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Furry friends help kids work through feelings

A huge thanks to the amazing team at Peanuts Wellbeing Sanctuary for inviting our Goulburn kids to a special visit with your furry residents!

The kids loved learning junior first aid as well, and we were thrilled the Goulburn Post reported on the day and is helping shine light on the issue of parental incarceration.

Our team member Cassie said of the day:

I had the pleasure of taking my RISE children, mentors and carers to the Peanuts Animal and Wellbeing Sanctuary.

RISE Education is a free mentoring program run by the children’s charity SHINE For Kids.

SHINE For Kids supports children with a parent in custody who often face many challenges, including trauma, stigma and disadvantage.

With RISE, I work with vulnerable primary school-aged children with a parent in custody to keep them in school and engaged with their education.

When Tracey and Mick from Peanuts reached out, eager to host one of our special RISE Education excursions, I was thrilled to accept.

The day from start to finish was such a huge success.

We were greeted in Goulburn by the lovely Mick, who drove our group in the Peanuts Shuttle Bus to the sanctuary and having all our kids, mentors are carers share the trip started the day on a high, eliminated concerns about travel and gave our community a great chance to bond.

Once there, the Peanuts Team arranged for the kids to learn junior first aid before heading out to meet the farm’s furry residents for a few carrots.

There is no better feeling than when seeing my kids doing activities they not only enjoy but also learn valuable skills from.

Days like this are so important as they give our kids fun experiences they wouldn’t usually get and the opportunity to try new things, learn and grow their confidence in a supported environment.

I know we would be thrilled to offer this experience to our children and families again!

Please donate today and support kids through a really tough time in their lives.

Read the Goulburn Post story here.

IMAGE BY GOULBURN POST

Furry friends help kids work through feelings

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