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International Day of People with Disability

Santa wearing a red hat and costume with a long white beard is stands next to a middle aged Minda client wearing all black. The male client puts his arm around santa
General News
4 Dec 2019

The achievements and contributions of people with disability were celebrated with a fantastic International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) event at Minda Brighton on December 3.

IDPwD is celebrated all over the world, with the United Nations 2019 theme focussing on participation and leadership of people with disability through inclusive, equitable and sustainable development, with a pledge to ‘leave no-one behind’.

At Minda, fostering inclusion and creating opportunity for people with disability is something we do every day.

Our IDPwD event celebrates all abilities, and is all about fun for the people we support.

This year’s activities included Harley Davidson motorcycle rides, Mustang (car) rides, Farmer Darcy’s petting zoo, a tea cups ride, Kev’s Kool Wheels bicycle rides and, of course, a visit from Santa.

Entertainment was provided by Minda’s volunteer band RU Serious, the Brighton Secondary School Choir, Errington Special School Rainbow Choir, Quirkestra, volunteer bagpipers Ron and band, and staff member Karen Berry and her fellow Zumba dancers.

Chief Executive Officer Dr Clare Allen thanked the many volunteers who helped make the event possible, including Datacom staff who cooked the barbecue and served drinks, Stillwell Ford for the loan of the Mustang car, Kev’s Kool Wheels for the bicycle rides, and volunteer entertainers RU Serious, Karen Berry and Zumba dancers, bagpipers Ron and band, Quirkestra, Brighton Secondary School Choir and Errington Special School Rainbow Choir.

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