Talented youth celebrate international day

Paralympian Ben Tudhope. Image: Australian Paralympic CommitteeParalympian Ben Tudhope. Image: Australian Paralympic Committee

To celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), Job Centre Australia Choice and Control is hosting the Central Coast’s third annual Fair GoTalent Showcase.

Following the huge success of 2017’s sold out event the Fair Go talent Showcase will feature over 15 performances by local youth with disabilities celebrating their creative talent and ability. Winter Paralympian, Ben Tudhope, Australia’s youngest ever Paralympian, will be a special guest judge. Tudhope will speak about his disability and his achievements, how he approaches obstacles in life. Organiser, JCAL’s Danielle Mayer said” “Every single person who gets up on stage is taking a leap to perform in front of the crowd. “For some this will be a very nerve wracking moment, so we’re really trying to build a platform, an encouraging environment for everyone to be themselves and perform to the best of their ability.” Over 150 audience members registered for the event, all local youth with disabilities and their supporting community groups and carers or local schools.

The event will take place on Friday, November 2 from 9am to 2pm at Wyong Race Club Marquee.

The talent showcase is a free event which enables people of all abilities the chance to shine in an encouraging and nurturing environment. IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to increase the public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability.

Source: Media release, Oct 30 Michelle Weaver, Job Centre Australia

Image: Australian Paralympic Committee