Fremantle Workers Club donation helps PCYC provide a Safe Space for local youth

Fremantle Workers Club president Don Whittington and vice-president Michael Bell with PCYC centre manager Julie Gorman. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d472974
Fremantle Workers Club president Don Whittington and vice-president Michael Bell with PCYC centre manager Julie Gorman. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d472974

FREMANTLE PCYC got a pleasant surprise when members of the Fremantle Workers Club popped in for a visit recently, bringing with them a cheque for more than $500.

Fremantle PCYC area manager Julie Gorman said the $540 donation was appreciated by the young users of the Safe Space program, with the money able to replace some broken video games.

“Currently, we have about 10 screens set up, with only two working, so with more attractive activities it will keep the young people more engaged in the Safe Space,” she said.

She said community donations, however big or small, were vital in helping the centre to operate successfully.

“We currently aren’t funded, so every little bit helps,” she said.

“Safe Space is an awesome program that caters to around 30 to 35 kids per day, providing a friendly, safe and welcoming space for young people to come and hang out with friends.

“It offers an alternative to possible anti-social behaviour, and in some cases, young people going home to an empty house if parents are at work.

“We couldn’t survive without the support of local businesses and volunteers and if anyone would like to volunteer their valuable time, if they have skills like knitting, craft and crocheting, it would be nice to see these skills being taught, along with any business that may want to donate any items.”

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