Playgroup grateful for Club Marconi donation

Published Thursday, 9th November 2017

Club Marconi CEO Grant Imeson and Mayor Frank Carbone with a Stay and Play at the Gym child.

Fairfield City Council’s Fairstart Early Intervention service has welcomed the donation of $15,080 from Club Marconi.

The money will help maintain the playgroup “Stay and Play at the Gym”, which is for children with additional needs.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said Fairstart Early Intervention provided specialised support and services for infants and young children who had developmental delays or disabilities, their families and communities, in order to promote development, wellbeing and community participation.

“Council’s Fairstart Early Intervention has been providing specialised support and services in Fairfield City for more than 25 years,” Mayor Carbone said.

“The Stay and Play at the Gym supported playgroup is free for families who have young children with a developmental delay or disability.”

Under the guidance of an occupational therapist, children using the gym equipment are exposed to a “sensory diet” of sound, light, touch, movement and pressure experiences that support the development of self-regulation.

“Families are invited to Stay and Play at the Gym in a safe and caring environment that is designed to support your child indoors and outdoors,” Mayor Carbone said.

Stay and Play is a partnership with Bonnyrigg Public School. Playgroup is offered at the school as well as Greenfield Park on alternating Thursday mornings.

Club Marconi CEO Grant Imeson said the club was pleased to support the playgroup.

“This is a great community initiative from Fairfield City Council where families of children with disabilities are able to access services to build the children’s capabilities and enhance their quality of life through the Stay and Play at the Gym project,” Mr Imeson said.

 

Stay and Play at the Gym playgroup:

Where: Fairstart Early Intervention, 57 Devenish Street, Greenfield Park
When: Every second and fourth Thursday of the month
Time: 9.30am-11.30am
What to bring: A hat for outdoor play, a bottle of water, and a healthy snack for morning tea for your child.

Stay and Play playgroup:

Where: Bonnyrigg Public School’s Schools as Community Centre room, 59 Tarlington Parade, Bonnyrigg
When: Every first and third Thursday of the month
Time: 9.30am-11.30am
What to bring: A hat for outdoor play, a bottle of water and a healthy snack for morning tea for your child.

Bookings are essential as places are limited. For further information please call 9725 0114.