Rain­bow staff cel­e­bra­tion

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De­niliquin’s Multi Arts Cen­tre and sur­round­ing War­ing Gar­dens were filled with an ar­ray of colour on Wed­nes­day as In­tereach cel­e­brated its an­nual staff and vol­un­teers day.

More than 130 staff mem­bers from 14 In­tereach of­fices across the Rive­rina Mur­ray and Lod­don re­gions came to­gether to cel­e­brate di­ver­sity and in­clu­sion.

Staff and vol­un­teers dressed to a rain­bow theme, with glo­ri­ous sun­shine beam­ing down through­out the morn­ing and af­ter­noon.

It was also an op­por­tu­nity for those out­side the De­niliquin of­fice to meet new In­tereach CEO Keryn Fox, who started in the role last month.

‘‘The an­nual gath­er­ing is an op­por­tu­nity for us to come to­gether as a group to re­flect on and cel­e­brate our achieve­ments,’’ Ms Fox said.

‘‘Only hav­ing re­cently joined In­tereach, I am con­tin­u­ally im­pressed by the com­mit­ment, creativ­ity, di­ver­sity and in­clu­sive­ness of the staff.’’

She said the large num­ber of staff and vol­un­teers who at­tended can be at­trib­uted to the grow­ing pres­ence of In­tereach through­out the Rive­rina Mur­ray and Lod­don re­gions.

‘‘The past year has been a pe­riod of huge growth for In­tereach.

‘‘Since last year’s an­nual gath­er­ing we have pro­vided ser­vices and sup­port to more than 8000 peo­ple within their lo­cal com­mu­nity.

‘‘This has meant an ad­di­tion of more than 160 new staff, five new of­fices and five new pro­grams.’’

Dis­abil­ity and LGBTQIA ad­vo­cate Jax Jacki Brown from Mel­bourne was the guest speaker at the staff and vol­un­teer day.

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