Almost $1200 raised to support RSPCA

To help fight against animal cruelty, Jean Jensen from our Employment & Training team, recently took part in RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk, surpassing her $1000 goal and raising $1152 by walking with her beloved dog, Molly.

“After I took part last year, I wanted to raise funds to support the RSPCA again this year, as they do such important work. A big thank you to those who have donated”. Said Jean.

There is still time to contribute to Jean’s fundraising campaign. Go to www.millionpawswalk.com.au/fundraisers/jeanjensen and donate before end June.

A message from Joe – Summer 2021/22

It is refreshing to almost see the end of this crazy year. This festive season is a time for us to restock, refresh, and remind ourselves of the good things in our lives, and the hope we hold for the future.

I am personally thankful for the amazing staff we have at Myhorizon who have taken on all of the challenges they have been confronted with, especially the additional pressure as a result of the impact of COVID.

Safety of our clients has been our number one priority and we are fortunate to have been able to continue to operate our various programs with minimum disruption. Mandatory vaccinations are now in place and all Myhorizon staff delivering services have been vaccinated.

2022 is a year of new beginnings and new opportunities to be embraced, and Myhorizon is here to support you in the journey.

From the Board, management and staff, we wish all of our Myhorizon subscribers the very best for the Festive Season. We will continue to be with you, for you in in 2022.

Joe Gamblin
CEO

 

Image: Myhorizon Disability Support Professionals – Jade & Jackie, with CEO Joe Gamblin

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