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Thai-Riffic Fundraiser - 2014

13 August 2014

It was terrific to see so many people at the recent Thai-Riffic fundraiser held on Tuesday the 12th of August. A delicious banquet of Thai food was dished out and everyone walked out very full. A big thank you to all who attended and donated to the night with all proceeds going to our Benetook Chooks farm. We also had a lucky ticket winner Hannah McCullagh, who took home a beautiful bottle of Penfolds Bin 8, kindly donated by Bankmecu.

SRS would also like to thank Qualia Wines for their kind donation of wines and also Thai-Riffic for their beverage donation and wonderful venue.

Qualia Wine Thai-riffic bankmecu

Thai Photos 2014

Community Partnership and TAFE Expo 2014

29 July 2014

Mildura Rural City Council

SRS was successful with a Community Partnership Grant application from the Mildura Rural City Council to assist Benetook Chooks with purchasing equipment - a big thank you to MRCC and their very kind contribution.

SRS at TAFE Expo 2014

SRS also got to show case what we have on offer at Benetook Chooks, Respite and our volunteers program at the recent TAFE Expo. All the people that visited the stand got a first hand account from Tasha and Chloe of how good our facilities are and how wonderful it is to work and visit Benetook Chooks. In fact they were doing such a great job, I wasn't allowed to leave my post, not even for a second. Well done ladies and thank you for all your great help.

- Domenic Carrazza - Marketing Manager

Searching for Solace

25 July 2014

Benetooks Chooks art participants have recently completed an painting titles ‘Searching for Solace’. This piece has been entered into the Arts Access Australia Multimedia Exhibition ‘Discrimination: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly!’ Artists involved in the project included: Tasha Whitton, Paul Taggert, Phil Taggert, Dan Carter, Alan Turvey, Anita Levey, Michael Pederson and Damien Timms.

'Searching for Solace' represents how people with disabilities sometimes do not understand when they are being discriminated against and how they often need to rely on someone else to help stand up for their rights. The hands in the work represent this support. The person shows how sometimes a person can feel alone and isolated and to be standing in the in the dark. The hands represent carers, family and friends who work to protect people with disabilities from discrimination.

We are now waiting to see if our entry will be accepted to join this world traveling exhibition. Fingers crossed!

Benetook Chooks Painting Searching for Solace

Tasha Flies a Kite

15 July 2014
Benetook Chooks craft program recently made kites. In last weeks' windy weather it was a perfect opportunity for participants to learn how to fly them. Lots of laughs were had and it was a fun way for all involved to get some exercise and fresh air on the farm!

Tasha flying a kite

New Chickens Arrive at Benetook Chooks

20 May 2014

Today saw the arrival of our first batch of chickens for our Benetook Chooks farm. We had our clients on hand to assist with unloading and placing them in their new home. What a happy group of hens they were!

Now it's time to let them familiarize themselves with their new place of residents and eventually lay some yummy free range eggs. Stay tuned and we will let you know when they become available.


Thai-Riffic Fundraising Night - 12 August

16 May 2014

Yes, its fundraising time again! This time, at Thai-Riffic on Tuesday, 12 August at 7:00 PM.

Tickets are available for purchase as of today, for $100.00 per person - this includes banquet, beer, wine and soft drinks, plus the chance to win a prize on the night!

This is a wonderful opportunity to grab a group of friends or family and enjoy a night out of fine food and drinks.

To purchase tickets, simply head to our Consulting Suite at 877 Fifteenth Street Mildura.

New Position Available - Personal Assistant

17 April 2014
SRS has a 12 month parental leave cover position available in the form of the Executive Assistant - see our Current Positions page for more details.

Carnevale - Italian Style

08 April 2014

It was fun in the sun for the SRS - Carnevale Italian Style fundraiser which attracted 140 people at Oak Valley Estate Winery on Saturday April 5. The luncheon began underneath the vines with a 5 course banquet fit for a king and ended with traditional short black coffee and Italian canolli and custard. SRS clients had an absolute ball with some clients even dancing to the beautiful sound of the accordion. SRS would like to thank all those who attended and even those who couldn't make it, but made a donation.

A big sincere thank you to all our sponsors and donors who made the fundraiser possible:

  • Stefano's Cafe & Bakery
  • Mildura Brewery
  • Stefano for cooking Risotto
  • Mildura One Stop Wholesaler
  • Mary Dimasi for the Canolli
  • Coca Cola
  • Mary Nesci for Zipolli
  • Banjos Bakery
  • Vittoria Coffee
  • Mildura Weekly
  • Joe Blafari and Domenic Parenti - Accordion players
  • Radio Station 99.5FM
  • Sunraysia Daily
  • PFD foods
  • Thomson Linen
  • Murray River Salt
  • Saint Josephs College - Volunteers
  • DVDit
  • Green Goddess Flowers
  • Quality Foods Albury
  • Ange Lamattina Vegetables

Photos from Carnevale event

New positions available: Respite Senior Worker

04 April 2014

SRS has two brand new spots available in the form of the Respite Senior Worker positions!

This role will see the successful applicant overseeing all activities under the roof of our Respite setting in Johns Street, providing supervision and support to the Respite team and our clients, as well as their families.

For more information, take a look at our Current Positions page.

Bunnings BBQ

11 March 2014

It was sizzle sausage time on Sunday March 9 at the annual SRS - Bunnings BBQ on 15th Street. A huge crowd came along to support our BBQ with over one thousand dollars raised. Fantastic effort, everyone!

A big thank you to Bunnings Mildura, all our Volunteers who helped on the day and not forgetting our wonderful clients who also helped cook all the sausages. All proceeds from the BBQ will go towards Benetook Chooks in assisting to further develop our wonderful project.

Bunnings BBQ photos

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