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NADO Friendship Day

When:
Wed 17 Jul 2019
Selected Dates until Wed 30 Oct 2019
Also on: Wed 30 Oct
Time:
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost:
$12.00
Booking:
A Must
Facilities:
Parking Available, Toilet on Site, Disabled Facilities
Notes:
Event will continue in wet weather
Details:
Friendship Day was born from NADOs vision of bringing people together. Not only those with a disability but anyone who needs or wants a connection. There are many people in the community who are isolated and lonely, those with a disability, those from non-English speaking backgrounds, those from Aboriginal backgrounds and those of the general public.

Our Friendship Days give our participants and others attending, a safe and enjoyable environment where they can develop networks and friendships between like minded services, and their participants within the wider community.

From our first gathering in the front yard of our Macquarie Avenue centre, it has grown and strengthened to where we must now hire a hall to provide a venue big enough to accommodate our attendees. Our first gathering was a handful of people which included our neighbor’s, a local Aboriginal elder - Aunty Janice, and our NADO participants & staff.
From such humble beginnings, we now welcome in the vicinity of 200 to our gatherings with some organisations attending on a regular basis. We also have had a diverse section of the wider community and business’s over the years who have embraced our gatherings and supported us to grow. Jim Aitkin has provided ongoing support by supplying us with a BBQ for a nominal fee for which we are very grateful for. Another great supporter has been Bondi McDonald’s, they have sponsored our gathering in the past and continue to do so. Other supporters include The NSW Fire Brigade, Nordoff-Robbins, Cancer Council, The Joan Sutherland Centre, Wangary Aboriginal Services, Grill’d Restaurant, Krispy Kreme, Elite Sand and Soil, Uniting Staff Penrith and Unity Studio’s.

It is fabulous for the staff to see these budding relationships develop and grow, and to see attendees reconnect with old friends. Their faces glow with happiness and the hall echoes with song and laughter. It is an amazing social activity to be part of, not only for the participants, but also for the staff, volunteers, and members of the public.
Location:
Harold Corr Community Hall,
13-19 Cottage St, Werrington NSW 2747
Contact:
Mandy Reeley or Gity Shariati on
  0417 387 523 / 0448 148 953

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