3 Dec 2014- International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability is celebrated 3 December every year. This year DIAS will be heading to Orange to celebrate the day.

13 Oct 2014- Carers Luncheon

Keegan Bringolf, St Stannislaus College student and volunteer at DIAS, organised a luncheon to celebrate, and thank local carers during Carers Week in Bathurst this year.

He approached many local businesses to support the event. Each Carer received a gift and a three course lunch, while listening to live music. Many of the guests reported that they enjoyed their lunch and were very impressed with the gifts.  Some gifts included: tickets to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, a flat screen television, a webber barbeque, a strand of freshwater pearls, art works from local artists.

The event was also supported by Mayor Gary Rush, and The Hon. Natasha Mclaren-Jones MLC.

Carers are the unsung heroes of our community.  Carers are people who give up their time, unpaid to care for someone who has a disability or mental health illness.

DIAS congratulates Keegan on his excellent work coordinating the day.

Local Supporters of the Carers Lunch are listed below, in no particular order:

Bathurst City Community Club
W.J. Coote & Sons
ABC Books Plus
Ita Buttrose
Farmgate on Keppel
Macquarie Skin and Day Spa
Bishop’s Court
Country Coffee
Forbutt’s Keppel Street Pharmacy
La Mode
Frank Colzato – Professional Photographer
Betta Electrical
Beauty 4 U
Bathurst City Community Club
Country Women’s Associaton
Yarrabin Holiday Resort
Bathurst Real Estate
Al Dente
Anna Brown Recruitment
Bathurst RSL
Carers NSW
Emirate Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa
Carlton United Breweries
Suse Macnicol
Karen Golland
Abercrombie House
Levijimmy Pulsanti
Hands On Bathurst Remedial Massage
The Naked Bud
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Westpoint News Toys and Gifts
The Hub