Grant delivery for Goodwood Community Centre groups

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TWO Goodwood community groups have teamed up to promote exercise and an active lifestyle after receiving a funding boost from Australia Post.

The Goodwood Community Centre walking group, as well as the playgroup, has benefited from an Australia Post Workforce Grant that will allow it to purchase equipment, such as pedometers, sunhats and drink bottles to help measure and improve fitness goals.

Goodwood Community Centre manager Rachael French said an event would be held to hand out the equipment and get families within the area to participate in a walk with the walking group.

“We’re looking at encouraging people to integrate exercise into their life,” she said

“It’s also to encourage younger people to consider doing short walks within their local area, such as walking to the shop rather than driving.”

Ms French said the Goodwood Community Centre walking group, the Goodwood Goers, walked every Monday and Wednesday, and had just celebrated 10 years.

The Australia Post Workforce Community Grants program recognises the dedication of Australia Post staff in their local communities and provides them with the opportunity to nominate a particular community project or group.

“The local postman had to think what community development really is, and it’s a lot bigger than just delivering the mail – it’s actually being part of the community,” Ms French said.

“He knows all of the community as well because he goes around and he’s very supportive and social with the walking crew.”

The Workforce Grants saw more than 400 recipients receive $500 each towards community projects across Australia.

This round of grants is being followed by a series of community grants, with funding up to $10,000 available to each recipient.

Caption: From back left, Goodwood Goers Alicia Hall, Cheryl Buckle, Chris Tunks, Gerald Goss and Goodwood Community Centre manager Rachael French, with six-year-old Noah Nichols and nine-year-old Tomaz Bissett.

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