The Apex Club of Milton Ulladulla hit the tools over the weekend to carry out work on Shoalhaven Heads Apex Cottages for Kids (SHACK), which provides respite for families away from the everyday demands of caring for a child suffering from chronic illness or disabilities.
Apex Club of Milton Ulladulla president Gavin MacGregor was on hand to give the facility a spruce up.
“I’ve worked in disabilities before and it’s very hard for families with young kids with disabilities, they don’t get a break, SHACK gives the families an affordable break away from day-to-day life and a good holiday by the coast in a great area,” he said.
Officially opened in 1992, the facility has six fully furnished units each with two bedrooms, private bathroom facilities, a self contained kitchen and lounge room and is only a stones throw from Seven Mile Beach.
Apex Australia is a vibrant volunteer service organisation focused on harnessing the ideas, ideals and intelligence of younger Australians aged 18 to 45.
Established in 1931, the organisation has helped more than 200,000 younger Australians make a difference in their community, learn valued skills and make lifelong friends.
Apex volunteers can be located anywhere from Alice Springs to Wodonga, from Brisbane to Goondiwindi. They are lawyers, carpenters, school teachers, council workers, students and farmers.
There is no typical Apexian - gender, geography and gainful employment are no guide as to why people joined or how they got involved.
Many Apexians have joined the organisation soon after leaving school, college or university and are today's medical researchers, managers, elected representatives and community leaders.
To join Apex is easy and it costs nothing to become a member.
If you join the club you will find yourself contributing to the Shoalhaven community in a variety of ways.
They assist other community groups to run events large and small and often donate funds to worthy causes.
If you know of someone that needs a hand or of something around town that needs doing, then the club encourages people to bring their ideas along to Apex and they will have a go at meeting the need.
At Apex almost every dollar they raise and all their efforts are done in and around the Shoalhaven.
SHACK is the only one of it’s kind run by the Apex Foundation in the Shoalhaven.
To find how to become a member or to make a donation visit http://www.apexfoundation.org.au/ or http://www.apex.org.au/.