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August looks like this……

A Sunday roast, dinner outings, movie catch ups, axe throwing, an over 40s gathering and three festivals: we’ve plenty going on during the month of August.

We’re facilitating NINE Gig Buddies’ socials, connecting with buddies in Paddington, Mortdale, Roseville, Marrickville, Erina, North Sydney, Five Dock, Penrith and Auburn.


To join us for any of our August outings, load up the links below.


 

Are you looking to volunteer?


We need volunteers! Click on the image above for current roles on the Central Coast and the graphic below for opportunities in Sydney.


If you have any questions or would like more information, contact us via Facebook or email: info@gigbuddiessydney.org

 

Join us in July


And tickets to our July outings are selling fast!


As a reminder, we’re inviting buddies to join us in Parramatta, Gladesville, Miranda, Gosford, the CBD, Surry Hills, Emu Plains and Duffys Forest as we serve up food outings, live music, movies, seasonal celebrations, NRL, karaoke and tree planting.

To join us for any of our July offerings, load up the links below:



If you have questions about any of our forthcoming events, get in touch: we can be reached via Facebook Messenger, email: info@gigbuddiessydney.org or via text or phone call on 0411 252 228.

 

Out and about


On the subject of our socials, we’ve facilitated three since our last newsletter.

We caught up with buddies in Chester Hill, Concord and Ingleburn. Thank you to everyone who joined us for dinners and karaoke.


To see more snaps from our recent gatherings, click here.

 

Matched up


And we’ve been busy on the training and pairing front since our last update.

Firstly, we’re delighted to welcome our new matches: Andrew and Luke (left, L - R), Raymond and Haileigh (centre, L - R), Gillian and Gerard (right, L - R), and Emily Tomasetti and Shraddha Sood (not pictured).


It’s great to have you all on board.

 

Ready to go


We’ve also taken time to prep one new volunteer.

We want to say thanks to Christopher (above) for joining us on Zoom for our online training. We look forward to matching him up soon.

 

Are you in the market for Gig Buddies’ merchandise?

Click on the image above to get your fill on Gig Buddies goodies. If we haven’t got the size you’re after, get in touch via text Facebook Messenger.

 

Buddy benefits


To say ‘thank you’ to everyone who participates with the project, we’ve created a benefit page - promoting generous offers exclusively available to the Gig Buddies’ community.


“Buddy benefits” are special deals donated to the Gig Buddies project. They’re for all active participants and volunteers.

Thanks to the ongoing generosity of our supporters, we have a number of offers currently up for grabs. Click here to check out our new page.


This is our way of giving back to our community. Be sure to keep an eye on our buddy benefits page for more exclusive offers.


And if you’re a business owner, event organiser or festival facilitator and would like to promote your services or any special offers, feel free to use the same form to get in contact.

 

Add some triumph to your tax return


And lastly, with the end of the financial year almost upon us, why not consider making a tax deductible donation to Gig Buddies?

Gig Buddies is a ‘deductible gift recipient’ (DGR) organisation, allowing us to receive tax deductible gifts or donations. By making a donation you can help reduce your taxable income while playing a part in tackling social isolation for adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism.


Every donation of $2 or more is tax-deductible. A receipt will be issued upon donation; please keep a record for your own tax purposes.


Make a donation by 30 June to claim a deduction on your tax return.


To support Gig Buddies in our ongoing work, click here.

 

Matthew: Central Coast coordinator (0402 708 814)


Carol: CEO (02 9419 6951)

Chelsea: NDIS coordinator (0412 145 819)

Tony: Funding and sponsorship coordinator (02 9419 6951)

Bec: Sydney coordinator (0411 252 228)

Aylin: Western Sydney coordinator (0466 389 961)

Lara: Greater Western Sydney coordinator (0478 045 121)

Sandon: Southern Sydney coordinator (0478 043 996)


 

Would you like more information about Gig Buddies Central Coast? You’re only a click away. Connect with us via the links below.

 

Fancy revelling in legendary status? If so, please support us in our cause to get more people out to live events in Sydney.


Donations over $2 are tax deductible and all are gratefully received.

Gig Buddies Central Coast is an initiative of ACL Disability Services.

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