Fight hurt with help
THE Apex club of Roma is appealing for the culprits responsible for damaging the fence at Apex Park in Roma last weekend to take up the club's invitation for a casual breakfast or lunch.
The damaged fence, which was repaired on Saturday only to be knocked down again the following night, initially came as a huge blow to Apex club treasurer Stephanie Kay.
"We were really disappointed when we heard the fence had been destroyed,” she said.
"This is something which has happened a few times now but, as a community group, we were more sad that someone had nothing better to do - and we mean that in the nicest way possible.”
As a member of the youth-oriented community group, Ms Kay said she was "very aware” people had issues in their lives and while she was disappointed at the act of vandalism, she hoped something good could come of it.
"The kind of club that we are at Apex, we really just wish that maybe the family of the people involved in these acts could reach out to us,” she said.
"We would love the opportunity to throw them a breakfast or lunch and talk to both the family and children involved about community service.”
"Ultimately, we really want them to be proud of the park and to understand why it's an important part of the community.
"If the families also don't think this kind of gesture is appropriate, then we will respect that too.”