OFFICIAL OPENING & PRESENTATION
NEW DISABLED CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION
OFFICE IN WOODVALE
On Friday 22nd August 2014, Andrea Mitchell MLA, Member for Kingsley, and Parliamentary Secretary for Disability present the Foundation with a certificate acknowledging Lotterywest funding of the Foundation.
The funding was made available to provide new office equipment and to renovate the existing office with a new Fit-Out. Andrea made the presentation and declared the office official open. Other guests invited was Dot Newton Deputy Mayor of Wanneroo, Geoff Amphlett Councillor at the City of Joondalup and Antony Feldhusen representing Lotterywest. The Disabled Children's Foundation would like to thank Lotterywest for the funding provided and to all the guests that attended on the day.
The Disabled Children's Foundation, was established in 1997 to ensure children with disability have the same rights and opportunities as the wider community.
The foundation fundraises for, and works closely with, a number of disability service organisations that provide services relating to employment, respite, training support, social contact and advocacy.
The foundation has seen continued growth in recent years, providing funds that support camps, activity days and school holiday programs in partnership with disability service providers such as WA Disabled Sports Association and numerous Education Support Schools, providing children with disability with engaging activities and giving their families much needed respite.
The foundation benefits the community in its support for a range of services that include advocacy, support, recreation and respite and with an identifiable public benefit for young people living with disability and their families.
For more about the association visit disabledchildrensfoundation.org.au .
Lotterywest has granted the foundation $153,931 to contribute to a building fit-out, telecommunications and information technology to assist the organisation with its move from its current location which is inadequate for their needs.
This grant will assist the organisation with its continued growth to support and develop services for young people with disability in Australia. .
An increase in demand for their resources has prompted the foundation to expand into areas such as respite, training support and social contact.
The new premises will allow the foundation to reach more young people living with disability, will provide room for additional staff and volunteers and enable the group to store its bus and other equipment on site.