Lynette McGregor is one of eight deserving people who received a holiday to get some much-needed fun and relaxation.
Lynette McGregor, who is suffering from cancer and a debilitating spinal injury, took her daughter on a trip to enjoy some sunshine and make some lasting memories thanks to DUO’s Client Holiday Scheme.
Disability service provider DUO, based in Canberra, is a social enterprise that helps people living with a disability stay independent and part of their community by providing personal care, home and community support.
Through the Scheme, DUO provides its clients with the chance to enjoy a short break that they might not otherwise be able to afford financially or for other related reasons.
The Scheme assists with covering the cost of the holiday as well as the cost of specialist equipment and a support worker if needed.
“In the past six years that this Scheme has been running, we’ve assisted over 70 people and their families to rest, recuperate and even just take a short break from their daily routine.” said Cheryl Pollard, DUO’s Chief Executive.
“Everyday life can get tedious and difficult for all of us, but especially so when you have additional challenges that can sometimes make it seem impossible to leave it all behind and just enjoy yourself.”
We helped fund the holidays for Lynette and seven others and are proud to support community initiatives such as the Client Holiday Scheme helping those who may need some assistance to lead a fuller life.