For the first time ever, attendees to our 7th birthday party will have the chance to snag some exclusive Gig Buddies merchandise.
On the night we’ll be selling t-shirts ($30 each, available in S, L and XL) and tea towels ($20), while we’ll also be running a lucky prize draw - giving three people the chance to win gift vouchers.
It’s been a long time since we’ve had the opportunity to bring the entire Gig Buddies community together.
Whether you’re based in Sydney or on the Central Coast, we invite you to join us as we celebrate turning 7.
Limited tickets are still available. To buy yours, and to find out more information about the gig, load up the following link.
Coming from the Coast
For those living on the Central Coast who’d like to attend our 7th birthday party, check out the suggested train times below.
From Tuggerah: 4:43pm
From Gosford: 5:01pm
From Woy Woy: 5:12pm
The train times listed above arrive into Central Station at 6:29pm. The party starts at 7pm; Shark Bar is approximately a 10 minute walk from Central Station (see image below).
Our birthday party finishes at 10pm. Return trains from Central run frequently throughout the night.
The train leaving Central Station at 9:48pm runs to the following schedule:
Return to Woy Woy, arriving at: 11:03pm
Return to Gosford, arriving at 11:16pm
Return to Tuggerah, arriving at 11:40pm
The train leaving Central Station at 10:48pm runs to the following schedule:
Return to Woy Woy, arriving at: 12:07am
Return to Gosford, arriving at 12:19am
Return to Tuggerah, arriving at 12:39am
Please get in contact if you’re coming from the Central Coast. We’ll introduce you to others from the region, encouraging attendees to travel as a group.
Last week we dropped details of the other events we’re to attend during the month of May.
Limited tickets remain for our outing at Socares Central Coast Animal Shelter, while we still have a number of spaces available for our gathering at Leichhardt Oval.
We’ll be walking dogs, patting cats and making animal toys on the Central Coast (22/5), and one week later (28/5) - for the first time ever - we’ll be going to the rugby union.
To join us in Erina or in Leichhardt for the Super Rugby Pacific clash between NSW Waratahs and Auckland Blues, load up the links below:
Winners are grinners
On subject of our gatherings, thanks to everyone who attended last Wednesday’s Star Wars trivia.
Congratulations to team members Ben, Keith, Ben, Brendan, Andrew, Vicky, Jack, Chelsea and Xena for taking out first prize at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel.
To see more photos from our ‘May the fourth’ catch up, click here.
And while you’re there, be sure to also check out recent galleries from our outings at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues for Jellybean Jam, and from our trip to Mona Vale’s Park House for Trivia Tuesdays.
Pens and paper at the ready
Are you at a loose end this Thursday afternoon? Come join us on Zoom as we get arty!
We’ll be creating two visual masterpieces. Have your texter, colouring pens and A4 pieces of paper at the ready.
In addition to Thursday’s online event, we also invite buddies to connect with us at 4pm tomorrow (Tuesday 10/5) for our weekly chat. To attend get in touch via text: 0411 252 228 or Facebook Messenger.
And to find out more about this week’s online offering (and to sign up), load up the link below.
Thursday 12 May
All online games will take place via Zoom. For information on how to use Zoom, load up the following easy read guide written by Learning Disability Wales. Alternatively, click here to check out our 'how to use Zoom' video.
If you have any questions or would like more information, send us an email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call/SMS us on 0402 708 814.
Thanks to all of our fantastic volunteers who have sent through an updated version of their vaccination certificate. We really appreciate you doing this so quickly.
If you haven’t done this yet, it’s important that you send the latest copy of your vaccination certificate to Chelsea ASAP. The certificate must show the dates on which you have received all THREE doses of the COVID vaccine.
You can access your vaccination certificate through your Medicare or MyGov account. Please send this certificate to email@example.com or via text/Whatsapp it to 0412 145 819.
The Public Health Order (PHO), mandated by NSW Health, was recently updated to mandate that all workers/volunteers within the disability sector must receive their third COVID-19 booster shot if they are to continue working/volunteering.
The deadline for all volunteers to have their 3rd COVID Booster vaccination is 1st June 2022.
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns about this. Alternatively, for more information from NSW Health load up the following link.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 Isolation Update
As you may have recently heard, NSW Health announced changes to the isolation requirements for individuals who are deemed household or close contacts of people confirmed to have COVID-19. However, please be advised that the updated self isolation advice for household and close contacts does not apply to people visiting or working/volunteering in the disability sector.
In short, if you are a household or close contact of a person with a confirmed COVID-19 positive test, as per NSW Health we strongly recommend you to exercise caution.
We advise that you do not meet up with your buddy in a face-to-face setting for at least seven days. We also recommend the use of masks and hand sanitiser following this period, and potentially looking to facilitate catch-ups in outdoor, minimally-crowded areas to avoid potential transmission.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: we can be reached on 02 9419 6951 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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