The Big Event Launch of our Bus
The rain held off until the event concluded! Some 150 supporters and guests joined in the celebration and the 'commissioning' and 'dedication' of a fully modified bus. Pictures tell 'a thousand words' and the photographs display it all.
The Chairperson of Freedom Across Australia Professor John Yeo, joined with our Patrons Barbara Perry and Laurie Ferguson in cutting the ribbon to officially commission the Bus.
The bus together with the specially modified trailer now make a fantastic rig to enhance the travel adventures of people with disability.
Long Distance Touring with Freedom Across Australia
This activity began in 1988 called "Travel 43" [after Ward 43 in Lidcombe Hospital] as an avenue to encouraging self confidence and also to enhance quality of living for people living with disabilities (physical and mental). In 2000 a trust was established called Freedom Across Australia to enhance the activity and this in turn came under the umbrella of a the Auburn Lidcombe Lions Club. Go to the FAA website for information on the tours and other associated activities.
1986 idea mooted
Cutting the Ribbon by FAA Patrons Barbara Perry and Laurie Ferguson.
Happy group including Chairperson, co Chairperson, Peter Stokes FAA Secretary, Steve Bushell Auburn/Lidcombe Lions President.
FAA co Chairperson John Hebblewhite speaking to supporters.
Bird Yard Big Band who played great music for the 'Big Event".
The trailer being opened for display.