Hilton: Next Wave Therapy helping out Fremantle PCYC

Sasha and Jonathan Wray, artist Karen Neville and Lisa Ingram. Picture: Jon Hewson
Sasha and Jonathan Wray, artist Karen Neville and Lisa Ingram. Picture: Jon Hewson

A HILTON therapy centre has found a unique way to help both the local arts scene and an important community organisation in one go.

Next Wave Therapy’s Sasha and Jonathan Wray wanted a surf-inspired art theme to help relax and inspire their physiotherapy and pilates clients when they offered to display and help sell the work of local artist Karen Neville.

Also eager to help the Fremantle PCYC they had loved so much for the last seven years, the couple decided they would donate their commission from sale of the paintings to the centre’s youth programs.

Ms Wray said Ms Neville was so touched by the move that she offered to match their donation.

“I have a good relationship with the PCYC and we have used PCYC as a family over the past seven years for various activities such as gym and judo for the kids,” she said.

“We live locally and see firsthand the amazing work that PCYC does and it’s an incredible service for all children in the community.

“We like to support ventures that are meaningful to us and that we can directly see the benefits, so it made sense to support our local PCYC.”

Fremantle PCYC centre manager Julie Gorman said all donations from the community were valued and that the money from Next Wave Therapy would go towards the centre’s Drop In program.

“The drop in provides a safe space for young people to come and hang out with friends and many of the youths are of disadvantaged or at risk backgrounds,” she said.

“They are provided with an afterschool snack and hang out and play pool, use the Xboxes, computers, play sport and attend many of the excursions that the youths have been afforded opportunities too such as Royal Show, Halloween event and Disney on Ice to name a few.”