$10k boost for Boys to Bush

NSW Nationals Upper House MP, Sam Farraway MLC, presented a $10,000 grant to Boys to the Bush. Photo supplied
NSW Nationals Upper House MP, Sam Farraway MLC, presented a $10,000 grant to Boys to the Bush. Photo supplied

Boys to the Bush will have their own boat and the gear to go with it thanks to a $10,000 grant.

NSW Nationals Upper House MP, Sam Farraway MLC was in Forbes on Friday to present a NSW Government Grant on behalf of Minister for Regional Youth, Bronnie Taylor MLC to Boys to the Bush to support their community outreach program.

"After meeting with Minister Taylor, we both share the admiration for the work Tim and his team are achieving. I'm delighted to present Boys to the Bush with a grant of $10,000 to support their camps and outreach programs" Mr Farraway said.

The $10,000 grant will be used to purchase a new boat, portable fridges, boating and camping equipment to enhance their outreach program for vulnerable youth within the central west community.

Tim West, from Boys to the Bush, said the funding means no longer having to always rely on borrowing equipment from locals. Their holiday camps let the boys get back to nature, fishing, kayaking and much more.

Mr West said they would like to thank the local community for their support as well as a big thank you to Mick Molloy for getting the ball rolling on getting this grant.

The community organisation's next retreat will be hosted in the June school holidays.