Charlestown Golf Club will hold the fourth annual ConnectAbility golf day, proudly sponsored by Unity Kitchens, is set to achieve more things than just a ‘hit and giggle’.
The organisation empowers people to achieve their goals, dreams and aspirations by providing disability services and aged care support, while supporting people in the community to learn living skills, gain work readiness through volunteering and to develop relationships.
“This is a day where our sponsors can go out and have a great time”, said Connect Ability Executive Officer Margaret Taylor. We love our corporate supporters and have developed great relationships with them. Our customers know many of our supporters by name and love to see them.
“If it wasn’t for the partnerships we’ve formed with our corporates, it would make things really tough. Their generosity is vital to us.” This year Unity Kitchens owner Mick O’Shea and ConnectAbility have broadened the day to include ‘REACH Homeless Services’ so that more vulnerable people living in Newcastle can benefit from the generosity of local businesses.
Funds raised on the day will go toward support resources for people living with a disability in the Hunter, such as new IPads for teaching tools, surfboards, to learn water skills and enjoy Newcastle’s beaches, as well as transport opportunities. REACH are also hoping to source more food and vouchers to get people through the weekends when other services aren’t available.
ConnectAbility was founded in 1992 by a group of community members and families to meet the needs of people with significant disabilities, providing opportunities to access community based resources, facilities and services.
In 2015 a merger with Jesmond Connected Communities was completed to provide a broad range of personalised supports to older members of the community.
“The growth of our business has been phenomenal. We’re committed to making a difference in people’s lives,” added Taylor.
Anthony Green from DABS Plumbing has been practising for the event for weeks and although he admits he’s struggled with the rules of golf, he knows it’s all for a good cause.
“I just don’t want to lose too many balls. But really it’s just a pleasure to be associated with ConnectAbility. When I go to jobs I can see the results and see close hand how much their clients benefit from their help.”
For more information on the golf day on March 13 call ConnectAbility. 49 621 000