FINE LINE: Lilian Pointing walks the tight rope with Tyrone the Clown at the Beach Day Out for Disability Action Week.
FINE LINE: Lilian Pointing walks the tight rope with Tyrone the Clown at the Beach Day Out for Disability Action Week. Trish Bowman

Community hit the sand for good cause at Beach Day Out

ABOUT 1200 people joined in the fun at Beach Day Out 2014 in Yeppoon last week to celebrate Disability Action Week.

The day was considered a huge success, leaving smiles on many faces.

Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland (CQ Region) regional manager and Beach Day Out Steering and Planning Committee chair Ben Cooke said the day was a massive success.

The community turned out in force to not only have a great day but to support the aims and objectives of the event, namely to break down stereotypes towards those with a disability, to raise awareness of access issues that sometimes prevent people with a disability from equitably accessing services and venues.

"The committee would like to acknowledge the support of the many organisations, volunteers and sponsors who supported the day," he said.

"This event was only made possible through the efforts of many, many people who contributed.

"In particular we would like to acknowledge the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, who not only contributed to the day financially and through funding but were active partners on the committees and contributed dozens of volunteers to assist on the day."

The Beach Day Out Steering Committee this year comprised a partnership of Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland (lead agency), Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, National Disability Co-ordination Officer Program, Livingstone Shire Council, Autism Queensland and Suncare Community Services.



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