Tuesday, November 17, 2009

SouthPort Daylinks, 21 years old this year, held their Annual General Meeting today.
SPDL provides wonderful programmes which enable frail elderly people and people with disabilities to participate in community life and continue to live independently.
  • Over 18,000 trips were provided by DayLinks Community Transport over the financial year

  • GardenMates links people who enjoy gardening who have some free time with people who cannot maintain their own gardens because of frailty or disability

  • WalkMates links a suitable volunteer waling companion to an elderly person or person with a disability who needs some for of support, either physical or encouragement, 'to go for a walk'

  • PetLinks helps frail aged people and people with disabilities care for their animal companions at home through dog walking, pet grooming, pet transport and foster care

The service absolutely depends on volunteers and more are always welcomed. SPDL has no recurrent funding for replacement cars. Therefore the generosity of people who have provided funds for replacement cars is hugely appreciated.

Among other generous donors who were mentioned were BP South Melbourne who provide car wash vouchers which mean the cars always look smart and clean.

SPDL offers a range of volunteering possibilities.

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