Sergeant Greg Jones with Stephanie Taylor, Alira Holt, William Tansley, and Ben Kirkland, who can’t wait to be able to get back to playing outdoors at the PCYC, once flood repairs are completed.
Sergeant Greg Jones with Stephanie Taylor, Alira Holt, William Tansley, and Ben Kirkland, who can’t wait to be able to get back to playing outdoors at the PCYC, once flood repairs are completed. Sharyn O'Neill

Clubs hail funding as lifesaver

FOR the Rockhampton PCYC, the distribution of Mayoress Regional Flood Appeal funds could not have come at a better time.

PCYC branch manager Sergeant Greg Jones said their childcare service went downhill after the floods.

“It really suffered because we had to close for three weeks during the floods and since then it hasn’t really picked up again,” he said.

“So this money will be a great help to get things back on track.”

A total of 19 organisations and clubs, including the Rockhampton PCYC were granted funding to assist with necessary repairs and new equipment.

Mayoress Regional Charity Foundation chairwoman Gail Carter said it was a great pleasure to present funding to those community organisations that were successful in their applications.

“People have been very modest in their applications – this appeal has been a great outcome for our community and will see the necessary assistance provided to those that need it the most,” she said.

Sgt Jones said that the money they received would go where it was needed.

“Because we weren’t covered for certain things, this will help getting our grass re-turfed for the kids to be able to get outside and play again, as well paying for things like post protectors,” he said.

Those clubs and organisations to receive funding from round one will be presented with their cheques tomorrow at Riverside Park, Rockhampton from 4.30pm.

The Rocky PCYC will be holding a Family Fun Day this Saturday.



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