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13th of March 2012
All the right moves

MOTHER Nature has not been kind to the children of the North-West in recent times, with the worst floods in 50 years testing remote communities. But there is some light on the horizon in the form of football and netball equipment donated by the Kicks4Kidz program.

The Sunday Times-sponsored Kicks4Kidz has been working with schools and communities in the Pilbara and the Kimberley for five years and has signed Grace Removals as one of its new support sponsors. Were aware of the tough conditions that kids have in the communities and are always keen to help, said Michael Chapman, branch manager of Grace Removals, Broome.

Ive followed the program for a few years now and have heard reports about the good work Kicks4Kidz has been doing in the Kimberley.

I also know how much the children love their sport up here, so making the decision to get on board and help transport the sports equipment up from Perth was easy.

Kicks4Kidz director Rod Willet said the signing of Grace Brothers was a major step for the program. Were always looking at ways to improve what we do, so finding new sponsors to help with the costs of running a program like Kicks4Kidz is very important, whether it be for the Kimberley or the Pilbara, Subiaco premiership player Willet said.

The Kicks4Kidz program promotes numeracy, literacy, health and sport in remote communities and last year introduced a book Simon Swan learns about diabetes to help children understand more about type 2 diabetes, which affects one in four indigenous people.

For more information, contact Willet on 0411 550 776, or email him at rodwillet@westnet.com.au . Kicks4Kidz support sponsors are The Sunday Times, 882 6PR, Garnduwa, Grace Removals, Octane Web Solutions, WA Diabetes, Burley Sekem, Eagles and Dockers Team stores, Visy Specialists, FJM Equities, WAFC, Claremont F.C., Subiaco F.C., Sport Specialists Floreat.

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