Early Links Supporting Inclusion

Big Yellow Bus Appeal

Early Links team in front of the Big Yellow Bus

By Gavin Rae

Marketing & Communication Manager


In August last year, we launched a fundraising appeal to renovate the Big Yellow Bus. We are very grateful for all the support we have received. We are also excited to share that having raised nearly fourteen thousand dollars so far, we have only six thousand dollars to go to achieve our target!

Big Yellow Bus

The Big Yellow Bus is the star attraction wherever it goes as a mobile playground in the form of a school bus. It is a regular at Early Links Playgroup in Maitland every Thursday and in Muswellbrook for our MyTime support group. The bus also recently made an appearance at a Maitland Pickers game.

How will the money be used?

We need to renovate the bus so that children can continue to enjoy playing in it for years to come. Renovating will address some minor repairs and replace the sun-affected external signage. New play equipment is also needed. Renovating the bus will mean that it can get out and about even more, to see local children at community events in the Hunter.

Thank you to our sponsors

We want to extend a huge thank you to all the organisations that have agreed to be sponsors for the appeal. Thanks to Whitehaven Coal (platinum sponsor), Hunter Legal & Conveyancing (gold sponsor), Tsubaki (gold sponsor), Hunter Homes (silver sponsor) and Orica (silver sponsor) for your support, it is much appreciated.

Girl playing at Early Links Playgroup in front of Big Yellow Bus

Big Yellow Bus

The final push

The finish line is in sight as the bus drives downhill on the home straight. Having come this far, we hope to secure the further sponsorship and donations needed to help us reach our target shortly.

Thank you for your support

Thank you to everyone who has helped us get this far by either making a donation, inviting us to an event or spreading the word. If you know of an organisation that might be interested in supporting us, please let them know.

They can support us by making a donation at earlylinks.org.au/donate or sending a sponsorship enquiry using the contact form below.

We look forward to sharing even better news with you very soon!

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