Wednesday October 5, 2016
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP, has given her support to the Nepean Area Disabilities Organisation (NADO) Dragons Touch Football representative team, wishing them well for the upcoming Bundaberg Cup, off the back of securing financial support from the NSW Government to the tune of $2,000.
The cheque was presented to NADO CEO Denise Heath, who was joined by some of the team players, eager to participate in the touch football competition, once more.
“The financial assistance that I have been able to secure on behalf of NADO is in recognition of the significant benefits that will be derived for the overall health and wellbeing of these men and women who will be participating in the tournament,” Tanya Davies said.
NADO is a community-based charity, supporting people with disabilities in the Nepean region, including in Hawkesbury, the Blue Mountains and Penrith and their surrounding suburbs.
“One of the aspects of NADO that I am always struck by is its ongoing support for those who suffer from disabilities to be able to engage with the wider community, which is reflected in the formation of sporting teams, such as the NADO Dragons,” said Tanya Davies.
Ms Heath expressed her joy for the financial assistance provided by the State Government.
“It means so much to us that we have received this funding. While $2,000 may not seem like much, I can assure you that it will make a meaningful difference to our team and I cannot wait to have them out on the field again,” Ms Heath said.
“I would also like to take the opportunity to extend my gratitude to Denise who is always striving to ascertain the best possible results and outcomes for those individuals who utilise NADO, as well as disabled people, their carers and families, more broadly,” Tanya Davies said.
“Representing NADO in this way was one of the primary reasons I first got involved in politics – out of a desire to serve and care for our community and advocate for community groups like this,” said Tanya Davies.
“I wish the NADO Dragons all the best in the upcoming Bundaberg Cup,” Tanya Davies said.