September Newsletter

Willing and Able continues to build community ties.
We have recently renewed our Partnership with Port City Bowling Club, two local organisations working together to support adults with disabilities. Port City Bowling Club donates all their eligible cans and bottles to our Return and Earn centre every week and you will often see the W&A Activities groups having a roll up on the Port City Greens.
Willing & Able has been fortunate enough to receive multiple Club Grants, enabling us to put in a new kitchen in 2020 and commence some very much needed car park upgrades to our premise at 39 Jindalee Road. We will continue to work together with Port City over the next 12 months to build our partnership and create new ways to benefit the Willing & Able team and the broader community.
We are also very excited to announce a new partnership with MJH Multi. Our team at the Renovation and Recycling Warehouse will be working with the MJH Multi team to source second hand building materials, reducing the amount heading to landfill and giving them a second life.
Westpac Helicopter
Leaders Leap – Yes our General Manager Penny is still leaping – however it won’t be in Port Macquarie. Penny will now be abseiling from the top of McDonald Jones stadium in Newcastle later in the year.
By leaping Penny is not only supporting the vital work that the Westpac Rescue Helicopter provides but is demonstrating Willing and Ables commitment to the local community. We will continue to run some raffles and have a donation tin in the Op Shop for anyone who would like to support this fantastic cause.
Activity Groups
The Willing & Able Activity Groups continue to be out and about every week. We are always looking for new things to do and see and in our local community and searching for learnings to enrich the group.
The Team
We are continuing to grow the Willing & Able Team
Two of our newest team members are Justin & Peter.
Justin previously worked with Willing and Able and returned to the team in July. Justin spends one day per week down R&R working in the nursery and one day in the Op Shop. Justin says he is very happy to be back at Willing & Able and enjoys spending time with his friends at work.
Peter joined the Willing & Able team in July this year when he moved into the area. Previously he worked in the wood working section at Valley Industries in Taree. A real win for Willing & Able, Peter arrived with a full skill set and needed very little training before he was off and running.

September Newsletter
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