The Berrima Rotary members had their weekly lunch meeting at the Bradman Museum instead of their usual venue. They were there to support the Triple Zero Challenge and the Highlands Community Centre BBQ helping raise funds for the Highlands Youth Hub.
The Triple Zero Challenge was born in 2014 at the Bradman Oval in support of the Southern Highlands Youth Hub. What has now become an annual event the Triple Zero Services come together at the Bradman Oval and in the spirit of sportsmanship and harmony they compete for the Triple Zero Challenge trophy. Each of the five emergency services enter a team into this event which is played in a ‘Constant Cricket’ style tournament.
The Triple Zero services comprise of the NSW Police Force, Ambulance Service NSW, Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW Rural Fire Service and NSW State Emergency Service. Together they provide a day of entertainment for the local community to raise funds to support the Highlands Youth Hub (HYH). This year there was a jumping castle and sumo wrestling for our local youth to enjoy and the same time helping raise funds for the HYH.
The Highlands Community Centre staff provided a BBQ, assisted by young Highlanders and volunteers from the RFS and Rotary Club of Berrima District. All funds raised were donate to the HYH.
The Triple Zero Services provided career information and the local community had the opportunity to explore the emergency vehicles and recruit volunteers. The Triple Zero Services provided career information and the local community had the opportunity to explore the emergency vehicles and recruit volunteers.
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There was no clear winner this year but one player of the day was selected from each team and received a mounted match ball. The HYH is operated by the Highlands Community Centre and is for all young people in the Wingecarribee Shire. With a wide range of facilities the HYH is a focal point for the youth of the Southern Highlands to meet, learn new skills and have access to youth services. A café and pool table provides them with an opportunity to sit back relax and share ideas with other youngsters. The HYH is located directly opposite Bowral High School, in Loseby Park, Bowral.
The HYH got up and running with generous funding from NSW Community Services and the Wingecarribee Shire Council but this funding ended last year. Without the support from the local community and volunteers like the Triple Zero Services, Highlands Community Centre cannot keep operating.
The Highlands Youth Hub welcomes any donations and being a charity, all donations are tax deductible.