The Bridge Connects’ Getaways team provide an amazing variety of activities, weekends away, discos and fun events throughout the year and every year the offerings get better and better, or so our participants and families tell us. Recently we held a weekend away in Bendigo and participants enjoyed a few of the fun filled activities on offer in this wonderful city. To start with participants tried their hand at pottery and then went on the ‘talking tram’ before going out for dinner on Saturday night. The next morning participants enjoyed ambling through the Bendigo Market and finding lots of treasures and knick knacks to take home. The participants were very excited to receive their pottery pieces in the post after they had been ‘fired’ in the kiln and said this was a nice memento of their time away.
Brigid in her pottery class
Participants about to board the 'talking tram' in Bendigo
In 2016 we had a couple of new participants join the existing participants who access Getaways each year. Michael just attended his first weekend away to Geelong and thought the whole experience was excellent. Michael’s family reported that Michael couldn’t stop talking about what a great time he had.
Since starting with Getaways, Michael has also been able to re-commence one of his longstanding hobbies which is golf. Fortunately Getaways staff member, Harry, also loves his golf so Michael and Harry have been spending some one on one time together playing golf during the summer months.
Michael and his family have been telling all their friends how wonderful The Bridge Connects support and services are and can’t believe how lucky they are to receive a ROC package with us!