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Bellambi centre chalks up 25 years

TWENTY five years ago former prime minister Bob Hawke touched down in a helicopter next to the Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre to officially open the facility.

State MP for Keira Ryan Park said while he didn’t expect Prime Minister Julia Gillard to make a grand entrance today, the centre would celebrate an important milestone.

The Bellambi centre is now in its 25th year of supporting the local community and Mr Park said he was delighted to be able to provide funding to help celebrate the achievement.

“This centre provides a range of services from programs to help young mothers and families to those that assist school children and senior live more productive and fulfilling lives,” he said.

“Having volunteered over the last 12 months with this centre I have been able to get a first hand understanding of the important work they do to assist the local community, particularly when it comes to supporting those people who are doing it tough,” he said.

“Robyn Alderton and her team of staff and volunteers deserve an enormous pat on the back for all the hard work they do each and every day to help people in our local community and I congratulate them on reaching this important milestone,” he said

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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One thought on “Bellambi centre chalks up 25 years

  1. JUST LIKE BRONWYN IN 2015. GO BOB A JOB

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    Posted by Verna Vulvic | July 20, 2015, 5:55 am

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