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Apr 17, 2024

Northcott's inclusive swimming carnival a splashing success

Early Childhood Event Fundraising News

Last month, we held our annual swimming carnival at the Blacktown Aquatic Centre. The kids arrived all pumped up and eager for the fun day ahead.

The event started with age-related races and lots of kids had the chance to participate in more than one race which was great to see. But it wasn’t just about competing. Even the kids who didn’t race had a blast. They splashed around, played games, and cheered on their friends. It was a day filled with lots of joy!

When all the age-related races were done it was time for the highlight of the carnival: the rubber duck challenge. Everyone gathered around the pool, excitement in the air as rubber ducks of all colours were thrown into the water, waiting to be claimed.

Inclusive fun for all

The challenge began and the kids started diving in the pool reaching for ducks and trying to outmanoeuvre each other. Water splashed everywhere, and the pool became a hive of activity.

The annual swimming carnival had once again lived up to its reputation as one of the most fun events of the year. And as the kids headed home, we could hear them counting down the days until next year’s carnival.

A special thanks to those who made this swimming carnival possible

This day of fun and inclusion was made possible thanks to a 2023 CommBank Staff Foundation Community Grant and our Giving Day Heroes Terry Shields Toyota, Skipper Jacobs Charitable Trust, Baresque Group, The Kraftsmen Property Group, Parra Leagues and the many other friends who got behind Neon November to support opportunities and extras that make life brighter for people with disability.

Volunteering at an event for children with disability is incredibly fulfilling. It’s heartwarming and feels good to know that you have had a positive experience while making a difference in the lives of others.

Kelly, Baresque
Child with his family outside of pool
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