Funding for youth centre’s new wheelchair ramp

Kyla Basic,Ali McKenzie,Montana Virgens,Lilly Thompson-Faggotter,Carlos Perkins,Ebony Mercer,Irene Limburg,Phil Sleep,Heather Dunn,Mike Clee.

Kyla Basic,Ali McKenzie,Montana Virgens,Lilly Thompson-Faggotter,Carlos Perkins,Ebony Mercer,Irene Limburg,Phil Sleep,Heather Dunn,Mike Clee.

The Peterborough Youth Centre are well on the way to seeing an access ramp installed at their Main Street facility. 

On Friday August 3, the group were presented with a $3,300 cheque from the Energy Australia Hallett Community Grant Program. 

The money is the start to the centre’s ‘outside in’ project, which focuses on fixing up the outside of the building and making it more attractive to the youth of the town. 

“We wanted an access ramp out the front and we want to paint the building and fix up a few things outside, the rainwater tank needs replacing. We want to put some murals up on the outside”, Heather Dunn the chairperson of the Youth Action Committee said. 

Phil Sleep, a member of the committee is in a wheel chair and says he was ecstatic on finding out the news. 

“I was really excited. We have been working on it since I started here. We have tried lots of different avenues and to find out that someone wants to help us out, is really good. It is about making everyone feel included.”