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Guardian regifts to after-school carers

Robert James, Location Manager Guardian Funerals Bondi Junction, and Angela Sneddon, from Guardian Funerals Rockdale, provided technical advice and support to the crew throughout the shooting of the scene, which took place at the South Sydney Uniting Church, Waterloo.

For their contribution, Guardian Funerals earned a fee, and the company said it would be honoured to donate these funds to the Yurungai Learning Centre at The Factory in Raglan Street.

Previously, Mr James had made a donation to the Yurungai Learning Centre for its 2012 Christmas play; so when Guardian Funerals received the fee for assisting on Redfern Now Season 2, he immediately thought to donate the entire $1,000 to the Centre for its immediate needs.

The Yurungai Learning Centre is supported by Barnardo’s Australia and is staffed by teacher and coordinator, Helen Wilkinson, and support worker, Bruce Shillingsworth. Yurungai provides after-school supervision for around 40 children in total, with about 25 attending on any given day.

Operating from 3pm to 5.30pm at no cost to the parents and carers, Yurungai provides a valuable service to the community. Children who attend are able to read under their own direction or have a story read to them to engage them in literature. Those with homework are able to obtain assistance from Ms Wilkinson.

Yurungai also provides an afternoon tea. Taken together with the reading class, the afternoon tea assists the children to develop their manners and their social interaction skills.

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