ACT Kids are jumping again!
Submitted by erin on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 00:00
ACT for Kids, a charity providing free therapy and support for children who have experienced child abuse and neglect, and families at risk, was devastated to discover a their Springfree™ Trampoline in their Early Education Program kindy at Wooloowin had been destroyed by vandals.
The Springfree™ Trampoline is used by occupational therapists to help kids develop gross motor skills, balance, and generally for play and learning games during kindy classes.
When we read in the Courier Mail that vandals had wrecked the Springfree™ Trampoline at the ACT for Kids Wooloowin Centre we were shocked and saddened and we knew that we wanted help straight away. We have such respect for this vital community cause and all the significant benefits that ACT for Kids Centres bring to the kids. We were more than happy to donate the time and parts to get the kids jumping again. We know how important a Springfree™ Trampoline can be as a therapy tool in meeting kids’ therapy needs.
“We were humbled the quick and generous response of the local community, and want to thank Springfree Trampoline and everyone who donated. Your help means a lot to the kids we work with, something as simple as repairing a trampoline gives them back a little bit of their childhood” CEO, Dr Neil Carrington says.
“Fundraising is challenging at the moment, people are concerned about the economy and jobs and the lead up to Christmas can be a stressful and expensive time. Unfortunately, it’s these same pressures that put families and parents under more stress and means the number of children and families who need our help increases” Dr Carrington says.
If you want to help you can donate to ACT for Kids’ Christmas appeal on 1300 228 000 or online at www.actforkids.com.au/christmas to help them continue to provide free therapy and support to treat and prevent child abuse and neglect.
Springfree™ Trampoline was over the moon to receive these handmade thank you cards from the ACT kids today!