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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

Benetook Chooks lays its first egg

11 March 2014

There was no laying around at Benetook Chooks, with the exciting news that 'Georgie' our new hen had layed the first egg at Benetook Chooks.

Our very own SRS and Benetook Chooks client, Paul Taggert was the first on the scene to retrieve the golden egg. The smile on his face says it all.

Be sure to check out our Benetook Chooks page for all the latest updates!

Benetook Chooks photo - first egg

Benetook Chooks at Mildura Central, Alan Chalkley retires

11 March 2014

Alan Chalkley Retires after 22 Years with SRS

On Wednesday the 21st January, Alan announced his retirement, which SRS accepted with thanks and gratitude. Alan has been with SRS since 27th April 1992 and working in a program linked to SRS since 1988. Over the years Alan, also donated $20 from every pay, with an estimated contribution of $11,440 over his career. He has remained loyal to families that he has supported during the many years of service and continued to provide support outside of working hours.

We could all learn a few lessons from Alan (and some of us have!). Alan extends an invitation to his past colleagues to drop in and have a chat.

Benetook Chooks at Mildura Central

Benetook Chooks had the pleasure of having a display stand at Mildura Central on Friday the 21st February to promote SRS, Respite, Volunteering and of course, our Benetook Chooks project. The community was fantastic with their continued support for our Sponsor a Chook campaign, with everyone digging deep. Everyone loved the idea of sponsoring a chook which they get to name, and let me tell you, we have some classic names and SRS even send out an official certificate of authenticity. Kids and adults had a chance to meet 'Benny', our Benetook Chooks Mascot with plenty of selfies taken.

Benny the Chook and Alan Chalkley

'The World According to Dan' featured at 'Have Your Say' Conference - Geelong

10 February 2014

SRS presented 'The World According to Dan' which features Dan and his family’s journey to home ownership and his excitement and enthusiasm. The documentary provides a unique insight into the human impact of achieving independence for people with special needs.

The video was received very well from all those that attended the conference and they were all very excited about the unique model in Sunraysia. SRS would like to thank Dan, Pam and Harry Carter for the opportunity to share their story, and hope that other families can experience the same sense of achievement.

Curious to see the documentary yourself? Check it out at our brand new Videos page.

Have a Say conference

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