Celebration of abilities

L-R: Deanne Marlow, Cheryl Greene, Lorraine Paul, Cosmin Puia, Gill Watts, Prof Lyn Beazley and Lorraine Williams.  Staff and guests enjoy themselves with
L-R: Deanne Marlow, Cheryl Greene, Lorraine Paul, Cosmin Puia, Gill Watts, Prof Lyn Beazley and Lorraine Williams. Staff and guests enjoy themselves with "ties and tiaras" at Good Samaritan Industries to celebrate International Day of Disability.

Consumer Protection Commissioner Anne Driscoll, Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley and Governor Malcolm McCusker were special guests at the Ties and Tiaras party, which included a live band, dancing, food, activities and award presentations.

Six Sarah Potter awards of cash were given to staff with disabilities who had shown a positive attitude, grown personally and professionally, contributed to workplace morale, showed interest in others’ welfare and participated in community activities.

Ten $1000 scholarships from the Ralph Sutton Education Fund were awarded to Year 12 students with a disability to help them to enter the workforce or further their career aspirations.

The organisation employs more than 250 staff with disabilities in its retail outlets and Canning Vale factory.