Local event to mark Disability Day

SEVERAL events have been organised across the Tweed for the upcoming International Day of People with a Disability.

Tweed Shire Council aged and disability community worker Maggie Groff said it is important to recognise the achievements and contributions of people with disabilities.

December 2: Sailability on Tweed will hold a Come and Try Day for people with disabilities at the boat ramp, Dry Dock Road, Tweed Heads South. There will also be a free barbecue.

People with all types of disabilities, even those with restricted mobility, are welcome.

Bookings are essential, call Tweed Valley Respite Service on (07) 5524 8185 by Wednesday.

December 3: Tweed Shire Vacation Care, Heffron Street, Tweed Heads South, invites the families, friends and service providers of children with special needs who attend the centre to a Games Circuit with activities and afternoon tea.

December 13: there will be a free hands-on day for anyone with a disability who wants to surf.

Participants should meet at 10am at the park next to Cudgen Headland Surf Lifesaving Club in Kingscliff with their swimmers and sunscreen.

For information call Peter Stannard on 0438 580 537.

Volunteers are also needed, so if you wish to help, please contact Peter.

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