Scarborough’s Sambo’s Deli donates $500 to disability charity

Scarborough’s Sambo’s Deli donates $500 to disability charity

A SCARBOROUGH business owner has donated $500 to a local disability centre around the corner from her lunch bar.

Amy Le started Sambo’s Deli and Lunch Bar in 2010 and had regular visits from clients at the City of Stirling’s Joe Camilleri disability day centre.

“Everyday they come into the shop so they have supported me all those years, they are really good customers,” Ms Le said.

“It’s a pleasure to have them around.”

Ms Le said in her birth country of Vietnam it was not common to see services like the day centre for people with a disability.

“I want them to spend the money on something that will make them happy like movies or going out,” she said.

Despite her generous donation, Ms Le aims to give back more in future.

“I feel like nothing is good enough, it’s great to see them in my shop every day; it keeps me smiling,” she said.

“This country is amazing and I feel thankful to be here in Australia, I love to contribute back to the country that helped me.”

Stirling community services manager Chris Brereton said the Joe Camilleri Day Club supported 50 clients aged 18-65 years with an intellectual disability.

“The centre focuses on celebrating ability and providing a space that encourages individuals to participate in skill development opportunities, social interaction, community participation and awareness raising activities, activities that build self-esteem and to have fun,” he said.

“This donation will be used to purchase assisted technology to enable the participants of the centre to have connections with the wider community and have greater independence.

“Donations like this will help people with disabilities to continue to break down barriers and to benefit from opportunities that they might not have had.”