Able Golf Swing 2014
Cart convoy at Cape Schank.
Experienced golfers and hackers alike recently took part in Able Australia’s annual charity golf day – Able Golf Swing.
The Victorian event was held at the prestigious National Golf Club at Cape Schanck on 20 November and saw just over 50 golfers work their way around the challenging course. With the addition of a silent auction for some outstanding wines and a round of golf for four people, the day raised around $8000 in much needed funds.
The Tasmanian Golf Swing was held at the picturesque Launceston Golf Club the following day. Around 60 people took part in the day which raised around $4000 through playing fees and a raffle for two night’s accommodation at Launceston’s Hotel Charles.
Hitting the greens in Launceston.
Our thanks to all of the generous sponsors, volunteers and players who helped make both days such a great success.
To register your interest in sponsoring or participating in Able Golf Swing 2015, please contact our Events and Communications Coordinator on (03) 9861 6255.
Celebrating the year in style
David Clark, Able Australia Chair presenting at the AGM
Able Australia celebrated the many incredible shared achievements throughout the past financial year at their Annual General Meeting on Monday 27 October.
We were delighted to be joined by many staff members, people we support, key partners and loyal supporters at the memorable day hosted by Ahmed Kelly, Able Australia Ambassador.
The event was a great opportunity to launch our 2014 annual report to download a copy please click here.
Hailey hits the summit
Hailey on her way to Tanzania
Congratulations to Hailey and Jacqueline Paynter who successfully reached the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
At 24 years of age, Hailey Paynter was diagnosed with an auto immune disease known as CRION (Chronic Relapsing Inflammatory Optic Neuropathy) – a degenerative condition that could ultimately cause her to lose all of her sight.
Last month, Hailey and her mother, who has acute deafness, hiked to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa to raise awareness of deafblindness and some much needed funds for Able Australia.
After a 16 hour day and climbing through the night, Hailey and Jacqueline reached the summit on 28 September. By all reports there was plenty of laughter, tears, dancing and bonding throughout the journey.
Support the 2014 Able Australia Christmas appeal...
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Raffle Draw winners - Nov 2014
The winners of our November raffle have been drawn. To see if you hold the lucky ticket, please click here.
Deafblind theatre project
Able Australia is proud to be supporting "Museum of Imagined Touch” (working title) - a multi-sensory arts performance project exploring the fascinating world of Deafblind culture.
This project - a national first of its kind – is now under development and will hit the stage in late November 2014. For more information or to make a donation, please click here.
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