Get in the swim and lap up fun

Warwick Indoor Recreation and Aquatic Centre fitness co-ordinator Brendan Iles and aquatic co-ordinator Karen Peters with raffle items.
Warwick Indoor Recreation and Aquatic Centre fitness co-ordinator Brendan Iles and aquatic co-ordinator Karen Peters with raffle items. Jojo Newby

EVERYONE will have the chance to get involved this Disability Action Week with the addition of a raffle and swim-a-thon to help raise money for Youngcare.

Youngcare is an organisation that works to keep people with disabilities out of aged-care homes.

WIRAC's wet area co-ordinator and one of the event organisers Karen Peters said the added activities would help make this year's Disability Action Week better than ever.

"There are over 75,000 young Australians with high care needs that are living in aged care," she said.

"Youngcare works to change this by building more age appropriate housing, financially assisting through at-home care grants and providing information and advice through the Youngcare Connect hotline."

The week, which runs from September 6-13, starts with a fun day at the pool for children and adults with special needs. Ms Peters said that on September 12 there would be an expo at WIRAC with raffles and baked goods on offer.

"Later that evening WIRAC is hosting a swim-a-thon, from 5pm to 7pm for anyone wanting to help raise money for Youngcare," she said.

"This is now the third year WIRAC has been involved in Disability Action Week and the staff and patrons are all getting behind this fundraising venture."

Nomination forms for the swim-a-thon and tickets in the multi-draw raffle are available at WIRAC. The full program of events is on http://www.wirac.com.au.



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