Sunnyfield Disability Services to celebrate 65 years in Gunnedah

SUNNYFIELD Disability Services will celebrate its 65th birthday in Gunnedah tomorrow.

Sunnyfield’s Chief Executive Officer, Caroline Cuddihy, said the group was extremely proud of its history and its humble beginnings.

“Our 65th Anniversary is a day where we acknowledge our history and shine a light on an extraordinary group of mothers, led by Hazel Whiddon, who in 1952 advocated for equal rights and opportunities and first thought there had to be a better future for their children,” she said.

“It is also a time to celebrate and extend our appreciation to Sunnyfield’s members, families, volunteers, donors, supporters, staff members and the people we serve, as part of the Sunnyfield community.”

Over the past year, Sunnyfield has opened three new community service hubs, expanded its shared living services, invested in a million-dollar upgrade of their three Sunnyfield Enterprises facilities; introduced an innovative vacation care programme during holidays for school aged children, supported more than 150 shared living residents and their families and carers with preparations for their NDIS transition, and implemented accredited training courses for people with disability to continue building bright futures.

“We are united by our passion to deliver greater and equal opportunities for people with disability to engage in a life of their choosing and Sunnyfield looks forward to continuing the journey of creating bright futures”, said Ms Cuddihy.

Sunnyfield remains committed to providing high-quality services of choice, enabling a good life for clients and their families and carers.

Sunnyfield enriches the lives of people with an intellectual disability by creating choice, opportunities and skills for life.

Delivering more than 2250 flexible, personalised support services for clients across NSW and the ACT.

Sunnyfield is a champion for the NDIS and looks forward to continue working with clients, family members and carers to support them for a smooth and positive transition to the NDIS.

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