Seeing the Ability in Disability Celebrations

Posted on Monday, December 7, 2020

Brightwater celebrated International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) on 3 December with a fundraising extravaganza including a Radio-a-Thon with 6PR as part of our Seeing the Ability in Disability Celebration event at Brightwater House. We managed to raise almost $30,000 for a range of assistive technology for our clients across our services.

IDPwD was a celebration of our clients, their achievements, talents and perseverance, which aligns with Brightwater’s overall commitment to our clients to support them in Pursuing the Dignity of Independence.

As part of the Appeal we partnered with local radio station, 6PR, which featured interviews with some of our clients and staff throughout the day.

Client, Des and Therapy Assistant, Rozanne, from Marangaroo were interviewed by Gareth Parker. Des's smile and zest for life is infectious. You can read more and listen to the interview here. 

Kylie, one of our Capacity Building clients, then spoke win depth with Chris Ilsley on 6PR's Perth Tonight. Kylie is so grateful for how Brightwater helps her live more independently and she says the team at Brightwater are like family. You can listen to her interview here

The day was full of activities for all abilities, and included a succulent mini market selling potted succulent made by our Supported Independent Living clients, silent auctions, sausage sizzles, live entertainment and appearances a few local sporting personalities - including Mark Hutchings from the West Coast Eagles!

All the proceeds raised from the day will go towards equipment that will improve our client’s rehabilitation journey.