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Able Golf Swing

Join us for our Victorian charity golf day at the National Golf Club at Cape Schanck.

Play the 'Old Course' rated number 10 in Australia.

Date: Thursday 20 November 2014

Time: 8am

Cost: $1000.00 for a team of four

To register contact: Claire Rennie claire.rennie@ableaustralia.org.au

 

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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.

 

 

Able people star at MONA

A group of people supported by Able Australia in Tasmania recently had a chance to express themselves on the big stage at one of the nation’s leading arts facilities.

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart recently invited Able Australia to run a number of day support programs at the museum’s new Community Centre - a unique piece of art in itself.

It was an opportunity too good to pass up and, with the support of music therapist Jane Baker, some of the people we support hit the stage to show the people of Mona what we are all about.

Michael (pictured with Jane) was one of several people to discover their inner performer and was thrilled to have the opportunity to belt out the Geelong Football Club song. The Mona team put on a spectacular light show to help everyone get into the groove. Members of the local community also joined in the fun with some children even joining in.

The day was a great success and Able will return next month to facilitate a Didgeridoo Relaxation program.

This is a great way for the wider community and the people we support to mix together in the hope and break down some social barriers.

 

 


Able Australia

Don't miss your chance to WIN the ultimate early Christmas present through the Able Australia raffle... 

 

Enter now for your chance to WIN a new car or travel voucher worth $25,000 or one of three incredible additional prizes. click here to find out more.   

 

A national first in deafblind art

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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