Sun safe play area for Warwick kids

BUSHkids Warwick staff and friends of BUSHkids who attended the afternoon event.

By Emily-Rose Toohey

On Wednesday 15 June, a new sunshade at BUSHkids’ Warwick service centre was unveiled to a group of staff and friends of the organisation.

Those in attendance gathered at the organisation’s Wood Street location and were treated to afternoon tea before the shade sail and plaque were officially revealed.

The project was developed and funded by the Rotary Club of Warwick Sunrise, and president Peter Rodeck said that the club was pleased to support BUSHkids.

“The shade sail provides an outdoor space that is a safe area for children and families, not only physically safe, but also safe from the damaging effect of the sun,” Peter said.

“BUSHkids provides the resources to help get young children on the right track and we are very happy to help with their important work.”

The sunshade was designed, manufactured, and installed by the team at Sun Smart Shades, and Peter said half the funds were provided by Rotary District 9640 grants.

As an organisation, BUSHkids supports kids and families in Warwick and across the Southern Downs by providing free preventative and early intervention allied healthcare.

This includes speech pathology, occupational therapy, and psychology.

See our pictures from the afternoon event of the plaque and those in attendance.

Friends of the organisation