Every year our clients look forward to grooving and shaking at Afford’s Got Talent! This year Afford blended the old and the new by hosting our first virtual Afford’s Got Talent and celebrating with a 1950’s theme for our 70th year.
Afford’s supports and services encourage you to explore your passions and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Clients from our day programs, supported accommodation and SLES sites across Australia pre-recorded their swinging 50’s performances, then the acts premiered via Zoom on October 28th. In addition, many sites hosted watch parties to see themselves and their friends debut on the big screen.
Penrith and Mt Druitt SLES came together to watch the magic unveil and in true premiere style, they rolled out a red carpet for the performers to walk and then settled in with some popcorn.
“The trainees were pumped with excitement and filled the room with applause and their loudest cheers. They even treated us to some live performances in front of their fellow peers. A great day was had by all celebrating the many talents within Afford,” said SLES Senior Vocational Trainer, Sharon Figl.
The premiere was co-hosted by National Executive Manager for Events, Business Development & Specialist Services, Cristina Alvarez and special guest, Tanya George from this year’s season of The Voice.
“One of our clients recognised Tanya as she had watched The Voice and everyone loved listening to her amazing voice,” said Senior Lifestyle Assistant from Jamisontown Day Program, Lisa Chantler.
The day was a hit at Jamisontown Day Program, where they combined the premiere with a Halloween dress-up party. Everyone was excited to see Nathan perform ‘The Wanderer’ and watch Roscel give it her all with ‘Stupid Cupid.’
“It was a super busy day with nearly 40 people on site. They enjoyed watching the performances and sitting outside with a barbecue lunch. We are looking forward to putting the video on again for the clients who weren’t at the site that day.” continued Lisa.