Autism group gets in the swing

GRIFFITH residents jumped at the chance to start something for local disabled children.

St George Bank's community-focused initiative 'Start Something Local' encouraged online votes to help make worthwhile project become a reality.

As a result, the Griffith Autism Support Group has been given a grant of $5000 to have a Proludic Therapy Pod swing that helps with motor development, coordination and social skills installed in CWA Park.

St George Griffith acting branch manager Danyelle Frank said she was delighted to see Griffith come away with a win.

"Griffith was competing against projects at Deniliquin and Bowral and the Griffith Autism Support Group received over 50 per cent of the votes," she said.

"I think it shows the need for this swing.

"St George is very happy to support locals especially when it benefits so many kids."

Griffith Autism Support Group president Deanne Beltrame said the pod swing would help many local children.

"This swing is good for kids with a range of issues. It's good for sensory development and great for socialising," she said.

"It can fit up to 10 kids in it.

"I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us on Facebook and council for contributing towards the installation of the swing.

"We wouldn't have been able to do this without the support of the whole community."

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