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Quiz Night Beneficiaries

Posted on 8th Jul 2015 @ 1:54 PM

Meet the beneficiaries or our 35th Anniversary Quiz Night & Charity Auction....

 

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Formerly The Blind Association, VisAbility is a leading provider of disability services specialising in supporting people who are blind or vision impaired. Their professional therapy and support services assist people across a range of ages and disabilities in their homes, at school, at work and in the community. With your help, our goal is to raise sufficient funds to allow them to get a new digital keyboard, a bass guitar and several microphones for their music programme.

 

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VIP Rocks is a division of a wonderful organisation called Valued Independent People Inc who commenced operations in 1992 to create opportunities and support young people with a disability leaving school who had limited or no work options. Their mission is to provide flexible, individualised support and services for people with disabilities, their families and carers as part of the community. With your help we will be providing VIP rocks with replacement microphones, some guitars as well as a replacement bass guitar for one that was stolen as well as some percussion instruments for a young lady who is confined to a wheelchair but has a fantastic sense of rhythm.

 

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Carson Street School is the State’s only Education Support Primary School, and it educates students whose needs are such that they are not presently being integrated into the regular school system. Students have a wide variety of medical conditions, and all require extensive therapy and educational services. The school delivers individualised programs, using current and innovative teaching and learning strategies to help the student take their place in society. The music therapy is a critical part of their programme & is facilitated by Tim Schoenmakers. Tim says Carson Street School desperately needs a new amplifier for their Sonic Hand Drum as well as “drums & percussion instruments of all shapes and sizes”! Thank you for helping them realise that need.

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Sir David Brand School is a dynamic school that caters for students with disability aged from 4 – 18 years. Their students’ special needs range from those with severe disabilities to students who are able to participate in functional life skills programs, and their programs are run both at school and in the community. Programs are primarily centred on communication, mobility and self-care, as well as providing specialist programs for students with autism. Their particular need at the moment is for a good quality digital piano that can be easily transported around the School.

 

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Under the Directorship of African Playwright and Poet Afeif Ismail, the Until We Return Vocal Group performs songs in support of the struggle of Sudanese people against oppressive dictatorships. As you will hear on the night, the group performs in a Sudanese music style, which is a mixture between Afro and Arabian music. Their purpose is to promote cultural harmony and acceptance in Australia. With your help, Concept Music will be assisting the Until We Return Vocal Group with obtaining some drums, a bass guitar and a saxophone. Look out Paul Simon!