Glory Focus on Community
Perth Glory is reaching out to thousands of disabled children through a new initiative as part of our ‘Glory in the Community’ programmes.
Perth Glory is reaching out to thousands of disabled children through a new initiative as part of our ‘Glory in the Community- programmes.
Perth Glory has teamed up with non-for-profit organisation Therapy Focus, Western Australia-s largest provider of therapy and support services to children with a disability or learning disadvantage.
Perth Glory is proud to support the Symphony of Sunflowers, which is a new initiative run by Therapy Focus and encourages everyone to plant a sunflower to spread the important message of including children with disabilities in the community.
This exciting event will be launched on December 3 to coincide with the International Day of People with Disability. Perth Glory supporters are urged to help the great work done by Therapy Focus by purchasing a Symphony of Sunflowers seed kit and plant a sunflower garden to be nurtured through until February.
During the three month growing period, participants are encouraged to send pictures of their sunflower garden with the chance to win a $10,000 garden makeover or one of five $1,000 garden prizes.
The winning gardens will be judged by a panel of experts including Perth Glory superstar Chris Coyne, who has jumped on board for this wonderful cause.
“Having three boys of my own, I know how important it is for children to make friends and feel included in sport and at school,” Coyne said.
“It-s great to see such a positive event to help the community recognise the abilities of all children.”
At Perth Glory-s blockbuster match against Sydney FC on Sunday November 22, Therapy Focus staff and volunteers will be distributing promotional flyers, selling sunflower seed kits and collecting donations outside the ground at each entry gate.
Therapy Focus will be producing 10,000 Symphony of Sunflowers seed kits which are available for sale throughout Perth at local Rick Hart and Waldecks stores or online by clicking here. All proceeds will go to providing specialised aids and equipment to children with disabilities.
We urge all members to pledge their generosity for a cause that will help many disabled children and families in our local community.