Deputy Premier Troy Grant added his two cents to Lifeskills Plus’ Chain of Coins fundraising effort on Saturday, handing over a donation to Lifeskills Plus CEO Carolyn Peek.
Mr Grant, who was in town to campaign at the 2015 Mudgee Show, said the Chain of Coins was an innovative way to engage the community in the fundraising effort.
“Obviously the organisation is looking to move to a new, updated premises and they have done a fantastic job in engaging the community in what they are achieving with people with disabilities. It’s just fabulous and I’m very happy to support this cause,” he said.
Mr Grant handed over two jars of coins – one to Carolyn Peek from Lifeskills Plus and the other to Lloyd Coleman from Wilpinjong for the Wilpinjong Employees Lifeskills Coin fund - that had been collected in his regional offices and would go towards helping Lifeskills reach their final goal.
Mr Grant said with the NSW Government recently allocating new money into the disability sector to non-profit organisations like Lifeskills, he would be keeping an eye on Lifeskills Plus and their progress.
“I offer my congratulations and look forward to working very closely with Lifeskills Plus in the future and helping them achieve their goal so they can deliver outstanding service for those with a disability,” Mr Grant said.
Lloyd Coleman from Wilpinjong Coal said it was just amazing that Mr Grant wanted to get involved in something like this. Wilpinjong Coal has asked each of it’s more than 350 employees to collect as many coins as they can before the Chain of Coins event on Saturday, March 21.