Club representatives from across NSW came together at the ClubsNSW Clubs & Community Awards last month to celebrate their contributions to local communities.

Clubs in regional and metropolitan areas were recognised for a diverse range of initiatives, including Club Central Hurstville who created a special program to help disadvantaged children further their education and gain access to employment opportunities.

Broken Hill Musicians Club saved the only cinema in a regional town from having to close its doors and Cronulla RSL are funding the veterinary care and support of a retired military working dog.

Twin Towns received the Highly Commended Award in the Education category for its funding of Banora Point High School Special Education Unit’s Garden Project.

The Club’s financial assistance enabled the school to build an outdoor garden – an inclusive, engaging and stimulating environment for students with disabilities and special learning and sensory needs.

The school received a total of $47,500 for their project through ClubGRANTS, including $29,500 from Twin Towns.

After Twin Towns Board Directors saw first-hand the passion and commitment for the project shown by teachers, an additional $10,500 was donated from the Club’s philanthropic arm, the Twin Towns Services Community Foundation.

Click here to see a video presentation about the garden project and why it is so special to the kids at Banora Point High School.

ClubsNSW Acting CEO Sallianne Faulkner said Clubs are always looking for new ways to make their communities better places to live.

“There were 120 very deserving Clubs & Community Awards finalists this year, with each one working tirelessly to look after their members and the wider community,” Sallianne said.

“The Clubs & Community Awards are a testament to our industry’s vital social contribution and a fantastic opportunity for us to come together and celebrate what makes clubs so special.”

Twin Towns continues to build on its relationship with Banora Point High School and another project is underway at this time. More details on this in a future edition of Club News.