The Primary Club of Australia donation of $57,000 to build a playground for the Mary Brooksbank School

Last year The Primary Club of Australia donated $57,000 to build a playground for the Mary Brooksbank School in Rosemeadow.

The school provides educational programs for 70 students aged between 4 and 18 years with moderate to severe physical, intellectual and behavioural disabilities. In the last few years the school population increased markedly and the primary aged children only had a playground without any form of play equipment. The photos taken on the opening of the playground show how excited the children were to have their own area to play in with such interesting and brightly coloured equipment.

We also donated $28,000 to the MS Studdy Centre at Lidcombe to provide special TV sets for the MS sufferers who attend the centre for long treatment periods. These TV sets were installed in 12 rooms and we were told the patients stayed up into the early morning watching TV when they were first installed as with visual impairment they had not been able to watch TV previously.

Autism Australia (Aspect) also benefited from The Primary Club’s donations. We built a playgrounds with softfall surfacing and fencing for two of their special schools at a cost of more than $100,000.

We have received applications totalling over $66,000 since the beginning of this year so we need our members to help by attending our functions and renewing their subscriptions!