Every day we work hard to support our clients to take part in new life experiences. We get to know each individual’s dreams and aspirations so that we can make their dreams a reality.
Working with Organisations to Make Dreams a Reality
For our clients at Bexley Day Program, meeting their NRL heroes used to be only a dream. Until now! Our Bexley staff used their networks and did a lot of organising behind the scenes to arrange for many of our clients to attend a training session for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Most of the clients who attend the Bexley Day Program are huge fans of the Rabbitohs, so it was a dream come true to be able to attend.
Afford Team Leader, Stephanie, liaised with Rabbitohs trainer, Wayne Cloud, to arrange this special event for our clients.
Our clients, Andrew, Nicholas, Gemma, Debbie and Donna, were so excited when they were told they were going to meet their NRL idols.
Supporting Clients To Meet their Heroes
The group travelled to Redfern Oval to watch the training sessions and meet the players. Not only did our clients get to meet the players, but they also had the fantastic opportunity to show off their footy skills by playing a game with them!
Going Above and Beyond for Every Individual
As a commitment to supporting every individual to have the chance to realise their dreams, our Afford staff also invited a participant from another service to attend along with Afford clients. Stephanie, Bexley Team Leader, heard that this individual was a huge Rabbitohs supporter; with his room completely decked out in red and green.
On learning this, Stephanie went above and beyond to arrange for this Rabbitohs fan to join Afford in meeting his heroes. Needless to say, he had the best time! His family commented that no one had ever organised something like this before. They were genuinely appreciative of Afford’s efforts to support their loved one to realise his dreams.
This meeting was made possible as part of the Rabbitohs Souths Cares program. Souths Cares is an independent not-for-profit public benevolent institution, established to support the local community and address social need across the South Sydney region. Its charter is to support disadvantaged and marginalised youth and their families through the delivery of capacity building programs addressing education, training, health and employment needs.
This was an amazing experience for our clients, and the memories that they have of the day will remain with them forever.
At Afford, we’re all about creating opportunities for our clients that mean something to them, and that brings them happiness. Our staff push the boundaries to go above and beyond to make our clients’ dreams a reality. It is our genuine care for our clients’ individual needs that promises our clients exceptional supports every day.
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