I'm taking part in the Variety Bash to help kids in need
G’day! The Elvis crew along with other Gippsland Bashers are rallying together to support several grant requests from our area.
In the small East Gippsland town of Eagle Point, the local Primary School has become their main community hub. Many Eagle Point Primary families have faced the challenges of drought, bushfires and COVID-19.
The Principal contacted Variety asking for help. She advised that her staff had asked 9 year old Liam* how the school could support his return to school. Liam* is in a wheelchair and said “he would really love to be able to go to the toilet by himself”.
Eagle Point Primary School currently has a disabled bathroom, however at present students require an adult to wait outside to assist with opening and closing the door. Installing an automatic door will allow students and those in the broader community with disabilities and mobility issues the opportunity to use the bathroom completely independently. This will also reduce reliance on staff/others and allow those who need it, to access the bathroom at any time.
Grant amount $6,600.00
*Names and images have been changed to protect the privacy of our Grant applicants & recipients.
Neerim District Secondary College (NDSC) is a small rural school located 20 minutes north of Warragul. The school is home to 206 students from across the region.
Many students arrive at NDSC requiring significant support; both with their learning and wellbeing. For many who are disengaged, they require additional support to ensure a successful pathway to reconnect with their education.
To further support students at NDSC with additional needs, we’re fundraising to provide a designated safe space and therapy area for students to retreat to when they are feeling unsettled or overwhelmed. The space will include sensory toys and items, comfortable seating like couches and bean bags, games, therapy tools, educational resources and artwork. The space will allow students to take some time out from the playground or classroom, help calm or regulate their emotions, provide tactile stimulation and support and encourage them in returning to learning when they feel comfortable.
Grant amount $7,700.00
Anything you can contribute to helping us make this dream a reality for Liam at Eagle Point or the students at Neerim District Secondary School would be very much appreciated!
Goal! Ten donations received for kids in need!
$500 will supply an iPad for a non-verbal child
$1,000 will supply a specialised trampoline for children with sensory needs
$3,000 buys a portable scooter for a child with limited mobility
Oh wow $10,000 for kids in need. You are champs!!
Thank you to my Sponsors
Rotary Club Of Drouin
Drouin Secondary College -leos
Kb Auto Salvage & Recycling
Warragul Wellness Centre
Drouin Scrap Metal
Lisa Joy Kimmitt