This week Tamar Sunrisers were treated to a very special vocational visit to the new upgraded facility of St Giles. Danielle Blewitt was our welcoming and informative host who told us a little of the history of ST Giles then took us on a guided tour of the new specifically buildings which were completed in 2015.
St Giles first opened its doors on March 8th 1939, its primary objective was too look after the victims of the poliomyelitis epidemic. From these very humble beginnings the organisation has continued to grow and prosper into Tasmania's major provider of paediatric multidisciplinary allied health services supporting children with a disability and their families to ensure that families stay together in their own homes. St Giles relies heavily on three major fundraisers to raise revenue for their many programs. They are The Balfour Burn, The Black Diamond Dinner event at St Johns church and the Niche Market. St Giles employs over 70 therapists and helps over 6,000 children each year. Danielle was justifiably proud of her work over the past five years and spoke about the need for continual fundraising to run its programs. I urge all at Tamar Sunrise to get behind this great facility and support their fundraising by either entering the Balfour Burn, buying an item at the Niche Market or going to the Black Diamond dinner. Or you could simply make a donation. All information is on their website: stgiles.org.au Speaking of fundraisers, work continues on The International Women's Day Breakfast and I urge you all to buy your tickets quickly.