Youths step out of their comfort zones
Every Friday night at the Reef Gateway Hotel for the past two months, Ms Hovey has been running meat raffles to help fund the building of the pool.
“All the locals there have said ‘we will take care of this’ and all the labour is taken care of – and Plants Whitsunday are going to build Jessi a fairy garden.”
Ben Ryan Building has come on board and
Ms Hovey said the Whitsunday community had really taken up Jessi’s cause.
Ms Hovey said talks had begun with the Make A Wish Foundation and she was hopeful Jessi’s wish of a backyard pool would come true.
To donate to Jessi Clarke’s pool fund, search www.GoFundMe.com for ‘backyard blitz pool for Jessi’.
Already more than $2500 has been raised. BE BOLD, Be Brave, Be You this is the message Cassie Holeczy wants to pass on to youth at this year’s National Youth Week.
March 31 to April 9 marks National Youth Week and to celebrate the PCYC is hosting a one day, four workshops event in line with the theme this Saturday, April 1 from 9.30am-4.30pm.
Those who attend can’t just choose to go to one, they must go to all.
“One is called Acting Up based on basic principals of acting and stage confidence, Write On based on expressing your self through written words, When Life is Upside Down which is a yoga and mindfulness workshop and then we have Punch it Out which is a boxing and submissive wrestling workshop,” Ms Holeczy said.
“As you can tell, the workshops are drastically different and it forces youths to attend the ones which would be out of their comfort zone.”
The day will be held at Whitsunday PCYC and is free for kids aged 12-17.
“We’re trying to recognise achievements and support the development of all youth,” she said.
“I’m very excited for the event as there’ll Whitsunday Martial Arts, the local theatre company and the Proserpine Yoga Studio there.”
For more, phone Ms Holeczy on 0423 360 604.
REACHING OUT: Jessi Clarke's (centre) mum Angela Duffy and carer Paula Hovey are raising money to buy Jessi a swimming pool.
BOLD: Community development officer at PCYC Cassie Holeczy is looking forward to National Youth Week.