Fashion statement for a great cause

Denim for Disability Day supporters Asialee, Sinead Brunton from The Centre for Cerebral Palsy, Leah, Abby, Bridie and, at front, Paris and Alyssa. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d4072100
Denim for Disability Day supporters Asialee, Sinead Brunton from The Centre for Cerebral Palsy, Leah, Abby, Bridie and, at front, Paris and Alyssa. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d4072100

Students swapped their school uniforms for denim as part of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week, raising more than $350 towards specialised equipment for the centre.

Therapist Sinead Brunton, who works closely with the school, which has two pupils with cerebral palsy, called in to give the centre’s thanks.

Chief executive Judy Hogben said pupils’ support for the cause and for fellow students with cerebral palsy was overwhelming.

Ms Hogben said the awareness week promoted the message that people with cerebral palsy were equal members of the community and should have equal opportunity.

‘The state and federal governments are introducing great changes to the way people with disability are supported in the community,’ she said.

‘We are proud to be supporting these changes and leading by example.’