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Q&A – Getting to know Bri & Robbie

What would surprise people about you? Bri – It surprises people that I can dance. Rob – It surprises people that I am an actor and that I have performed at the Sydney Opera House. How would your friends describe you? Bri – Bubbly, Friendly, and Kind Rob – Funny, Serious, Ready for action, Will… Read More »

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Grant from The Ian Potter Foundation

Fighting Chance has received a generous grant from The Ian Potter Foundation of $90 000 towards our goal of opening a new Avenue Work Hub in Sutherland, to give people with significant disability equal access to economic participation. The Ian Potter Foundation is one of Australia’s major philanthropic foundations. The Foundation makes grants nationally to… Read More »

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Support Spencer Cotie’s Paralympics Dream

Spencer Cotie is 16 years old and is a year 11 student at Killarney Heights High School. Spencer says that, like most of his peers, he is a ‘a die hard sports fan’ but he never thought he’d ‘get the opportunity to play any competitive sports.’ That is, until he discovered Boccia. Spencer has cerebral… Read More »

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NDIS Pre Planning at Fighting Chance

With NDIS coming to Northern Sydney from July 2016, Fighting Chance is committed to supporting our community to get ready for the transition, and to build confidence about entering the scheme. To achieve this, Fighting Chance will be offering 1:1 Pre-Planning sessions (which we are calling ‘NDIS Navigation’ sessions) with specially trained members of the FC… Read More »

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NDIS Pre-Planning Workshop at Fighting Chance

On Friday 19th and Saturday 20th February, Fighting Chance will be hosting the next instalment in our NDIS information series, an NDIS Pre-Planning Workshop led by supports coordinator Pieta Manning. The workshop will last 3 hours, and during that time Pieta will provide resources and guidance to help you to begin your pre-planning. The session will include:… Read More »

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Doesn’t Feel Like Work!?

The first person I see in the morning when I wake up is my carer. They get me out of bed in the morning and they help me to bed at night. My team of carers don’t just do those personal care kind of jobs though. They also help me swimming, busking, shopping…a whole range… Read More »

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Us & Them

Is there a difference between not actively excluding and ACTUALLY including? In this day and age it is completely unacceptable to discriminate against someone on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexuality, age, disability and so on. Anti-discrimination laws have been brought in over time in the hope of tackling the issue of minority groups… Read More »

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We Wheely Need A Safety Net!

There is never a good time to be sick or injured. For the average person having a broken leg is a real setback and using crutches is stressful and tiring. For someone in a wheelchair, your chair virtually becomes an extension of your body. When your wheelchair breaks, it is like you have broken a… Read More »

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NDIS workshop at Fighting Chance

In advance of the NDIS roll out across NSW from 1 July 2016, Fighting Chance will be hosting a workshop on Friday 13 November 2015 to help people with disability and their families start to prepare for the transition. The goal of the workshop is to give people with disability and their parents/guardians/family members, who are… Read More »

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Fighting Chance on Nova!

On Wednesday 19 August 2015 the Fighting Chance team were lucky enough to be invited to Nova Radio to watch an ad being recorded to publicise our upcoming annual dinner! Four interns went into Nova’s studio to see the ad being recorded live. You can hear the fabulous ad here: A massive thank you to… Read More »