Com­mu­nity comes first at Whit­sun­day PCYC

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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