PARKES SERVICES CLUB BIG DONATION TO HELP TRANSPORT SHORTFALL
IF ever there was an example of the generosity of the Parkes business community it was on full display this week when the Parkes Services Club donated $5000 to Currajong Disability Services to assist with transport needs. The cheque was donated by General Manager Denis Lane and Parkes Services Club President Terry Knowles.
The donation, which is part of Parkes Services Club’s commitment to contributing to the community and community organisations, will aide clients of Currajong who rely heavily on timely and adequate transport. Transport has become a big issue since the implementation of the NDIS in the Central West since July 1 last year.
“It is a tremendous gesture by the Parkes Services Club and we are humbled by the kind donation,” said CDS CEO Jeff Evans.
“Parkes Services Club, like Currajong, fulfils an important role in the regional community on a number of levels and this assistance allows our clients to navigate day-to-day life with more ease.
“We are extremely thankful to them and all our supporters who have really stepped up over the past few months,” said Jeff.
The donation will also allow clients to attend specialist appointments, workshops and other activities factored into their NDIS plans that previously they may not have been able to attend without huge costs and significant planning.
“This donation will directly help our clients who need to seek out individual or group consultations, meetings or care,” said Jeff Evans.
“Prior to this it was challenging to maintain certain services but this alleviates some of the pressure on all concerned.
“It is just another example of the magnificent spirit of the Parkes and Central West business community helping out,” he said.
“Thanks again Parkes Services Club for your unwaivering support and the incredible gesture.”
For Terry Knowles, it was a great to again support a local organisation along with the business community.
“One of our staff noticed Currajong’s fundraising efforts to improve services and resources so we thought how can we help?” said Terry.
“Currajong plays an important role in the Parkes regional community.
“It is tremendous that we have been able to help out in some small way.”