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Flagstaff and Warrigal Warm-Up Walk Event!

The Flagstaff Group and Warrigal have united together to warm-up for the Australia Day Warrigal Community Walk! 

By Flagstaff Tuesday, 23 Jan 2018

Flagstaff and Warrigal Warm-Up Walk Event!
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The Flagstaff Group and Warrigal have united together to warm-up for the Australia Day Warrigal Community Walk!

 Joined by Falstaff’s supported employees and School Leavers Employment Support (SLES) team, representatives from the Wollongong Rollerhawks and a group of Warrigal’s Figtree Village residents known as the ‘Figtree Follies’, we gathered at Wollongong Harbour at 10:30am to hear welcoming speeches from Warrigal CEO, Mark Sewell and Flagstaff CEO, Roy Rogers.

 Warrigal’s Mark Sewell expressed his excitement for the event and stated that “Warrigal is all about ensuring older people have great lives, and it makes sense to partner up with another organisation putting people at the heart of what they do and helping to break down barriers.”

Mark reiterated; “It’s really about celebrating everything older people and people with disabilities can do in our community as we use the day to get out there and have fun with our friends and family”.

 Flagstaff’s Roy Rogers explained that “at Flagstaff, our vision and drive is to unlock people’s potential to do what they and to bring out the best versions of themselves which is why this event perfectly aligns with The Flagstaff Group’s and Warrigal’s values”.

Roy then expressed that “too often, great events overlook different ways to be more inclusive, whereas this Warrigal Community Walk is about forming together and welcoming different people from different generations and all abilities with the same desires to be included in the community and in life”

 Nick Taylor from the Rollerhawks encouraged the community to also take part in the Community Walk; “we are proud to be a part of the Warrigal Walk and encourage all members of the community to participate in this inclusive event”.

Figtree Follie, Jean Whittle, agreed on the importance of being community focused by stating; “having this sense of community makes it more enjoyable and gives us a real sense of pride in representing a great organisation”.

 Although the sky was overcast, the clouds kept at bay and allowed all who attended to have a wonderful 1.2km walk around Wollongong Harbour to the Breakwater Lighthouse and back.  As Roy Rogers stated, this was a great way to get motivated and excited “for this truly inclusive event which is suitable for all generations, abilities and the whole community!”

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