RECLINK has delivered more than 50 pairs of shoes to the Bridgewater PCYC which will go towards sport and recreation activities in the Brighton region.
State manager Richard Allanby was alerted to a shortage of footwear for people who accessed the PCYC and was delighted with the response when he asked for assistance from the Reclink community.
“I had a meeting with a staff member and he said the children around here really struggle with footwear and it stops them participating, especially when kicking balls is a requirement.
“We look to assist wherever we can and give purpose to people in their everyday lives. We understand the importance sport plays in communities so we wanted to give as many people as we could an opportunity to people to participate in the activities the PCYC runs in conjunction with Reclink.
“Reclink’s mission is to Respond, Rebuild and to Reconnect and we give all participants the power of purpose and we are confident we have done this in a small way today. We target some of the communities most vulnerable and isolated people.”
Staff at the PCYC said they were very grateful for the assistance and that the sandshoes and football boots would help young people as well as older be able to join in sports programs, but also PCYC’s Work For The Dole programs, not only now but also in the future.