PCYC to keep ‘U-Nite’-ing Wellington youth

Young people in Wellington will continue to enjoy safe, fun after-school activities, thanks to the support of the NSW Government.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has today announced $92,986 from the Community Development Fund for PCYC Wellington to continue its free U-Nites Friday evening activity program.

“PCYC Wellington is a really valuable asset for the community, and the popular U-Nites program gives the town’s young people a chance to explore their creative side, participate in sporting activities and engage in life skills workshops, all in a safe space,” Mr Saunders said.

“The program also aims to help young people connect with their local community through cultural education as well as crime prevention activities.”

The PCYC has also received $20,075 from the Community Building Partnerships program to replace the lighting in the main court.

“After last Thursday’s blackout, the current lights took 20 minutes to reach full brightness – that’s 20 minutes less the kids can be having fun!” Mr Saunders said.

PCYC manager Sonya Rath said the new LED lights will improve visibility for the Thursday night basketball competition, and make the staff’s job of supervising a lot easier.

“It’s just amazing the support that we get from the NSW Government, because it is actually quite expensive to provide food and staff and it would take us forever to raise this amount of money – years!” Ms Rath said.

“To have this support just means we can deliver more for our community, which is what we’re all about.

“We can’t tell you how much we appreciate it.”

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