New training facility at Welby Garden Centre

Feb 11, 2013 by

Challenge Southern Highlands is a community based charitable organisation which provides training and employment for people living with disabilities. Challenge operates Welby Garden Centre for training and employment, and to generate revenue to support those activities. In 2012 Challenge Southern Highlands successfully applied to the Veolia Mulwaree Trust for a grant of $39,439 to assist with completing a new $61,000 training facility.

General Manager, Anthony McElhinney, said they are extremely pleased that the Trust has chosen to support the organisation. “The grant will enable us to improve the services we provide, through training and employment, for people living with disabilities,” he said.

The new training and work environment was achieved through the construction of a farm-style prefabricated colourbond shed where training and employment opportunities will include secure document destruction, light assembly and packing. These activities will secure the employment of up to 40 individuals living with disabilities and provide an avenue for further training and support. The Veolia Mulwaree Trustees were delighted to attend the official opening of the new facility which coincided with the International Day of Disabilities celebrations.

“Challenge Southern Highlands is extremely grateful for the assistance provided by the Veolia Mulwaree Trust and the support for this project. Through that support we are able to achieve in a matter of months what otherwise may have taken years. Thank you.”