Bald Ea­gles to help hand­i­capped kids in Bali

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

The Whit­sun­day Bald Ea­gles are re­turn­ing to Bali for the an­nual AFL 9s masters car­ni­val but this time they’ll be trav­el­ling with ex­tra lug­gage.

Af­ter in­tro­duc­ing mem­bers of the Bald Ea­gles to the YPAC School and Or­phan­age last year, the Baldies opened their hearts and now they’re pre­par­ing to give on their re­turn trip.

The YPAC School is for hand­i­capped chil­dren and teaches them prac­ti­cal skills such as sewing and car­pen­try.

The Bald Ea­gles plan to pro­vide a cash do­na­tion, ba­sic sup­plies, spe­cial treats and have also or­gan­ised a party for the un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren.

“Af­ter last year’s visit to YPAC we left with a re­solve to help make a dif­fer­ence to the ev­ery day lives of th­ese won­der­ful chil­dren,” Bald Ea­gles pres­i­dent Jack Lumby said.

“As well as rais­ing funds to YPAC our wives and fam­i­lies have been gath­er­ing presents to bring over for the kids so there won’t be too much room for our footy boots this year.

“This will be an on­go­ing com­mit­ment to the chil­dren of YPAC made pos­si­ble by the big hearts of my fel­low Baldies, of whom I am so proud.”

CHAR­ITY MISSION: Jack Lumby and Jay James with the kids at the YPAC School in Bali dur­ing the Bald Ea­gles' trip last year. The club is plan­ning on tak­ing sup­plies, in­clud­ing a cash do­na­tion, to the school when they re­turn later this year.

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