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International Day of People with a Disability Award Winners 2019

Congratulations to Mathew Hattam and Serenity Nursery.

SERENITY Nursery and Mathew Hattam have been named The Rural City of Murray Bridge International Day of People with a Disability Award winners for 2019.

Serenity Nursery received the award for a disability friendly, accessible business, program or organisation.

During the past six years the business has employed seven people with a disability, and provided a safe and supportive environment with an emphasis on mentoring and on the job support.

Hardworking Brinkley ReUse Centre employee Mathew Hattam received the individual award for his personal achievements as a person with a disability.

Known for his warm, friendly and cheerful manner and his ability to work with others, Matt has faced many learning and physical barriers in his life with determination and persistence to gain the skills to work independently.

Matt was described as the perfect role model for other people with a disability wanting to learn and grow.

Team Leader Community Development Faith Box said the actions of award winners were a prime example of inclusion, equity and the triumph of human spirit at work in the community.

“These local heroes deserve recognition for their achievements,” she said.

“The awards recognise people with disability who have made a significant contribution to their community, and people or groups within the community who have contributed to the disability sector or improved access and inclusion.

“These qualities and actions are a vital part of our vibrant and thriving communities, and we hope these achievements help to inspire others.”

Award winners were presented with certificates and prizes at the International Day of People with a Disability celebrations, held Friday 29 November at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge.

RCMB Media Release International Day of People with a DisABILITY Award Winner December 2019 Mathew Hattram with Mayor Brenton Lewis websize.jpg

Above: International Day of People with a DisABILITY Award Winner 2019 Mathew Hattam with Mayor Brenton Lewis. 

RCMB Media Release International Day of People with a DisABILITY Award Winner December 2019 Serenity Nursery Accepted by Tim James websize.jpg

Above: International Day of People with a Disability Award Winner 2019 Serenity Nursery accepted by Tim James.

 

 

 

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