Being present in many families’ hearts and homes, Ability Centre is fortunate enough to receive ongoing support from the community.
Throughout June, Denim for Disability united schools, community groups and workplaces across the state with the aim of raising money and promoting awareness for West Australians with disability.
With the help of ambassadors Fremantle Docker Tom Sheridan, Emily Prior, Georgia Farnan and Kade North, Ability Centre raised over $12,000 towards specialised equipment for people with disability.
Denim for Disability has now raised a total of over $20,000 since its inception in 2013, with many Denim participants going the extra mile to raise important funds for an organisation that has helped them so much over the years. People like Maggie:
Maggie McIntyre had one thing in mind when she asked her school principal for permission to run a Denim for Disability Day – giving back to the centre she says helped her so much. With the support of her friends, the nine-year-old Kununurra District High School (KDHS) student co-ordinated Denim for Disability day at KDHS and raised $710.
“When I was little the Ability Centre helped me to walk, climb stairs, swim; and it made my life a bit better with physio and OT,” Maggie said.
“People wore overalls, jeans, denim dresses, pinafores, shorts, all sorts of things to raise money ... it was really good,” Maggie said.
Ability Centre would like to thank everyone who participated in Denim for Disability 2016.