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West Ryde physio student actively changing lives

Young volunteer celebrated for her passion for helping adults with a disability stay active and healthy

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West Ryde physio student actively changing lives
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The passion and dedication of West Ryde physiotherapy student Jennie Sung is being celebrated in the lead up to National Volunteer Week (12-18 May)

The 20 year old, who is a 4th year physiotherapy student at University of Sydney,  visits one of Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s accommodation houses for a few hours each week and helps adult clients with a physical disability complete their fitness and activity programs.

Jennie’s voluntary work bridges the gap between the gym and home for adults with cerebral palsy, and is vital in helping them stay fit and healthy.

‘It is so rewarding to be able to do something each week which really makes a difference to people’s lives’, Jennie said. ‘I am passionate about exercise and the benefits it can have for everyone, and this is a small way that I can play a big part in changing lives.

‘My voluntary work with Cerebral Palsy Alliance complements my physiotherapy studies at university and I can honestly say it is probably the part of my week that I look forward to most.’

Jennie is one of 2,400 volunteers who contribute a total of 30,000 hours each year providing much needed support for Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Tasks range from supporting therapy services to maintenance, office, IT and technology roles – all of which save Cerebral Palsy Alliance an estimated $1.035 million each year (than if the roles were to be paid ones).

Released on 1 May 2014