Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016

ClubsNSW give Healthy Harold a hand

Local clubs are not only the backbone of communities; their support and commitment to Life Education has been unwavering over the past 10 years.

In 2016 Life Education NSW received 37 grants totalling almost $157,500 through the ClubGRANTS program. This funding contributed towards the upgrade of our Mobile Learning Centres, fee subsidies for children in need and children’s take-home workbooks.

The ClubGRANTS program is made possible through the support of NSW clubs, local councils and the NSW Government. Last year registered clubs allocated $92 million to deserving causes in their local communities.

The program is designed to ensure that registered clubs contribute to the provision of front-line services to their local communities; and to ensure that the disadvantaged in the community are better positioned to benefit from the substantial contributions made by those clubs.

Life Education NSW is also a Community Partner of ClubsNSW, working together on a number of initiatives to ensure Life Education’s program reaches children who otherwise may not have been able to participate.

Getting Healthy Harold and Life Education’s message out and about on the road in NSW communities has been made easier with the introduction of a wonderful new purpose-built promotional van, which showcases the work and benefits of Life Education in focus regions, schools and communities.

Made possible with the help from sponsors including ClubsNSW, the self-drive van was launched at the 2016 Sydney Royal Easter show, and has also been seen on the road and visiting communities at the Dubbo show, Central Coast NAIDOC Week Celebration, Northern Beaches ‘Pub2Pub’ Fun Run and Family Festival to name a few.

In September this year, a team or Life Education supporters, including ClubsNSW’s Anne Fitzgerald, committed to a trek to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko to raise money for children in lower socio-economic areas of NSW to access our program. After two days of delays due to extreme weather, the sun came out and they conquered the mountain, raising $35,000.

And in November, ClubsNSW supported Life Education’s launch of its new drug and alcohol module, ‘Decisions’ . Life Education NSW held a community forum at the Wests’ Diggers Club in Tamworth where community members were invited to ask questions about the program and learn more about preventative drug and alcohol education.

Life Education NSW would like to thank the following Clubs for their support in 2016:

99 on York
Balgowlah RSL
Batemans Bay Soldiers Club
Bathurst Panthers
Burwood RSL Club
C Ex Group
Canterbury Bulldogs Leagues Club
City Tattersalls
Club Rivers
Club Totem
Dee Why RSL Club
Dooleys Lidcombe
Earlwood Bardell Park RSL
Goulburn Soldiers Club
Goulburn Workers Club
Howlong Country Club
Lismore Workers
Lithgow Workies Club
Mulwala Water Ski Club
Orange Ex Services Club
Park Beach Bowling club
Petersham RSL Club
Pittwater RSL Club
Port Macquarie Panthers
Queanbeyan Leagues Club
Revesby Workers Club
Rooty Hill RSL Club
Wagga Wagga Rules Club
Sawtell RSL Club
Seagulls Club
St Georges Basin Country Club
St Marys RSL Club
Wenty Leagues Club
West Dubbo Bowling Club
West Tamworth Leagues Club
Woolgoolga RSL Club
Yamba Bowling Club

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