Bundanoon Highland Gathering shows support for Indigenous Reading project

 A HELPING HAND: Alaistair Saunders and other committee members of the Bundanoon Highland Gathering recently handed over a $1000 cheque to the IRP. Photo: supplied
A HELPING HAND: Alaistair Saunders and other committee members of the Bundanoon Highland Gathering recently handed over a $1000 cheque to the IRP. Photo: supplied

An important community initiative has received support from the The Bundanoon Highland Gathering (BHG).

BHG continued its commitment to support positive community initiatives, and recently donated $1000 toward the Indigenous Reading Project (IRP).

The Bundanoon Highland Gathering made a similar donation last year to the Australian Fijian Schools Connection.

IRP CEO Daniel Billing who received the cheque said, it was a very generous contribution to recognise their work and.

Mr Billing said these funds would support five Indigenous students to complete their e-reading program in 2018.

He said that while they were a national charity, these funds would go directly to the students that attended schools in the Southern Highlands region of NSW.

Mr. Billing said on behalf of IRP he would like to sincerely thank the Brigadoon committee for their generous donation and they really appreciated Brigadoon’s support.

He said those involved with the program would work hard to ensure that they could make a difference with this gift.

Bundanoon Highland Gathering vice president Alaistair Saunders, accompanied by BHG secretary Glenn Davidson and Ceilidh coordinator Helene Jessep took part in a formal handing over of the cheque at the Brigadoon Gates at the Bundanoon Oval.

Mr Saunders said on behalf of the Brigadoon Committee he was delighted to hand over the cheque to such a rewarding educational project and sincerely hoped that they could keep in touch to ascertain the ongoing progress of the lucky students.

The Indigenous Reading Project was established in 2012 and has reached more than 500 students from 184 schools.

Anyone who wants to get in touch or donate to the Indigenous Reading Progeam can contact them at www.irp.org.au, email info@irp.org.au call 1300 882 330.

The next Bundanoon Highland Gathering Bundanoon Is Brigadoon will be held on April 6, 2019.

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