For over 27 Years, local Bendigo organisation Amicus has provided support to people with a disability and people who are aged and frail in our community. This not-for-profit group relies mainly on the government to fund these services, as well as the goodwill and support from local businesses and organisations.
“At Amicus, our goal is support our clients to live an active life in the community. Our staff focus on the individual, and encourage participation in community activities,” explains Ann-Maree Davis, Amicus Executive Officer.
“Our main fundraising goal in 2015 is to purchase iPads for staff to take with them when working to document participant activities,” announced Ms Davis.
Amicus Board Member, Jessica Ritchie easily convinced her AFS colleagues to donate their ‘Casual Cash’ this quarter, to support the services provided by Amicus. Casual Cash is an AFS initiative for our staff to raise funds for local charities and organisations by holding a monthly in-house casual day, in return for a gold coin donation.
“Amicus is at the forefront of care delivery and promotes individuality in the community, rather than segregation,” Jess states proudly. “I’ve been on the Amicus Board for the past 18 months, and am proud of the organisation and its achievements.”
This donation will enable Amicus to start the ball rolling with their 2015 fundraising efforts and we encourage everyone in the Bendigo community to consider Amicus as one of their charities of choice this year. AFS are proud to support the hardworking staff at Amicus.
Photo: Jessica Ritchie and Ann-Maree Davis.
Photograph courtesy of the Bendigo Advertiser 24 January 2015
Amicus actively work towards a community where all members are valued and respected for their unique talents and contributions. Amicus provides high quality services to people with a disability and people who are frail and aged that promotes individuality, choice, growth and connection.
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