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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 9 2008
INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 10, 2008 21 NEWS Charity ball for a plum playground Communities for Communities is raising money to build a playground for Lucas Gardens School students such as Muhamad Al-Asadi, 7, Angus Pang, 10, and Ali User, 13, pictured with Anne Farrell and Karly Abrahams. WHAT: Communities for Communities Gala Charity Ball on August 1 WHERE: Waterview Convention Centre, Bicentennial Park, Olympic Park TICKETS: $150 per person includes three-course gourmet dinner with wine and beer DETAILS: Phone 0419 419 803 or visit www.communitiesforcommunities.com.au FIONA BRADY INNER West residents are invited to have a ball for a great cause. Communities for Communities is hosting a charity ball on August 1 and every cent raised will go towards a special-purpose playground for children from Lucas Gardens School in Five Dock. The school's 34 students are aged between 4 and 20 years of age, and all have severe intellectual or physical disabilities. About 95 per cent rely on wheelchairs. Lucas Gardens' relieving principal Jo- Anne Gardiner said staff and students were very excited about the new playground. ''The playground will have a sensory walkway, acoustic fence, special court for interactive games including wheelchair basketball, a Liberty Swing, landscaped gardens and bike tracks for modified bikes and riding,'' she said. ''It will known as Kaffir Plum Playground after a heritage-listed tree on the site.'' Ms Gardiner said the school was very grateful to Communities for Communities for their support. She described staff and students as ''unique, brilliant, dedicated and amazing''. Anne Farrell from Communities for Com- munities promised the ball would be a ''fabulous night'' with music from the John Field Band. ''People said that last year's ball was the best one they'd ever been to and this year's will be just as good,'' she said.
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