Youth action on hangout

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Talison Lithium manager of safety, environment, training and community Bruce Vernon with BYA members.
Camera IconTalison Lithium manager of safety, environment, training and community Bruce Vernon with BYA members. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Work on Blackwood Youth Action group’s hangout space has kicked off with additional support from Talison Lithium.

Talison has donated personal protection equipment to allow members to work on the space, which is located in the old officer-in-charge’s residence next to Bridgetown Police Station.

Talison manager of safety, environment, training and community Bruce Vernon said he was looking forward to seeing the finished product.

“We are really pleased and excited to be able to help out, it’s fantastic, especially seeing a bunch of the local high school guys and girls come along to help us in this inaugural event,” he said.

“Now that we’ve had an opportunity to look through the house, we can see there are some renovations needed, but I think it will be fantastic as a drop in centre for local youth.”

Blackwood Youth Action chair Dr Sarah Youngson thanked Talison for the donation.

“We are so thrilled by Talison’s ongoing generosity and support of both Blackwood Youth Action and all of the young people in our community,” she said.

“We’re very excited and this is an excellent first step, getting all the gear we need.

“There have been a lot of preparations that are ongoing and it feels like it has been a very long journey, but every little step we take is one step closer to realising the dream.”

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