Young Knights lend a hand to RIDBC
Thursday 6 December 2012 4:43 PM
Players from the Newcastle Knights NYC and SG Ball squads volunteered their time to Newcastle’s Royal Institute of Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC).
The RIDBC rely on volunteers like the Knights to maintain their grounds so they have a safe environment for the children who attend their early learning program and pre-school.
“Volunteer support is really valuable and makes up for 40% of our workforce,” Grace McLean of RIDBC told Knights TV.
“We have five acres here and it is really important that we have a safe and happy environment for the children.
“And it is a lot easier when our volunteers are big and buff as they can get through the work a lot quicker and easier.”
After completing their mulching duties, the players were greeted by the children from the pre-school where they handed out Knights caps and played games.
“It is good to get out there and give back to the community,” Michael Steele of the Under 20’s said.
“We are in the position where we can do some really good work out there.
“It doesn’t take much time out of our lives and goes a long way for the children like we have met today.”