Five days of fun to benefit thousands of young people

Fundraisers have helped upgrade gymnastics equipment at the Umina Beach centre

PCYC Umina Beach wants locals to get moving as part of an emergency fundraising appeal to young people affected most by the COVID-19 lockdown.

The ‘Fit5 Fun-raiser’ encourages people to sign up, get active during lockdown and raise money for PCYC by participating in a five-day fitness challenge.

The money raised will help PCYC kickstart life-changing programs that reach thousands of vulnerable, disadvantaged, or at-risk young people after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Senior Activities Officer at PCYC Umina Beach, Susan Murphy, said any money raised would be beneficial to the program.

“We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone at the moment, and if anyone is able to help support PCYC by donating to this fundraiser it is very much appreciated,” Murphy said.

“We have held various fundraisers throughout the years, for example – fight nights, end of year gymnastics displays, book fairs – and the locals on the Peninsula and across the Central Coast have always been very supportive of these fundraisers.

“Money that was raised was put straight back into the club to improve it for our members.

“For example, two drinking fountains for members to have access to free water, and gymnastics equipment to enable us to put on more classes for our local youth.”

The Fit5 Fundraiser, which has free registration, involves five 25-minute physical fitness routine videos which participants will be sent on each day of the program.

Nutritional information and social engagement tips will also be provided.

CEO of PCYC NSW, Dominic Teakle, said the program is currently losing over $250,000 per week in revenue due to the lockdown.

“This directly affects our ability to fund all our mission-based programs across the state,” Teakle said.

“The need for PCYC’s programs is greater than ever.”

Locals can sign up for the Fit5 Funraiser by visiting

Maisy Rae