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Champion Helps Support Macarthur Indigenous Community

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Former Rabbitoh Beau Champion, recently represented Souths Cares at the Macarthur Gateway Resource Services Getting It Together event in Campbelltown.

Aimed at bringing the local Aboriginal community together, the one day event saw over 38 different services and agencies participate, as well as fostering positive engagement with the Aboriginal community through the showcasing of a variety of local services.

“Macarthur Gateway Resources is a well-respected and effective organisation, so when they asked Souths Cares Employment Programs to join them for Getting It Together we didn’t hesitate,” said Souths Cares’ NCAP* Aboriginal Employment Advisor, Teressa.

“Our two organisations share the philosophy of fostering positive engagement with the community, and events like this play a big part in the take-up of services.

“Putting a face to a name assists them in seeking assistance, and as the NCAP Program Adviser in Sydney’s South West, it is important for me to get out and meet as many community members as I can.”

The Program is designed to identify, create and support opportunities for sustainable education, training and employment outcomes for Aboriginal people.

Champion, attended the event to support the Macarthur region’s Aboriginal community.

“Having a role model like Beau involved in the event really helped engage the community," said Teressa.

“Beau was able to talk with many hundreds of people that attended, about staying motivated and focussed on achieving their dreams as well as advice on how to live a healthier and more active lifestyle.

“Macarthur Gateway Resource Service should be congratulated on a very successful community event and Souths Cares is looking forward to attending their next one,” Teressa concluded.

*NCAP (New Careers for Aboriginal People Program) is funded by the NSW GOVERNMENT Department of Industry.