We Won… Thank you, everyone

Thank you to everyone that was voting for us, as every vote counted, and you made it happen and we won the $2,000 this will go towards making a difference by running our Autism program in July.

From West BankThere are few more worthy pursuits than looking after those who need extra help, so helping the people who care for others is absolutely vital, and that makes Camp Breakaway an ideal winner of the #GreaterCentralCoast Community Funding Program.

Camp Breakaway has won $2,000 for taking out the public vote for the May round of the program, with our monthly runners-up, SWAMP Central Coast and Words on the Waves Inc, both receiving $500.

Camp Breakaway Community Engagement Manager Sara Evans said caring is a very demanding role.

“Carers need a regular break so they can recharge and avoid burnout, helping them to continue caring for longer,” Sara said.

“Established in 1982, Breakaway is a registered non-profit charitable organisation that specialises in providing respite care for people with disabilities and their carers.

“Respite care is the provision of temporary relief for a primary caregiver, enabling a much-needed break from the demands of caregiving for a sick, ageing, or disabled family member.

“Respite gives carers the time they need to attend to their own health and well-being, and do tasks they simply don’t have time for when they are caring.“We receive no government support so we rely on grants and donations, as well as money we generate through our own fundraising activities, so this money from Greater Bank is most welcome and will help us to run some of our many programs.”

Greater Bank’s Central Coast Regional Sales Manager, Josh Swetnam, said carers play a critical role in society.

“The work carers do is nothing short of incredible, giving up careers and other ambitions to devote themselves to a loved one,”Josh said.“They richly deserve our support for the service they provide – almost invariably unpaid – so it’s our pleasure to help some of these selfless people take a well-earned break .”

Voting in the June round of the #GreaterCentralCoast community funding program is open from 9.00am Monday, June 6 until 5.00pm Wednesday, June 29, 2022, with Central Coast Sporting Horse Association, Roundabout Circus, and Symphony Central Coast to share $3,000 in monthly funding, with $2,000 to the winner and $500 each for the runners up.

The public can vote online at greater.com.au/greatercentralcoast.