Police donate to the mob
Newman Police have shown support for the Monadelphous Mechanical Mob through a contribution to the program.
The initiative aims to help students enhance their mechanical skills and gain hands-on experience in a fun and friendly environment. Running as an after-school program, it achieved great success in 2019, however due to COVID-19 the 2020 program start date has been pushed back this year.
Newman OIC Senior Sergeant Jon Munday said once the program resumes, students will be involved in the restoration of pushbikes, scooters and a small motorbike which were unclaimed items, collecting dust at the Station.
“The items are in poor condition which adds to the challenge, but the intent is for the bikes to be repaired and donated back to the community,” he said.
“They will be made available to children who might not otherwise get the opportunity to have a bike of their own.
"As the students were wheeling the bikes into storage, two students, due to the uniqueness of one of the bikes, identified it as belonging to their school friend. That bike has now been returned to the owner who was ecstatic to be reunited with his long-lost, but treasured possession!"