The countdown is down to hours and not days for Lifeskills Plus, as they prepare to officially open their new building on Oporto Road and rock out to Brothers3 at a fundraising concert tonight.
Lifeskills Plus business and community liaison officer Bob Lejeune said today was Lifeskills Plus’ “big day”.
Staff and clients at Lifeskills Plus would show parents and the wider community what they can do, what they have achieved, and where it all happens at an open day today., he said.
“Our main buildings at the Southside Skills Centre will be open to the public from 1pm to 4pm,” Mr Lejeune said.
“From 2pm to 2.30pm, our clients will be joined by Brothers3 who will co-host the open day.”
Brothers3 are looking forward to the open day, and once again meeting up with the amazing people from Lifeskills. The local trio first became involved with Lifeskills Plus during their Chain of Coins event earlier in the year, and were invited to become ambassadors for the organisation not long after.
“I’m very pleased and honoured to be able to be a part of something to help this worthwhile charity,” Makirum Fahey-Leigh said.
Tayzin Fahey-Leigh said Lifeskills Plus was important for everyone and the community program was a great benefit to those who needed it most.
Oldest brother Shardyn said the trio were extremely honoured to be the organisation’s ambassadors.
“We’d like to thank Lifeskills for giving us this great opportunity,” he said.
During the open day, members of the public will be able to see the completed stage one development of the Community Centre which includes the four-bed respite centre, Lifeskills Plus’ multi-function room, and the administration area.
“The respite centre is already up and running and very busy,” Mr Lejeune said.
At 6pm, the stage one development, the Wilpinjong Respite Garden, and the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation sensory garden will be officially opened.
“There will be a reception for invited guests and sponsors from 6pm and Brothers3 will officially be appointed Lifeskills ambassadors at the opening,” Mr Lejeune said.
The day will end with a fundraising concert at St Matthew’s Catholic School from 7.30pm. Brothers3 will perform their most popular songs as well as items from the new album, including the just released single Brothers Never Part.
Tickets will be available at the door on the night if you have yet to purchase them from the Mudgee Visitor Centre.