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25 Oct 2022

Milestones Early Learning Everton Park’s Community Focus

All our Affinity Education Group centres consider our families and communities an extension of our centres; therefore, our team of educators, teachers, managers, and support team are actively engaging and supporting our communities Australia wide. 

Milestones Early Learning Everton Park is just one of Affinity Education Groups 200 centres that truly engage the local community and beyond. 

Centre Director Tina Barbour wanted to do something that brought her community closer and decided to host a ‘Family Fun Day’. Tina said, “We created our event as a family fun day as we have had a lot of families move from interstate this year. A lot of them don’t know many people here, so I wanted to give them a chance to meet more families. “ 

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With the overwhelming support from families wishing to attend, Tina and her Assistant Centre Director Cheryn Hurst decided to participate in the World’s Greatest Shave.  The centre then opened the event up to the local community, offering tour times outside of office hours to ensure a great turnout.  

The event attracted over 150 families and community members, with present and past families of Milestones Early Learning Everton Park attending. 

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Tina said, “After losing my Aunty in 2015 to a form of blood cancer, it’s the best feeling to know that we raised over $4000 for the Leukemia Foundation and how much it will help families who are currently dealing with this illness.” 

“We are blown away by the amount of support from our families and local community, they really got behind this fundraiser, whether it was through attending on the day, their child participating in the lead up activities or the local businesses who donated items for raffles, we are so grateful to be a part of the amazing Everton Park community. 

 If you felt like you missed out don’t worry, Tina and Cheryn are already organizing their next big fundraising event!  

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“Our next community activity is the Picabeen Christmas Hamper Drive, we collect donations for the Picabeen Community Centre, who then create Christmas Hampers for families in our community who are having a tough time. That kicks off on the 1st November and we are hoping to be able to create even more hampers this year.” 

If you would like to learn more about the amazing work our centres do for your community visit the Lifelong Learning Centre News or book a tour with us today! 

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