Think back to being a kid where the playground was the bees knees and you could literally make believe that you were anywhere doing anything. These structures were more than just play equipment, they were dreamworlds where anything could happen and no amount of time spent there was enough. Now think how it would feel if you were not able to play on these magical wonderlands because of a disability.
Boundless Canberra is the organisation that you'll be supporting by attending the screening and The National Children's Playground Project is the name of the project they're working on. They are aiming to build an all-abilities playground in the national capital precinct.
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If you think it's important that children of all abilities have the chance to imagine and play on playgrounds then your support for the screening could really make a difference. Part of their mission is to 'foster inclusion and respect for our fellow Australians, reinforce how we see ourselves and how we want the rest of Australia to see us when they visit their national capital. The project is a gift to Canberra and the Nation's children from the wider community.' More Information is available here
They're raising money for this incredibly worthy cause by hosting a charity screening of the upcoming movie Rise of The Guardians, which actually looks pretty cool. It's been described as 'an epic adventure that tells the story of a group of heroes – each with extraordinary abilities who must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.' Seems like a pretty fitting film for the occasion.
The screening is co-ordinated by Therapy ACT in line with their efforts 'to improve the lives of people in the ACT by providing multidisciplinary assessment, therapy and support services for children, young people and adults in relation to a developmental delay or developmental disability.'
The screening is at 6:30pm Friday 14th December and will cost you $15 - but it'll be $15 very well spent raising money for this great cause. Tickets can be purchased directly from Therapy ACT offices in Holder and Belconnen. They are currently scoping out other sites within the Community Services Directorate to become ticket selling points, so you can check in to see if there's a more convenient selling point soon. Alternatively, people can call 62071360 or email Amanda.Kwong@act.gov.au to book tickets and pay on the night. It's a great cause that I hope the community gets behind.