John Dickinson, Brent Matthews, Grainne Newell, (back) Ryan McCormack, Christina Unterwurzacher and Cathy Pukallus had a blast at the PCYC open day on Saturday.