About $25,000 raised at Goulburn Valley disability support service's dinner and charity auction.RIAHN SMITH February 18, 2014 4:55am
Avni Sali, Barry Kruse, Adam Furphy, Jeannie Furphy, Chris McPherson and Kate Palmer at disability support service ConnectGV's dinner and charity auction that raised about $25,000 to support young people with autism.
Generous people spent thousands of dollars on Friday night to support young people with autism.
The ConnectGV dinner and charity auction raised about $25
ConnectGV chief executive Bruce Giovanetti said about 145 people turned out to the gala event, which also introduced four new ambassadors to the community.
‘‘It’s a service purely funded from community support, no government funding is available, and there’s no other service like it in the GV area,’’ Mr Giovanetti said.
‘‘It’s a much-needed program because there are up to 90 families in Shepparton with young people with autism who require respite over the period of a year.’’
Mr Giovanetti said the new ambassadors — J. Furphy and Sons’ Adam Furphy, Netball Australia chief executive Kate Palmer, integrative medicine professor Avni Sali and McPherson Media Group’s Chris McPherson — would be great assets to the organisation.
‘‘We want to promote the organisation and raise awareness of disability in the community,’’ Mr Giovanetti said.
‘‘Some people with disability can be seen to be left out of the community environment due to their disability and we need to look at how we can break down some of the barriers.
‘‘Our four ambassadors will work towards encompassing a fully-inclusive community.’’
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