MANY would say Whitton is often overlooked, but that is about to change thanks to the University of Technology in Sydney.
For its ninth year running, The Big Lift, a group from the university, will be hitting the road across regional NSW and Victoria on a mission to share their volunteering movement across the country.
Founded on the philosophy of “paying it forward”, The Big Lift is a student-run, volunteer organisation.
Each year it takes two busloads of students on a nine-day trip through regional Australia to complete various volunteering projects.
These include painting, gardening, cleaning and simple construction/deconstruction tasks.
The bus will be stopping by Whitton on July 8 and 9 to help the town with gardening, cleaning and resorting and painting power pole artwork.
The Big Life president Lucy Day-Wlliams was keen to see what could be achieved in Whitton.
“The aim of the trip is to demonstrate the idea that if we all come together for a great cause, real change can be achieved,” she said.