Thank You

Shopping Lifts Kids Learning

Thanks to the Lake Cathie Ladies Bowling Club, an incredible 62 Woolworths sticker books will help buy therapy equipment for local children with disabilities.

Earn and Learn stickers support children with disabilities

The ladies shopped for Woolworths Earn and Learn stickers along with friends at Ocean Club Resort.

The stickers were presented to Early Connections who have recently opened a brand new therapy space behind the Hope Shop at Lake Cathie.

“We’re delighted the Lake Cathie community has helped us earn so many stickers through Woolworths Earn and Learn. It’s an incredible $37,200 worth of shopping to get that many stickers. The stickers will be used to purchase developmental games and sensory learning equipment for our new locations,” said Beth Todd, Director Early Connections Port Macquarie/Hastings.

A presentation to thank the ladies was held at Lake Cathie Bowling Club on Tuesday 10th October.

New therapy space Lake Cathie

The new Lake Cathie therapy space is open to families for speech therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and child psychology. All services are supported by a key worker and team of early childhood teachers.

With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme we can offer expanded services and a growing team of professionals to families in the Port Macquarie region.

Early Connections now have four locations for early childhood intervention in the Port Macquarie Hastings region.

“The new locations will complement the early childhood services we’ve offered families from our Munster Street location for 35 years, we’re excited to offer more flexibility to children and families in our region. Access to Early Intervention is crucial to support development in the early years,” added Beth.

Open for business: the new Lake Cathie Early Connections is located at 1-3/1661 Ocean Drive, Lake Cathie, opposite the lake and behind the Hope Shop. Call (02) 6583 8238 for appointments.