The Wingham Brush Public School P and C spent a good part of 2018 furiously trying to raise funds for an important project for the school – resurfacing the school’s basketball court.
The court resembles many local roads – potholed, uneven, with broken asphalt, which makes for a less-than-safe playing surface for the children.
The total amount the P and C are hoping to achieve is $60,000.
The Basketball Court Resurfacing Project began in April 2018 and since then the P and C has raised $40,000.
“It’s a mammoth achievement,” P and C president Helen Jessup said.
Part of the amount already raised came as a donation from Optus, who recently ran a giveaway to help out a local community group financially. Entrants were asked to nominate a community group most in need of support via the local stores’ Facebook pages.
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Wingham Brush Public School received the most votes, and as a result was granted the $1000 by Yes Optus Taree and Forster.
"Our Basketball Court Resurfacing Project has been our fundraising aim for 2018, enthusiastically supported by our community. This incredibly generous amount will allow us to take 1000 steps closer to our goal,” Helen said about the donation.
"This could not have been achieved without the support of our school community who got behind our project. I felt that an appreciation comment was required to thank every single person that supported us by voting for our school."
Chris Simon, territory general manager North West and Lower Mid-North Coast NSW said, “It’s wonderful to be able to support the local primary school with this giveaway. Optus is a proud supporter of community initiatives and contributing to community life is important to us. I’m looking forward to seeing some future basketball champions once the court is resurfaced!”
The funding drive continues into 2019. If you wish to help the school make it’s goal, you can make a cash donation at the Wingham Brush Public School front office during school hours in school term, or you can contact the P and C on their facebook page "Wingham Brush Public School P+C".