PCYC Wollongong is thrilled with its new wheels thanks to support from local Rotary clubs and the ETC Community Support Fund.
PCYC Club Manager Michael Jones said the Club provided an important service to the local community and the bus would enhance access and participation in PCYC programs.
“Mostly the bus will be used by our Club to transport young people involved in PCYC and community activities,” Mr Jones said
“In addition to this, local sporting clubs, rotary, schools and the Police will also utilise the bus.”
The new bus has already had a positive impact on the local community according to Senior Constable Cate Johnston.
“Recently I used the bus to take a group of four disadvantaged Aboriginal girls to Bourke in outback NSW for a cultural awareness program.
“They weren’t in touch with their heritage, so we went and visited the National park and sacred sites. We also teamed up with another group of girls from the Bourke PCYC and strong friendships were formed,” Constable Johnston said.
“We wouldn’t have been able to do this without the new bus.”
The local TAFE also provided support by giving students real-life experience to design the new bus decals and will soon have the students apply the decals themselves.
For more information about PCYC visit www.pcycnsw.org.au.
ETC Chairman Rod McKelvey said it was a pleasure to be able to support PCYC Wollongong.
“The ETC Community Support Fund is designed to help organisations reduce disadvantage, generate opportunity, increase support services and/or build capacity in the communities in which we operate,” Mr McKelvey said.
“ETC is proud to be a not-for-profit company and we are confident the money we are donating will help make a more positive future for our community.”
If you need help finding a job, are looking for staff or are interested in up-skilling, contact ETC on 1800 007 400 or visit www.etcltd.com.au.