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Supporting The Local Community

June 8th, 2020

The recent COVID-19 restrictions have impacted people around the world, highlighting the importance of human interaction, developing connections and taking care of health for the better. Now, more than ever before, it's imperative to support those around us by ensuring nobody is left on the sidelines. 

North Avoca Lookout Overlooking Avoca Beach on the Central Coast

The recent COVID-19 restrictions have impacted people around the world, highlighting the importance of human interaction, developing connections and taking care of health for the better. Now, more than ever before, it's imperative to support those around us by ensuring nobody is left on the sidelines. 


For more than four years, Chemist Outlet has held a special place in the heart of the local communities it serves, especially in Terrigal. As a business that recognises the importance of social responsibility and a need to give something back, we partner with worthy causes and independent organisations to bring together the local community in the best possible ways. 

 

We know all too well that physical health and wellbeing is vital for a full and happy life. We also shine a spotlight on the importance of mental health and inclusiveness for all. It's for this reason that Chemist Outlet proudly sponsors and supports a variety of clubs, groups, teams and sporting events designed to get kids, young adults and seniors involved in a happier and healthier community. 

 

Nippers and Shark Nippers at Avoca Beach

 

One of our most prominent sponsorships is with Nippers at Avoca Beach. Nippers gives kids aged 5 to 14 years old their first taste of becoming a lifeguard. Much more than this, it also provides an understanding of water safety awareness in a fun yet educational environment giving them the tools they need to stay safe. 

 

Running alongside the Nippers at Avoca Beach is The Sharks Nipper Program. The Sharks program caters for children and young adults with additional needs, providing a safe and supportive environment for them to develop water awareness, social skills and friendships in the heart of Avoca Beach. 

 

It’s an unfortunate fact that drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children on the autistic spectrum. However, by educating them and equipping them with water safety skills, teaching them about where it's safe to swim and how to identify lifeguards if they need help all help contribute to a better understanding of beach and ocean safety.

 

To ensure every single kid gets to enjoy the freedom of the beach without suffering from heat rash or painful sunburn, Chemist Outlet provides 'rashies' rash vests and UV protection in the form of lots of sunscreen. Funding important equipment purchases is also a priority, helping local groups and clubs purchase everything they need for safe, fun and accommodating programs. If you’re interested in getting involved or signing your kids up, you can check out their official Facebook page.

 

The Sharks Program also features a one on one ratio of volunteers to Nippers, ensuring both physical and emotional support is available throughout land and sea activities. There are plenty of activities with a focus on desensitising sensory restrictions, enabling many kids to have a full and active time both on the beach and in the water with their family. 

 

To ensure every single kid gets to enjoy the freedom of the beach without suffering from heat rash or painful sunburn, Chemist Outlet provides 'rashies' rash vests and UV protection in the form of lots of sunscreen. Funding important equipment purchases is also a priority, helping local groups and clubs purchase everything they need for safe, fun and accommodating programs. If you’re interested in getting involved or signing your kids up, you can check out their official Facebook page.

 

Terrigal Trojans Rugby Club

 

Another community project Chemist Outlet is proud to sponsor is the Terrigal Trojans Rugby Club. For the past three seasons, we have supported the Juniors, Seniors and Golden Oldies at the Terrigal Trojans, helping keep the local teams in action - from players in their single digits to those approaching triple digits. 

 

Contributing to running costs and keeping practice grounds open, players from all walks of life have a chance to enjoy plenty of healthy exercise, develop their playing skills, work on team bonding and burn off any stress or worry out on the field. 

 

We understand that physical contact sports play a vital role in mental and physical health - as much as more relaxed, non-contact sports do. Team spirit and community cohesion is definitely at the top of our list - and we're always ready to proudly cheer for our local teams!

 

Why Social Responsibility Matters

 

Chemist Outlet has supported many local community groups and sports for the past few years for many different reasons. We are lucky to have a deep understanding of the importance of physical and mental health and wellbeing and the impact it can have on families and individuals. As a leading nationwide business, giving back to, and supporting those who support you is the morally correct thing to do. 

 

All too often, those who are able to help overlook the bigger picture. By providing the tools that enable a community to engage in bonding activities helps everyone improve their physical and mental health. From the very youngest to the oldest members of the local area. 

 

 

It's because of this that we passionately support local groups, teams and sports so that they can continue to support the local community. We shall continue to offer our help and support to worthwhile causes and are proud to be a part of driving Terrigal forward.

 

 

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