Lightning Get Hands Dirty – Volunteering At Compass Farm!
Community is incredibly important to Sunshine Coast Lightning as a Club.
The mid-season break provided an opportunity for players and staff to give back and get our hands dirty – volunteering at one of our valued charity partner’s Compass Institute Farm!
The morning was spent both creating the ‘Lightning Garden’ and in the kitchen helping to make morning tea for both Compass Institute trainees and Club volunteers.
Compass Institute is a Sunshine Coast based charity that works closely with disabled youths to provide vocational pathways, skill based learning and further education.
Compass Farm is just one of the many opportunities for learning and community involvement offered, alongside a range of local cafes and other micro-businesses.
The programs offered, as well as more formalised education pathways, range from transitioning out of school, life skills and practical traineeships in the workforce.
The partnership with Lightning sees Compass trainees play a pivotal role in the Club’s home games, including having their very own banner that players run through pre-game and participating in the Community Award handover each match.
Lightning have also hosted Compass trainees and staff at player-run netball clinics and at multiple member and fan events.
Everyone at the Club can’t wait to see how the Lightning Garden flourishes and grows!