SISTERS Eilish and Fianna Wilkinson with Tahlia Hession and parents at the Wallum Community Preschool and Family Centre.
SISTERS Eilish and Fianna Wilkinson with Tahlia Hession and parents at the Wallum Community Preschool and Family Centre.

Tee-up for preschool



CALLING all golf enthusiasts: your help is needed to raise funds for Wallum Community Preschool and Family Centre which has new premises currently under construction at Banora Point.

Wallum Community Preschool and Family Centre, formerly known as St Joseph's Community Preschool in Tweed Heads, needs the funds to landscape and buy outdoor play equipment.

The new centre is being built on land leased from Tweed Shire Council with a grant for the construction from the Department of Community Services.

Wallum Community Preschool and Family Centre management committee president Sharon Baxter-Judge said construction was due to be completed in mid-June, but due to high costs they had a shortfall for landscaping and outdoor play equipment.

"So we are organising a gala golf day to be held at the Tweed-Coolangatta Golf Club on March 20 to raise funds," she said.

"We have had a lot of local businesses come onboard with hole sponsorship and trophy donations, but we still need about 14 more hole sponsors."

Mrs Baxter-Judge said the non-profit community preschool was vital to the Tweed area and each week was attended by about 80 children.

"With the new building we also have sponsorship opportunities with a plaque for $500 which will go towards the outdoor play equipment as well," she said. "We have to vacate our premises in Tweed Heads due to redevelopment and we cannot open our new centre until the outdoor area meets the Department of Community Services licensing requirements."

The Gala Golf Day on March 20 will tee-off off at 7am (DST) with a shot-gun start on the river course.

Cost is $75 per player which includes green fee and a roast lunch. Inquiries to Sharon on 5524 3501.



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