> Stott Hoare supports David Wirrpanda Foundation
Jim Loader, Stott Hoare Managing Director, recently presented West Coast Eagles legend David Wirrpanda with a substantial donation to help support the work of the David Wirrpanda Foundation.
"As a well known Eagles supporter, I've had the great opportunity to see David's magic on the football field many times," said Jim.
"However, in his work after football David has proved just what an inspirational leader he is with the success of the David Wirrpanda Foundation.
"Stott Hoare is very pleased to add its support to David and his team's fantastic work with Aboriginal children," said Jim.
Established in 2005, the David Wirrpanda Foundation exists to Improve the Life Outcomes of Aboriginal Children by promoting strong role models and healthy life choices.
The Foundation has established successful programs in Perth and in the Pilbara, and its program includes mentoring by David, former Fremantle footballer Troy Cook, member of the West Coast Fever Netball team Bianca Franklin and other Aboriginal role models.
David Wirrpanda Foundation programs.
THE WIRRA CLUB Opened in mid 2005 and currently operates out of Perth, Wickham in the Pilbara, and in the near future throughout West Australia. The main focus of the program, is keeping Aboriginal children in school and improving standards of behaviour and achievement.
TROY COOK HEALTH & FITNESS Troy Cook has developed a program including Health, Mental Well being and Substance Abuse. Troy’s ten week program is designed to provide the opportunity to experience the life of a professional athlete by participating alongside the program mentors.
DARE TO DREAM GIRLS GROUP This program has identified the need for activities specific to girls and aims to provide opportunities that they would otherwise not have.
THE “ON MY WAY” PROGRAM was designed for secondary school aged children. It commenced at the Roebourne High School and is now expanded throughout the Pilbara.
THE PLAN 2DAY 4 2MORROW (EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM) focuses on Aboriginal people who are keen to enter the workforce, aiming for a job for all who successfully complete this pre-employment program.
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