The partnership provides new workshops to the growing communities of Botanic Ridge & Wollert through SRL’s community & retail centres

Property group Sandhurst Retail & Logistics (SRL™) is supporting The Reach Foundation (Reach), a national charity delivering transformative experiences to young people, as part of its commitment to support and enrich growing communities and invest in the mental health of local families and young people.

The support will see The Reach Foundation deliver valuable workshops at SRL’s Botanic Ridge Village and Wollert Neighbourhood Centre over a period of four years, providing long-term support to the wellbeing of the communities, and connecting parents and young people to themselves and others.

The Botanic Ridge & Wollert communities will also have access to a series of resources provided by Reach, to help parents better engage and understand their young people.

SRL Managing Director & CEO, Vivek Subramanian says this support is a critical part of SRL’s mission to provide impactful visitation purposes beyond essential shopping.

“We are focused on contributing to the health and wellbeing of the communities in which we operate. Our hope is that our support for The Reach Foundation will add a lot of value to families in these growing communities, both now and for future generations,”says Mr Subramanian.

“Collaborating with The Reach Foundation to host these workshops will also provide opportunities for meaningful community connection, as well as access to services that may not typically be available in new neighbourhoods” he said.

In addition, The Reach Foundation will run four school workshops a year in the Wollert (City of Whittlesea) and Cranbourne (City of Casey) areas with the support of SRL.

The workshops launch this month, commencing with a free Youth Resilience Workshop at Botanic Ridge Village’s Town Square on Wednesday, March 29, to equip parents with the tools to navigate the teenage years, facilitated by The Reach Foundation’s CEO, Fergus Watts, and Crew Facilitator, Josh Robinson.

“The Reach Foundation is proud to be partnering with SRL to reach growing communities via their retail hubs,” Mr Watts said.

“Navigating adolescence and raising teenagers can be a very tough time for parents and young people. SRL is investing in the long-term well-being of the Botanic Ridge and Wollert communities, and with Reach we can make a lasting positive impact on these communities” he said.

Event details
Youth Resilience Workshop
Place: Botanic Ridge Village Town Square (10 Hummingbird Drive, Botanic Ridge)
Time: Wednesday 29 March from 6pm-7pm.

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About The Reach Foundation
The Reach Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring young people to be themselves and to build better connections – with themselves and others. There are currently over 4 million young people living in Australia, and Reach works with over 40,000 of them a year. The Reach Foundation invests in young facilitators to design and deliver transformative experiences for young people. Reach workshops are 100% led by young people. They design it and deliver it. They’re armed with the kind of insight only a young person can truly grasp.

About Sandhurst Retail & Logistics
Sandhurst Retail & Logistics (SRL™) creates places for the future, connecting civic, retail and infrastructure to enrich Australia’s fastest growing communities for the long term. Founded in 2019, the diversified property group is redefining retail and logistics, operating in communities where it can deliver the most value by investing in exceptional design, extensive amenities and long-term ownership. With $1.7 billion of assets under management including the Botanic Ridge Village neighbourhood shopping centre (City of Casey), 650,000SQM of gross lettable area under development and management including Wollert Neighbourhood Centre, Sunbury South Major Activity Centre and O’Herns Logistics Park