Star jumps shine light

Broken Hill community members of all ages have taken part in a StarJump Challenge to support a well-being cause.

Staff from local businesses and organisations as well as school children, participated in the event to help raise funds for the Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) youth program.

PCYC Broken Hill Club Manager, Ebony Johnson, is pleased with the involvement in the week-long challenge.

“It’s going amazing so far,” she said. “We’ve had a lot of local support, which has been great.”

Funds will be channelled towards the branch’s group program that is designed to support young people with their mental health and help them build resilience.


The StarJump Challenge is part of Youth Week that began on April 4 and will run until next Thursday.

PCYC Clubs have set a $10,000 fundraising goal to increase the number of programs across its 65 clubs after a successful pilot phase.

Mrs Johnson said it would be great to reach that target amount but is thankful to be able to share the program’s purpose with students and the wider community.

“We would love to see the group program rolled out in all our clubs,” she said.

“I am happy so far on how it’s going and even if we don’t reach that, at least we’ve got the information out there to everyone about why we do it.

“It’s about giving them that information on why we are doing star jumps, what their gold coin donation goes towards and how important that is.

“It’s a bit of fun to break up their last week of school, so I think everyone will enjoy it.”

Local PCYC staff attended Burke Ward Public School yesterday to get teachers and students involved.

Students helped raise $172 and made a formal donation before taking on the challenge at the nearby oval.

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