Ultimate snow experience
EIGHT young people with cerebral palsy recently visited the Howmans Gap Alpine Centre for the ultimate snow sports experience, thanks to additional support from the Coca-Cola Australia Foundation.
Youth Snow Sports Camp’s general manager Stuart Comino, who nominated the program to Coca-Cola Amatil, said the Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) had been a tremendous support system for him and his family.
“They have provided an incredible level of care for my brother Peter throughout his life,” he said
“As a voluntary director on the board of CPA, I have had the privilege of watching the charity grow and support thousands of people.
“CPA is an amazing organisation that is exceptionally well run, providing services to those with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
“It’s fantastic to see the Coca-Cola Australia Foundation support the charity’s snow sports initiative for two consecutive years.”
This year’s participants travelled Howmans Gap Alpine Centre at the base of Falls Creek from various parts of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory for the snow sports experience
The camp is an empowering experience for participants, FUN TIMES: A group of young people with cerebral palsy enjoyed the snow at Falls Creek recently. not only offering access to a new winter sport, but building confidence, inspiring independence, optimism for the future and helping to forge new friendships.
Coca-Cola Australia Foundation chair Malcolm Hudson said the Coca-Cola Australia and Coca-Cola Amatil employees shared a mutual passion for supporting local communities.
“The Employee Connected Grants program allows us to celebrate the charities that matter most to our team members, while boosting their contribution to the community,” he said.
To be eligible for a CocaCola Australia Foundation grant, it is required that charity missions are relevant to young Australians aged 13 to 19 years and address their happiness, optimism, empowerment, wellbeing and enhanced possibilities for a positive life.