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Community award for The Settlement

DARLINGTON: Local and long-time community centre, The Settlement, was presented with a Community Recognition Statement at Parliament House on March 20.

Jenny Leong, Greens Member for Newtown, presented the award on behalf of the Newtown electorate for The Settlement’s “significant and continued contribution to our local community”.

The Settlement does vital work in our area supporting young people and families through community-led programs. These include after school care, school holiday programs, food support, social support and youth leadership programs.

Over 80 per cent of program participants are First Nations families.

Like many community organisations, The Settlement is faced with cutting some of these programs due to increased costs and decreased funding.

As local Aunty Kerry says: “This centre has been part of my extended family for over 20 years. My sons attended The Settlement and now my grandchildren go there. As grandparents raising a 10-year-old grandson, this centre, and the service it provides, is invaluable.”

Please support The Settlement via either of these links:
For upcoming youth leadership camp.
For general children’s programs.

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