Intereach takes part in Hay Lions Inclusion Day

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What a privilege it was to be part of the Hay Lions Football and Netball Club’s recent Inclusion Day.

The day aimed to welcome and include all community members with a focus on mental health awareness, while also celebrating NAIDOC Week.

Two of our Hay office staff members – Liz and Loryn – manned the Intereach marquee, representing two of our programs, Ability Links and ROAR.

They offered an interactive ‘ROAR-some Recipes for Resilience’ stand, where local children had a ‘ROAR-some’ time icing their cupcakes with ‘Go-Go Green Gratitude’, ‘Electric Blue Express Empathy’ and ‘Yellow Mellow Mindfulness’ colours which reflected the Resilience Project’s motto of GEM (Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness).

Below the cupcake icing, Liz and Loryn displayed some tips to help generate a positive and resilient lifestyle. The young people loved decorating their iced cupcakes, and there was also the offer of a ‘marshmallow hello hug’ as gratitude for the day.

“We had such an amazing time and were so grateful to be a part of the Inclusion Day community event,” Loryn said.

“The only downfall was that we only ordered just over 100 cupcakes and they were gobbled up within a few short hours! Thankfully we had some of the giant games from our Finley office to keep everyone entertained.

“It was a hugely successful day. There were over a thousand people there and there were the usual Saturday footy and netball matches taking place.

“A huge congratulations to the organisers and the community organisations and businesses who supported the day.”