Thursday, 31 May 2012

Royal Far West

The Royal Far West Childrens' Health Scheme was established in 1924 by the Reverend Stanley Drummond after he realised that many children in the far west of New South Wales had never been on a holiday or seen the sea or a green landscape.

Children were brought from remote rural areas to the coastal suburb of Manly to enjoy a beachside holiday. Later, medical treatment was provided for children in poor health. Over the years the Scheme has expanded  to provide thousands of country children who have nonacute developmental, behavioural, learning, emotional and mental health disorders and limited access to local services with integrated clinical and educational care.

1 comment:

Halcyon said...

A very informative sign! :)