WITH the dust well and truly settled since the inaugural Day On The Green Currajong Disability Services Fundraiser at the Railway Bowling Club in Parkes, it can be confirmed that the event was an outstanding success!
The fundraiser, which was the brainchild of ex-CDS employee Lilian Thomson, was designed to raise vital funds for a new care chair at the CDS Parkes HQ. Lilian has a grandson at Currajong, Cooper, who would be a direct recipient of such a lavish asset. For those who don’t know, a care chair provides respite for wheelchair based clients who often spend hours each day in their wheelchairs.
“We are over the moon with this result and can’t thank everyone enough,” said CDS Communications and Marketing Co-ordinator Dane Millerd.
“Until now we only had one care chair between three wheelchair based clients so now with a second chair we will be able to offer more to our clients.
“It will undoubtedly improve their quality of life especially now they can use the chairs daily and everyone gets a turn which we struggled with in the past.”
With the care chair valued at $4600, the Parkes community mucked in with some tremendous contributions and donations – an amazing effort for this time of the year.
“I know I speak for everyone at Currajong when I say thank you to the Railway Bowling Club Parkes, Lilian Thomson and all the volunteers who made this day possible!”
“It was a fantastic day today and hopefully we see it all happening again sooner than later.
“We can’t put into words the difference this makes!