Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler made a special presentation to Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets charity at the “Youthchella” Youth Week celebrations in Marrickville today.
Fittler, who was joined by NSWRL Foundation Chairman John Ajaka and NSWRL CEO David Trodden, presented a cheque for $10,000 to Youth Off The Streets as part of the ongoing commitment to the charity which supports homeless youth.
“I have known Father Chris Riley since 2002 and he changed my life,” Fittler said.
“In 2013 I got the opportunity to start the Hogs for the Homeless regional program to raise money for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets charity and it remains a cause that I am deeply invested in.
The past 12-18 months has been a difficult time for everyone in the community though, but through the NSWRL Foundation we have been able to make a donation today.”
Through the Hogs regional tours, which is one of the main programs of the NSWRL Foundation, Fittler has helped raise more than $760,000 for Youth Off The Streets since 2013.
However, fundraising opportunities were restricted in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The presentation held at the Marrickville Youth Resources Centre saw young people of the inner west come together for an afternoon of music, creative spaces and interactive games including NSWRL’s Monarch Blues Tag.