Media/Dubbo community rallies to spread Christmas cheer for parents and carers of children with a disability

Dubbo community rallies to spread Christmas cheer for parents and carers of children with a disability

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DUBBO, Friday 21 November 2014– Christmas is arriving early in Dubbo this year for parents and carers of children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

The Dubbo Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre, with support from volunteers from The Greater Building Society’s Dubbo branch, will tomorrow hold a Christmas party specifically designed to give parents and carers of kids with a disability some much needed R&R.

Whilst the adults unwind, more than 30 children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, along with their siblings, will be treated to an afternoon of fun, laughter and games.

Melissa Brander from Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Dubbo team says the Christmas party will give parents and carers some much needed time to relax and reflect on their children’s achievements over the year.

‘Parents and carers of children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities will enjoy having time to unwind and celebrate their children’s many successes, achievements and milestones reached over the course of 2014’, Melissa said.

‘Whilst the adults enjoy some time out from the demands of caring, their children will be entertained with a jumping castle, arts and crafts and loads of other fun activities.

‘This is the first Christmas party we’ve held, thanks only to the generosity of Dubbo Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre which is funding it.

‘We can’t wait to see the smiles on the faces of the children and their carers as they celebrate the festive season.’

Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Dubbo therapy team provides services for children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities from our Gipps Street centre.

Therapists also regularly travel to more isolated rural areas to provide vital therapy services to children in their own homes.

Attention media: There will be great photo opportunities at Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Christmas Party: 4-7pm on Saturday 22 November, 140 Gipps Street Dubbo (Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Dubbo therapy centre ). Entry across from the entrance to PK’s Bakery.

For more information please contact Melissa Brander, Team Administrator at Cerebral Palsy Alliance on 6882 1077.

Released on 21 Nov 2014