An Open Letter of Appreciation to Rotary Members
On behalf of Southern Youth and Family Services (SYFS) Board of Management, Staff and especially the young people and families, I would like to sincerely thank you for your ongoing support and for your organising and managing the very successful Ride for Rotary 2016.
Southern Youth and Family Services (SYFS) is a local charity providing a range of services to very disadvantaged groups in the community. SYFS delivers vital services to very disadvantaged groups in our community -vulnerable, unemployed and homeless young people and families, victims of child abuse and domestic violence and people who need specialised assistance such as those facing mental health issues. SYFS provides emergency accommodation, supported transitional accommodation and housing, social housing, counselling, mediation, health, education, training and employment support, and many other services. We support thousands of young people and families each year. This is a big responsibility and there are many positive results such as restoration to home or reconciliation of family relationships, return to education or training, gaining employment, and the provision of a stable and safe accommodation.
However, we cannot do this on own. We look to the community for help. The partnership developed with Rotary through the Ride for Rotary has grown and developed over the last few years and is a wonderful example of positive engagement in the community. We commend the Members of Rotary for helping SYFS help vulnerable young people and their families. The funds raised are very appreciated and will make a significant difference to the lives of many young people.
The event itself this year was fun and most enjoyable. The riders all did a spectacular job and the volunteers and supporters went out of their way to encourage everyone and make it a truly community event. It bought SYFS Board and Staff and young people together with Rotary and the business community.
So thank you for your skills and talents in raising funds and running events, thank you for all your hard work and perseverance, for your generosity, and for your kind and encouraging approach to everyone at SYFS including the young people.
We are proud to be a part of this Event and we are honoured to have your support.
AM, Chief Executive Officer