Charity starts early for children at Goodstart Albury
Children and educators from Goodstart Albury – Pemberton Street have banded together to raise more than $5,000 for charities this year, participating in nine local charity events.
Give me Five for Kids, Walk to Save our Sons, Mother’s Day Classic, City to City Walk, Relay for Life, Albury Animal Rescue, Betty’s Place and Kalianna all benefited from the fundraising and community committee set up by the staff and families.
The fundraising was part of the centre’s commitment to the local community.
“Our centre has become well known in the community and now organisations are contacting us for their support which we love. The dedication and commitment from the staff and families is truly an inspiration for me and is such an example of love and care to all people in our community,” centre director Leoni Lambourne said.
The children also participate in events at local libraries and schools, and regularly visit the residents of the Lutheran Aged Care Home.
When reflecting on the aged care home visits, Ms Lambourne said they were a career highlight.
“I was truly moved and very blessed to see the impact of those visits on our young children and the elderly that we visited. The conversations, the interactions, and the respect that our children have for our elderly people was so beautifully reflected in our visits,” she said.
Goodstart Albury was recently recognised in the organisation's annual awards program, where they won a major award in the community connections category.