PCYC makes an im­pact

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

TWO long-time friends have teamed up for an ex­hi­bi­tion at Atwell Gallery dur­ing Novem­ber.

Ar­dross res­i­dent Bev Johnson and South Lake res­i­dent Pam Lock­wood have been in­volved in mul­ti­ple arts so­ci­eties to­gether for more than 15 years.

Cap­tur­ing the Light is their first ex­hi­bi­tion as a duo and it fea­tures Aus­tralian-themed wa­ter­colours and acrylics.

Mrs Lock­wood said the idea of work­ing to­gether came as their styles com­ple­mented each other.

“There are lots of flow­ers and WA land­scapes,” she said.

Mrs Johnson said the ex­hi­bi­tion recog­nised the beauty of the state.

“Wa­ter­colour paint­ings are al­ways a chal­lenge be­cause you don’t know what re­sults you are go­ing to get,” she said.

The duo will also present a talk and demon­stra­tion on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 7, from noon to 2pm.

Atwell Gallery is open daily from 10am to 5pm. FRE­MAN­TLE PCYC has been awarded a $100,000 grant as part of the Fre­man­tle Foun­da­tion’s Im­pact100 cam­paign.

Im­pact100 in­spires at least 100 donors to con­trib­ute $1000 each, with the money put to­wards high­im­pact grants for lo­cal char­i­ties and projects.

The grant will go to the Fre­man­tle PCYC break­fast club pro­gram, which pro­vides food for up to 30 chil­dren be­tween five and 12 years old.

Fre­man­tle PCYC cen­tre man­ager Julie Gor­man said it was an amaz­ing feel­ing to win.

“The pi­lot pro­gram has been in­cred­i­ble so far, see­ing the shift in the chil­dren and young per­sons in their out­look and en­gage­ment,” she said.

“Not hav­ing food causes is­sues be­yond hunger pains; em­bar­rass­ment, fear, iso­la­tion are just some of the emo­tions ex­pe­ri­enced. We be­come their sur­ro­gate fam­ily, a hand to hold through con­fu­sion and ne­glect; ul­ti­mately, we help th­ese chil­dren and young peo­ple be health­ier, hap­pier and safer by shar­ing the food on our ta­ble.”

Ms Gor­man said the grant meant the pi­lot pro­gram could con­tinue for two years.

“It will de­liver 8000 meals to chil­dren and young peo­ple in Fre­man­tle and sur­rounds,” she said.

“Long-term, it means this pos­i­tive in­ter­ven­tion in the lives of Fre­man­tle chil­dren and young peo­ple will lead to bet­ter school at­ten­dances, which has re­mark­able flow-on ben­e­fits for not just the stu­dents but the broader com­mu­nity.”

Other fi­nal­ists were Fre­man­tle Com­mu­nity Men’s Shed, ICEA Foun­da­tion and Black Swan Health, who all re­ceived a $5000 grant.

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