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Cherie Lovett and Jaime Nielsen of Cecile Street had a great year!

WE’VE had another amazing year at Currajong Disability Services and what better way to celebrate and acknowledge by pointing out some of the significant events and achievements.


  • Parkes Elvis Festival held with many participants volunteering and attending
  • Joe Ozzimo donates all busking monies raised to Currajong
  • Elvis quilts drawn and won at Parkes Services Club


  • Carob business goes into production as Akuna Road farm gets new sign
  • Sanu and Kylee complete Auslan course
  • Sue Balemans retires from Currajong after 21 years of service


  • Ian Kaupkee dominates All Abilities Swimming Carnival
  • Fiona McGonigal shaves for cancer
  • Ladies Lounge donate to Currajong
  • Jujubes ready and picked for market


  • Sarah Bowkett starts new job at MLAHM
  • Doug Pout Walks for Autism attracting strong support
  • CWASNAG hold Under the Blue Dish Autism fundraiser at The Dish
  • Currajong Sewing Group donates to St. Vincent De Paul


  • Currajong confirms purchase of new premises in Clarinda Street
  • Newsletter has 100th issue
  • Parkes M&D holds first ‘autism friendly” theatrical production
  • Currajong participates in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
  • Parkes Services Club donates $5000 to Currajong
  • Stuart Robert named as new Minister for NDIS and Government Services vowing to cut wait times


  • Commonwealth Bank Parkes donates to Currajong
  • Mandy’s Fitability Challenge in full swing and proving popular with participants
  • Sebastian Sadgrove paints “Blue Dish” to donate to CSIRO Parkes Observatoryn where it is now displayed


  • Australia’s Biggest Bogan Festival draws good crowds to raise money for Currajong
  • Deb Hewitt takes on new role as Team Leader of Cecile and Russell Streets
  • Sharnie Morris celebrates 17 years at Currajong


  • Currajong staff do First Aid course refreshers
  • Trangie Challenge Cup All Ability League Tag Carnival held
  • Mandy’s Fitability Challenge wraps up
  • National Meals on Wheels Day celebrated
  • Parkes Show proves popular for participants with Currajong Sewing Group members dominating sewing section winning major prizes


  • Thomas Davis shaves for charity
  • Rhyse Forrestal features in Les Miserables
  • AirVenture Australia held at Parkes Airport with Currajong running a stall with carob products
  • R U OK Day has Currajong ambassador in Rhyse Forrestal
  • Currajong Cricket Ashes held


  • Pink Up Parkes gets strong support
  • National Carers Week celebrated with BBQ
  • McGrath Fundraiser held with $585 raised for breast cancer
  • Martin Hoffman appointed boss of the NDIA overseeing the NDIS


  • Woolworths Parkes donate to Currajong
  • French Rugby League team visit and have morning tea with participants
  • Doug Pout goes in Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids cancer
  • Participants visit Canberra and Ettalong Beach for holidays
  • Family Fun Day held by CWASNAG
  • Employee Recognition Day held by Currajong for staff
  • Rhyse Forestal does Movember for prostate cancer
  • Currajong receives award for Exceptional Volunteering Spirit for their contribution to Meals on Wheels in Parkes
  • Currajong marches for White Ribbon Day


  • International Day of People With a Disability celebrated at Forbes Memorial Pool with record numbers
  • Christmas party for residents at new premises in Clarinda Street
  • Target Parkes donates Christmas stock to Currajong
  • Neil Unger looks to bio-bricks as a potential business for Currajong
  • IGA Parkes donates from Community Chest Program to Currajong
  • Christmas parade in Parkes features Currajong stall and participants marching
  • Currajong Sewing Group donates to QUE Club Parkes