Making a difference

25 Jan, 2023

This January, we are focusing our efforts on making a difference. To strengthen our relationships, engage with our community and live up to our values, our team have been dedicated in finding ways to give back. Last weekend, our wonderful South Gold Coast clinicians Vicky, Cianne and Rhi volunteered their time to support participants to have a surfing experience with the Disabled Surfers Association Gold Coast (DSA).

DSA Gold Coast gives children and adults with a disability the opportunity to experience surfing in a safe and supported environment. We were absolutely thrilled to be able to support this wonderful event and to witness the incredible energy and enthusiasm from those taking part.

Disabled Surfers Association of Australia
Disabled Surfers Association of Australia

The volunteers from the DSA Gold Coast did an incredible job in creating a positive and supportive atmosphere. With their help, all the participants were able to have a great time and share in the joy of catching a wave.

We are very grateful to DSA for allowing us to join, and Samos Surf Photography for their fantastic photos from the day. We’re so proud of our team for getting behind this initiative and making a positive impact in our community.

 

We were also very honoured to have Ian Gay, the National President of the Disabled Surfers Association, join our South Gold Coast team meeting. Ian was able to share more about the organisation and his own experiences of working with the community.

It was a great way for our team to start the day, as Ian took the time to answer our questions and give us a better understanding of this incredible organisation. Ian shared moving stories of how DSA has been able to make a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities. He explained how it provides them with an opportunity to enjoy a surfing experience, and to be a part of a community that is dedicated to inclusion and acceptance.

Making a difference in our community is something we are passionate about, and it’s through initiatives like this that we are able to engage with more people and build better relationships. We look forward to continuing our efforts of giving back throughout January and beyond.

Ian Gay, the National President of the Disabled Surfers Association

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