More room for youth
COFFS HARBOUR'S PCYC is now even better equipped to help young people in our community, with the completion of major building extensions.
The $500,000 improvements, which include a $30,000 contribution from the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour, have provided a modern weights and fitness room as well as areas for judo, karate, gymnastics, physical culture, boxing, and other fitness classes.
"We also now have a soundproof room for bands to practise in, and we're hoping to set up a recording room so they can record their own music," PCYC manager, Paul McAra, said.
"PCYC provides these services at a discounted rate, making them accessible to the whole community."
Mr McAra said the club had been running at capacity, with more than 25,000 youth through the doors last year.
"We were running out of room, so the new facilities are going to be of great benefit to the whole community.
"Individuals and groups are welcome to come into the club and check out the new facilities."
The Rotary donation came from funds raised at a mega charity auction in November.
Rotary member Dennis Martin, who helped organise the auction, said its success was due to widespread community support.
"It's great for them to see that their money is going to make a big difference for the youth of Coffs Harbour," Mr Martin said.