More vol­un­teers needed for kids pro­gram

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

MORE than 70 kids turned up to the Wild Ones Ad­ven­ture Pro­gram’s re­cent movie marathon night at the Whit­sun­day PCYC and or­gan­is­ers now want to ex­pand the pro­gram.

Co-or­di­na­tor of the Wild Ones Ad­ven­ture Pro­gram Ron Pet­ter­son said the pro­gram was de­signed to help lo­cal youth aged 8 to 12 to de­velop lead­er­ship skills while mak- ing new friends and hav­ing a fan­tas­tic time.

“We cur­rently have 35 kids in our group and have eight sit­ting on a wait­ing list and more reg­is­ter­ing their in­ter­est ev­ery day,” he said.

Mr Pet­ter­son said in or­der to ex­pand the pro­gram par­ents needed to put their hand to vol­un­teer for one night a week for about two hours and the oc­ca­sional Satur­day or week­end.

Lo­cal res­i­dent Lisette Henry said Wild Ones was a bril­liant pro­gram and both her sons counted down the days un­til the fol­low­ing Thurs­day.

To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Ron Pet­ter­son on 0488 449 484 or the Whit­sun­day PCYC on 4948 1144.

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