We all know how important keeping active is for our physical and mental health, especially during the dry times.
During the first week of school holidays PCYC NSW brought Fun For Kids to Nyngan for all young children to enjoy.
Business Improvement Manager at PCYC NSW Kurt Gagan was at the event last Tuesday and said the tour was developed for youth in regional NSW who have been affected by the current drought.
“PCYC NSW wanted to bring something different to towns that would allow local kids to participate in activities at no cost, that would take the focus off some of the hardship their families may be going through,” Mr Gagan said.
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“Currently many families are not in a situation where they can afford to keep young people active and entertained so PCYC NSW decided to create the Fun For Kids tour to ensure young people in regional NSW had a positive experience while meeting new young people from their town,” he said.
Nyngan was the second stop in the tour, which visits Bourke, Walgett, Coonamble and Lightening ridge and saw almost 40 kids visit the Town Hall to participate in various games and activities.
The night was then capped off with a barbeque dinner and dance party.
Mr Gagan said PCYC aims to to empower young people to reach their potential, and the tour is a great example of this.
“It’s important for events like these to be delivered in regional NSW towns like Nyngan. Due to the current drought, many families are experiencing financial hardship which would affect their way of life,” Mr Gagan said.
“It is a chance for young people to forget about their troubles and to celebrate the strength and resilience of their community through a range of sports and activities,” he said.
Mr Gagan thanked the Nyngan community for their support in hosting the event, which he said was “a lot of fun”.
“The event in Nyngan went smoothly with the support we received from Katie at the Red Cross and Katie from local council who were amazing in bringing the event together on the ground,” he said.