Daily BulletinHoliday Centre

News

  • Written by Tess Sanders Lazarus

While the Veronicas may be a little upset with Qantas and their staff at the moment over an incident involving luggage, one organisation in Sydney by the name of Sunnyhaven, is over the moon with Qantas and wants to share their positive equipment experience with the airline and their wonderful staff.

 

Sunnyhaven Disability Services (Sunnyhaven) is one of Sydney’s longest running disability service providers.  Located in Kogarah, they deliver a range of services including short term and long term accommodation, day programs, and therapy services.  They even offer travel services for individuals and families with special needs.  

 

“We have just received a fantastic grant from Qantas for the amount of $10,000 through their Side by Side Program and we are so excited, we want to publicly thank Qantas and tell the whole world about it,” Sunnyhaven Program Manager, Maree Boscoe said today.

 

“The grant is already being put to good use allowing us to purchase much needed new equipment such as outdoor and indoor lounges, an outdoor lounge swing, games and arts and crafts items, soccer nets and other sporting equipment, and much more.

 

“It all helps to ensure we are able to provide the most supportive, welcoming and fun environment for our wonderful community.”

 

Qantas Side by Side is an internal grants program designed to enable Qantas staff in having a say in which charities and community groups the airline supports.   Twice a year, employees can apply through the Qantas program for one off grants of up to $10,000 for their nominated organisation.

 

“Michelle Forester’s son James attends our centre.  Michelle is such a wonderful advocate and supporter of ours.  We are so grateful to have parents like Michelle involved in our organisation who give so much of their time and support to us on a volunteer basis.   Without Michelle’s support and the support of others, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do,” Maree added.

 

“It was Michelle, who works at Qantas, who let us know back in May this year that the grant program was open for applications and that together we could apply for a grant.

 

“We were absolutely ecstatic to find out that we were successful.   We can not thank Michelle and everyone at Qantas enough for their incredible support and generosity.  We are so grateful to Qantas.  It is a big grant for us and $10,000 goes a long way in our community.

 

“The new equipment means that our day attendees now have some new and interesting activities, games and sporting things to do.  

 

“It is so important for us that our community environment is as welcoming and interactive as possible for our people.   We want them to know they are loved, valued and respected.   They are just as excited about the new equipment as what we are.  We are over the moon!”

 

Sunnyhaven CEO, Maree Mullins added, “that the invaluable support from local businesses such as Qantas make all the difference in improving outcomes for people with a disability. Our thanks to Michelle Forrester for putting Sunnyhaven forward as a service needing support.”

 

Sunnyhaven is funded with the support of the community, through grants and funding via the NDIS. 

 

www.sunnyhaven.org.au

INTERWEBS DIGITAL AGENCY

The Conversation

Politics

Closing the Gap Statement to Parliament

Mr Speaker, when we meet in this place, we are on Ngunnawal country. I give my thanks and pay my respects to our Ngunnawal elders, past, present and importantly emerging for our future. I honour...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Interview with Alan Jones

ALAN JONES: Prime Minister, good morning.    PRIME MINISTER: Good morning, Alan.    JONES: I was just thinking last night when we're going to talk to you today, you must feel as though you've ...

News Company - avatar News Company

Prime Minister Bridget McKenzie press conference

PRIME MINISTER: Good afternoon everybody. The good news is that the Qantas flight is on its way to Wuhan and I want to thank everybody for their cooperation, particularly the Chinese Government as...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Business News

Choosing the Right Coworking Space For Your Business

As the capital of Victoria in Australia, Melbourne is inhabited by millions of people and is known as one of the most liveable cities in the world. The latter is due to the city’s diverse community...

Sarah Williams - avatar Sarah Williams

What Should You Expect from A Carpentry Apprenticeship?

Those wanting to pursue a career in woodwork, whether it be to make furniture, construct buildings or repair existing wooden structures, will have to first commence a carpentry apprenticeship. This ...

News Company - avatar News Company

4 Tips To Choosing A Reliable SEO Company For Your Digital Marketing Agency

Working with a digital marketing agency Perth is the best bet in ensuring that your business is promoted well in the online space. If you are an app developer Perth, you may have to work closely wit...

News Company - avatar News Company

Travel

Travelling With Pets? Here Is What You Should Know

Only a pet parent can understand the dilemma one experiences while planning a vacation. Do you leave your pets at home?  Will you get a pet sitter or someone to take care of them while you are away?...

News Company - avatar News Company

How to Be a Smart Frugal Traveller

You are looking through Instagram, watching story after story of your followers overseas at a beach in Santorini, walking through the piazza in Italy, and eating a baguette in front of the Eiffel ...

News Company - avatar News Company

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR GRADUATION TRIP

Graduation is the stage of life when a student receives the rewards of hard work of years. It must have taken sleepless nights and tiring days to achieve the task. Now, as you have received your cov...

News Company - avatar News Company

ShowPo