Fun day a celebration of difference

Emily AceSouth Western Times
Enable WA chief executive Rob Holmes and Performer Joe Savage aka Rolando celebrate the International Week of People with Disability.Picture: Jon Gellweiler
Camera IconEnable WA chief executive Rob Holmes and Performer Joe Savage aka Rolando celebrate the International Week of People with Disability.Picture: Jon Gellweiler Credit: South Western Times/Bunbury Herald

Enable WA’s carpark was transformed into a colourful carnival on Friday, in celebration of the International Week of People with Disability.

Fairy floss, a Velcro wall, a dunk tank, stilt-walkers and a temporary tattoo stand entertained more than 200 visitors.

Enable WA chief executive Rob Holmes said it was a celebration of “difference”.

“It is OK to be different and that is what brings the colour to our community,” he said.

“People with disabilities are one part of that community and together we can come and have a bit of fun.”

Enable WA Chief Executive Rob Holmes and Perfromer Joe Savage aka Rolando
Camera IconEnable WA Chief Executive Rob Holmes and Perfromer Joe Savage aka Rolando Credit: South Western Times/Bunbury Herald, Jon Gellweiler

The event was attended by sponsors Optus and Woolworths, as well as patrons Tony and Nan Martella.

A number of groups were acknowledged, with Gillian Lawrence accepting the Enable Patron’s Award as the Support Worker of the Year.

Woolworths Manjimup, Busselton and Bunbury Plaza accepted the Enable Community Engagement Recognition Award and Stephanie Crozier was recognised as the Enable Community Access Advocate of the Year.

Ian Drummond and Amanda Innes accepted a Rotary Sail Into Life Volunteer of the Year award. Enable’s Volunteer of the Year was Sharna Bennett, of Manjimup.

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