Roll up, roll up

Calling all buddies, this is your last chance to sign up for our Western Sydney hub launch.

Taking place this Thursday (25/8) at Dooleys Lidcombe, this is your chance to meet the Gig Buddies team and to find more about who we are and what we do.


We’ll be providing nibbles, while attendees will have the opportunity to also snap up some exclusive Gig Buddies merchandise. Whether you’re paired up, an unmatched buddy or volunteer, or an interested parent or support worker - we want to see and hear from you.


To find out more about our Western Sydney hub launch, and to book your place, load up the following link.

 

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

 

Spring loaded


On the subject of our socials, tickets to our September outings are being snapped up.

As a reminder, next month we invite you to join us for a night of stand-up comedy at the Kirribilli Club. One week later (Tuesday 13/9) we head to Redfern to check out Bus Stop Films’ ‘Inclusively Curated’ movie night.


Then, on Saturday 17th we’re attending two live music events: join us either on the Central Coast for their free concert, featuring Dan Sultan and other acts, or head west and hit up Workers Blacktown for an 80s offering.


Load up the links below if you would like to join us:

- Comedy night @ Kirribilli Club: Thursday 8 September. $12

- Bus Stop Films’ ‘Inclusively Curated’ movie night @ 107 Redfern: Tuesday 13 September. $10

- Central Coast Music Festival @ Gosford Stadium: Saturday 17 September. Free

- Never Ending 80s @ Workers Blacktown: Saturday 17 September. $39


Gig Buddies’ facilitated group events are for signed up participants and volunteers only. Our Western Sydney hub launch, however, is open to people who are interested in finding out more about the project.

 

Gigging in Gosford


For those of you interested in joining us in Gosford for the Central Coast Music Festival, we have updated the information within our online shop.


While we’ll be arriving for midday, the gig gets going at 10am. For anyone who wants to bask in a full day of music, arrangements can be made to meet inside the venue.


Our updated shop also includes set times and parking options. To find out more about our plans for the Central Coast Music Festival, click on the following link.


And if you have any questions about 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.

 

Each and every week we invite buddies to connect with us for our weekly chat.

Our chats take place via Zoom. To attend get in touch via text: 0422 061 990 or Facebook Messenger.

 

Eyes down!


Last Wednesday night was a hoot - thanks to everyone who joined us in Zetland for drag bingo.

We had lots of laughs courtesy of event host, Prada Clutch, while a number of buddies took home prizes.


To see more photos from our outing at Zetland Hotel, click here.

 

🎵Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want🎵


Our monthly online gathering returns this Thursday.


Taking place between 8 - 9pm, we invite you to join us on Zoom for a spot of 90s karaoke.

Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Hanson, S Club - we’ll be blasting out all the classics. To join us for Thursday’s 90s karaoke, load up the link below:


Thursday 25 August

- Gig Buddies 90s karaoke @ 8pm


All online activities 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: info@gigbuddiessydney.org or info@gigbuddiescentralcoast.org or call/SMS us on 0402 708 814.

 

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: 0422 061 990 or Facebook Messenger.

 

COVID-19 Vaccinations update


The NSW Chief Health Officer has extended the current exemption that allows workers (and volunteers) who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to continue to work if they have been assessed as being essential to the operation of the service.


All workers (and volunteers) who have not yet received their booster must also take reasonable steps to get the booster as soon as practical. The exemption has been extended to September 6 2022.


If you haven’t done this yet, it’s important that you send the latest copy of your vaccination certificate to Gig Buddies ASAP. The certificate must show the dates on which you have received all THREE doses of the COVID vaccine.


Similarly, for those who have been granted an exemption from a medical professional, we require a copy of any relevant documentation.


You can access your vaccination certificate through your Medicare or MyGov account. Please send this certificate to info@gigbuddiessydney.org or via text/WhatsApp it to 0411 252 228.

 

Matthew Collins

Gig Buddies Central Coast coordinator

info@gigbuddiescentralcoast.org

 

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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.