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24 February 2021
Horsham Special School has six new bicycles and helmets and other support material courtesy of children-support charity group Variety Victoria.
A procession of drivers preparing for a four-wheel-drive tour from Mildura to Uluru in May travelled to Horsham as part of a Variety Bash rookies day out, booking 10 rooms at Horsham’s Comfort Inn May Park.
Officials including Horsham Special School acting principal Bec Talbot, Horsham mayor Robyn Gulline and Variety Victoria chief executive Mandy Burns attended a breakfast handover ceremony at the weekend.
Ms Burns said Variety was about mobilising people to help make a difference to children in need.
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“Despite the best efforts of communities there are always gaps. We’re basically gap fillers,” she said.
Ms Talbot said Horsham Special School was lucky to receive the donation of bikes, which would go to a vocational education program.
“It will allow our students to develop some independence in mobility in the community and also teach them bike and road skills so they can get themselves from school to a workplace and home,” she said.
“It’s about building independent living skills and building capacity so they can access the community post-school.
“We appreciate Variety reaching out to us and it’s been very exciting to be involved.”
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