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In the spirit of giving back to those disadvantaged in the local community, the City of Canterbury Bankstown will be donating all profits raised on Australia Day to charity.
Every $1 entry fee from Canterbury, Max Parker (Revesby), Birrong and Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centres, on 26 January, will be donated to Father Chris Riley’s, Youth off the Streets (YOTS).
Mayor Khal Asfour said it was the Australian way to help others.
"According to Youth off the Streets, there are around 44,000 young people facing homelessness, neglect, abuse and disadvantage, so if our community can help in any way, then that’s what we’ll do," Mayor Asfour said.
"I hope our community not only enjoys our summer beach pool parties at Canterbury and Max Parker Leisure and Aquatics Centres, but also get behind supporting this wonderful charity."
Father Chris Riley said the money would assist in funding YOTS Canterbury-Bankstown outreach programs.
"We currently have a very successful local outreach program which offers a variety of services for young people in the area," Father Riley said.
"We offer young people a place to go, hang out and make friends while also having access to youth workers who help with school, family, and alcohol and drug issues.
"We also provide something to eat at every outreach to make sure our kids have a good meal."
Father Riley said he was grateful for Council’s support
"It is always great to have the support of local councils, particularly Canterbury-Bankstown, where we have such a great turnout from kids and their families to all of our programs and services," Father Riley said.
To find out more about Council is celebrating Australia Day, go to cb.city/australiaday
8/03/2018 10:11 AM