Ul­ti­mate snow ex­pe­ri­ence

Myrtleford Times - - Letters To The Editor -

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.

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