Jasmine & Peter honour ANZAC day from home

Being in isolation hasn’t stopped Myhorizon participants from keeping  busy and productive from home. To commemorate Anzac Day, Peter and Jasmine from Loganholme both spent weeks creating poppy wreaths with the assistance of their Myhorizon Support Workers.

The red poppy wreaths have always been symbolic of ANZAC Day and remembering those who have served and sacrificed.

“Making a wreath was Peter and Jasmine’s own way of commemorating, and they both were really eager to bake Anzac biscuits as well.” Said Cheyanne, one of Peter and Jasmine’s Myhorizon Support Workers.

General Manager of Myhorizon’s Supported Independent Living Service, Janine Lillico, acknowledges how important it is for people with disability to feel connected and continue participating in activities right now.

“Many of our participants are used to socialising and getting out of the house so it’s definitely been a challenging time for many. However, it’s been wonderful to see how our staff and clients are making the most of support in the home.” Said Janine.

“Anzac Day has been a great example of how many people are still finding ways to pay their tributes from home this year, whether it be through making and displaying wreaths or showing support by standing on their driveways at dawn. We really do have an amazing community despite these challenging times” Said Janine.

Local business giving back to local community

Myhorizon was grateful to receive over $2000 donated recently from the generous team at Downtown Toyota.

As Myhorizon’s fleet vehicle partner, the Downtown Toyota team have given back by donating a portion of their recent sales to Myhorizon.

“We are always so grateful to organisations who contribute to the work we do at Myhorizon, and support our mission of uplifting individual lives by creating connected communities”. Said Joe.

The team from Downtown Toyota presented Myhorizon’s CEO, Joe Gamblin, with a cheque for the funds they raised over the past six months which will go towards Myhorizon’s various services and events. Some of the funding will also be used towards merchandise and supplies for Myhorizon’s upcoming RUOK Day community event.

“We want to help raise awareness of the important issue of suicide prevention, and encourage everyone in our local community to come along to our Giant Morning Tea on 12th September.” Said Joe.

“It’s a great way to raise money for a worthy cause, but also connect with people in the community and show support. A big thank you to Downtown Toyota for helping us make this event possible”.

For more details of their RUOK event, go to www.bit.ly/MHRUOK