Finding the ability in everyone
THIS year’s Disability Action Week is expanding past seven days.
WIRAC’s assistant manager of aquatics Karen Peters said the demand for services continued to grow.
“There are more people than I’ve ever seen before in Warwick living with disabilities,” Mrs Peters said.
“And we need to make sure they know what services are available to them.”
Businesses in the area will come together at WIRAC to host activities for a Disability Action Week Expo next Thursday, September 6.
Court and swimming games will run for anyone to participate in.
“Everyone of all abilities and ages can come and pick up a ball or hop in the pool,” Mrs Peters said.
“It’s about finding your abilities and becoming more active and social.”
This year, the awareness week will raise money to support the disabilities program at the fitness centre.
“We are forever training our staff and in need of new equipment to help encourage people living with disabilities to be active,” Mrs Peters said.
Warwick’s Tom Potts will host a charity auction during Thursday’s Expo and sell raffle tickets for a Bunnings hamper.
For the first time the aquatic centre is raising money through a charity masquerade ball on September 22.
Administration manager Amy Higgins said the aim was to bring a night of fun and fundraising to Warwick.
BALL TIME: Karen Peters and Amy Higgins are excited for WIRAC's first charity ball to raise money to support disability programs.