Lifeskills Plus welcomed a donation of more than $1300 on Friday that will go towards the development of its new community centre in south Mudgee.
The funding is part of proceeds from a recent Mudgee Punters Challenge held during the XXXX Race Day in July.
During a presentation of the donation at Club Mudgee, Lifeskills Plus CEO, Carolyn Peek, said the local community group is entering an exciting phase in their development.
“We are in the process of purchasing Shop 10 at Southside Shopping Centre and are currently working with architect Barbara Hickson with plans for a new community centre,” she said.
“The new centre will provide a base for people with disabilities to both access their community as well as to undertake activities. It will also be a place that people from the community are able to come and share their skills and interests with participants at our centre.
“The support of our community in undertaking this project is paramount. The donation from the organisers of the Punters Challenge is an expression of their support for our organisation and the important work we do on a daily basis for people with disabilities and their families in the Mid-Western Region. It is wonderful to be part of such a great community.”
Mid-Western Regional Council mayor Des Kennedy said more awareness about Lifeskills Plus’ role could only benefit the entire community.
Club Mudgee director David Holden said he took his hat off to Lifeskills Plus and their excellent attitude in providing a great service in the community.