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Getting kids to and from the PCYC in Dubbo is much easier after the club received a new van.

Friday 17 February, 2017.

Charitable Foundation Executive Officer said the ability to transport young people to PCYC activities and events was integral to the success of its programs aimed at developing healthy and active young citizens and reducing youth crime. 

“We hope that the new van will enable a more inclusive and socially connected community, by helping to fix the geographical isolation that transport issues can cause. Safe, reliable transport is key to improving access for marginalised young people throughout the Orana region to the potentially life changing programs offered at PCYC.” 

 “The Charitable Foundation is focused on supporting community organisations like the PCYC that help improve the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk young people and we were very pleased to provide the funds for the new van,” Mr Batten said.

We’re so grateful that Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation saw the value in funding this vehicle – it really will make a huge difference in the lives of many local young people.

Mark Nuttall
PCYC Dubbo Club Manager

PCYC Dubbo Club Manager Mark Nuttall, said the $44,000 grant for new bus allowed Police youth case managers to visit young people in their homes and at school to encourage them to participate in programs.  

“This vehicle is very important to our club - it will be used every day and will transport around 50 people each week to and from safe and supervised activities, crime prevention programs, sports tournaments and outreach programs in geographically isolated communities,” Mr Nuttall said. 

“The old PCYC Dubbo cars are more than 10 years old and neither have the capacity to carry a large group of people. They’ve been impacting on our Club’s ability to engage local young people in activities and programs and we hope the new van will allow us and local police to deliver services and programs to even more young people in Dubbo,” he said.

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