Opening of Luke’s Place at Corrimal on the Illawarra coast.

March 31, 2014 by  

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lukesplace2 The Primary Club of Australia were thrilled to be at the official opening of Luke’s Place at Corrimal on the Illawarra coast.  We were most grateful that Steve Price, St George Dragons coach, also attended representing the Primary Club and the RL community.

The Wollongong Mayor and the Minister for Disability Services performed the opening.

The Primary Club funded $8,100 via Touched by Olivia Foundation for some of the playground equipment.  The Foundation’s mission is to create safe and secure playgrounds, where children of all abilities are able to play together in an integrated space.

The Primary Club Of Australia over the past 40 years has donated over $5 Million to charities throughout Australia.     lukes.place

The new playground at North Rocks Public School

March 10, 2014 by  

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north.rocksStudents, staff and family members celebrated the opening of the special playground at North Rocks Public School on June 28.

The Primary Club was represented at the opening by several sporting legends. Alyssa is in the current Southern Stars squad of women cricketers touring the UK, and is the NSW Breakers keeper/batsman. Bryan, a current identity on “The Footy Show”, played 13 games of rugby league for Australia, representing NSW on 14 occasions and played over 200 first grade games for the Roosters, Rabbitohs and Wigan; while Mick Gillett played over 160 games for the Panthers, Tigers and London Broncos. Both Bryan and Mick played in our last Marathon Cricket event at the SCG and expressed their delight at being invited to view the new playground at North Rocks.

North Rocks Public School provides quality education to its students in eighteen classes for mainstream children. Additionally, the school has a special education class for about 30 moderately intellectually disabled students. A separate playground has been constructed using safe materials and softfall surfaces for the latter group. Mainstream children are encouraged to join the disabled kids at play as part of the latter’s integration and learning process.

 

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Where your money goes – recent donations

March 10, 2014 by  

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Since 1974, The Primary Club of Australia has donated over $5 Million dollars to charity organisations around Australia who support people with disabilities. In 2014 dollars that figure is $8 Million dollars.

The Primary Club of Australia has a dedicated Charity Committee that reviews each request for funds to ensure that we get best value from all donations we make. If possible, we received three quotes from suppliers.

Below are some of the donations The Primary Club of Australia has made on your behalf:

ST EDMUNDS WAHROONGA, $40,600.00
New artificial turf surface for playground NEW SURFACE FOR PLAYGROUND

SCOPE VIC. $2,500.00
Cricket and sporting equipment

VIC BLIND CRICKET, $2,824.00
Cricket Balls and Blind cricket equipment

TOUCHED BY OLIVIA, $8,100.00
Nest Swing

LITTLE BY LITTLE, $25,000.00
Playground

THE NEATE SWIM SCHOOL, $3,000.00
Rash Vests and Tents 

Aspect Hunter School $69,185
A large covered playground with softfall synthetic surface used by the students.
Aspect is one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit service providers, helping people with autism and other disabilities and their families since 1966 (below)

Special Olympics Qld $2,500
Cricket equipment

Wheelchair Sports NSW, Putney $17,190
Six basketball wheelchairs
These wheelchairs are specifically made and will be used for new and developing players.

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Sunnyfield, Castle Hill, $4,686
Exercise equipment for the occupants of one of their homes for intellectually disabled boys in Castle Hill.

North Rocks Public School $15,000
Playground – Click here to read the article about the donation

Special Olympics Australia, Newcastle, $4,500
Trophies and soccer goal posts for the Junior National Games in which 350 disabled young athletes will compete over 5 days.

The Hills School, Northmead $20,040
Bike shed and Bikes. (The Hills School uses a variety of bikes for students and a shed to house them )

Scope (Vic), Box Hill Vic $1,200
Equipment for Balloon Football League and Modified Cricket program.

Sailability NSW, Jannali NSW $9,000
Sailability approached The Primary Club of Australia informing us that some second hand sails were available having been used only once before . In purchasing these sails we saved the members of the Primary Club over $11,000 on buying them new.

Catholic Care $415
Recreational equipment to assist recreation for patients at Dorothy Sales Cottages, a home for 8 individuals plus a respite bed. Equipment included Pool Plinth, Balls, witches hats and cones.

Clarke Road School, Hornsby $40,818
Two playgrounds and softfall surface

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Sydney Children’s Foundation $12,615
The Primary Club of Australia donated to Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation in Randwick, Pediatric Mobility Equipment, comprising of 9 wheelchairs for use of the children when they are in hospital receiving treatment.

Special Olympics Southern Highlands, $1,881
Cricket equipment – bats, pads, awards, clothing, etc. This equipment was featured in the May Newsletter.

Sailability VIC, The Boatshed, Albert Park $12,500
Two Access 2,3 Sailboats, complete with sail decal for their Albert Park centre (below)