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Wests Group Macarthur supports community youth education program

Posted on 14th Jan 2020

Club gives grant to Youth Solutions’ education program that aims to reduce drug & alcohol harm among young people

One of the Macarthur region’s largest clubs has committed $5000 to support Youth Solutions’ DAIR (Drug and Alcohol Information and Resilience Skills) program.

Wests Group Macarthur, which has 70,000 members and more than 330 staff, prides itself on supporting programs that keep the community active and safe.

The DAIR project is delivered as a series of workshops over several weeks, which aim to educate and develop skills to reduce drug and alcohol related harm. As well as providing drugs and alcohol and safety strategies, the project focuses on mental health and resilience aimed at developing positive coping and self-help seeking skills in young people.

Wests CEO Tony Mathew said the DAIR program was a good fit with Wests Group Macarthur’s community mission.

“We believe in empowering our community with inclusive social support, education and donations through the adoption of tailored strategies to ensure the needs of individuals, families and sporting groups are met,” Mr Mathew said.

“To this end, Wests Group Macarthur has proudly provided $5000 toward the DAIR project, a series of educational and practical workshops which aim to develop skills and provide education to reduce drug and alcohol related harm.”

Youth Solutions chief executive officer Geraldine Dean thanked Wests Group Macarthur for its generosity and support of the vital community program.

“A core part of Youth Solutions’ work is the health education projects it delivers with about 2000 young people each year,” Mrs Dean said. “One of those projects is DAIR, which Wests has proudly provided $5000 towards, that aims to educate young people and give them strategies to deal with drug and alcohol related harm.”

Youth Solutions also offers an information and referral service, linking people in the Macarthur and Wingecarribee areas with the information, support and services they need.

Wests Group Macarthur provides dining and entertainment options across Wests League Club and Wests Tennis Club, Leumeah, Country Club Gledswood Hills and Lakeside Golf Club, Camden. Details: www.westslc.com.au.

Thank you Wests Group Macarthur for your support of Youth Solutions and the young people in our community! Learn more about our supporters here.

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