23.11.2018

What’s the latest with What’s On and the team from Vivid?

Vivid and the Riverine Herald have joined forces to see What’s On magazine delivered to businesses across town, while also providing purposeful participation for adults with intellectual disabilities in Echuca-Moama.

From December 3, friendly faces from the Vivid Work Skills program will be dropping copies of What’s On into Hare St businesses.

Riv advertising manager Kristy Hayes said the partnership was a win-win for both organisations.

‘‘All the locals love What’s On, we just had a bit of trouble trying to get it to as many people as we possibly could,’’ she said.

‘‘We knew the Vivid team were looking at getting the people they support out and about in the community so we figured it was a bonus for both of us.’’

Vivid chief executive Scott Alexander was delighted with the partnership.

‘‘We’re very pleased the Riverine Herald has been so generous in providing us with this opportunity,’’ he said.

‘‘All the people Vivid supports are adults with intellectual disabilities and the goals of the program are to provide them with pathways to additional learning and life skills and the holy grail — pathways to employment.

‘‘And the arrangement we are about to embark on with the Riverine Herald gives the members of our Work Skills program that chance to get out in the community and do meaningful work.

‘‘If they weren’t doing it someone else would have to — so it really is work with purpose.’’

(Photo and article from Riverine Herald, 23 November)

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