Making the festive season inclusive
IT’S Vantage Homes fifth annual Treehouse Christmas Party - an inclusive event for the community, designed to bring families living with autism or another disability together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.
Initially begun by STEPS Autism Treehouse the event has grown to be an all-inclusive event fundraising to create more opportunities for children, young people and families living with autism.
All funds raised will go towards providing programs, resources, education and social events.
The party will be full of fun activities with rides, water slides, sensory tent, petting zoo and face painting.
Santa Claus will also make a special appearance and in true fashion he’ll be gifting every child a present.
STEPS charity manager Angela Harrison is grateful for the community’s support and said fundraising is important at this time of year. “The festive season is a very busy one and often attending community events together for some families is challenging, whether due to inaccessibility or the over-stimulating environment of crowds, lights and noise.
“This event brings families together and enables young people of all abilities to enjoy a fun day of all-inclusive activities suitable for a range of ages and needs – it’s a really joyous day out for everyone,” she said.
Vantage Homes are involved for the third year and it’s one of the company’s favourite events to support according to Vantage Homes director Glenn Carmichael.
“We are confident that this year is going to be bigger and better than ever and I am sure there will be a big turn out,” said Mr Carmichael.
The event starts at 9am on Sunday, December 9 at Field 1 of the Kawana Sports Precinct off Nicklin Way.
Entry is $10 per person and children under 3 are welcome to join in for free.
MERRY: Volunteer Bell brightens the day with her infectious smile.