We are extremely excited to announce Australian Refugee Association Inc
will be this year’s beneficiary of Friday For A Cause, whereby casual entry to the Swimming Centre after 4:30pm on Friday evenings is a gold coin contribution.
This initiative will begin on Friday evenings from February 8th 2019 and conclude on Friday 26th April 2019 (excluding Good Friday).
Established in 1975 ARA has endeavoured to enable refugees and other new arrivals to settle in Australia with independence and dignity, and to develop and achieve their aspirations and opportunities in life.
ARA’s mission is to help refugees become settled and participating citizens of Australia and provide services in the areas of settlement, migration, youth, employment, social activities and support, community education and skills development.
The funds raised during Friday For A Cause will help with ‘ARA Splash’ a learn-to-swim program for refugees and new arrivals. ARA Splash provides children and adults from a refugee background with the opportunity to connect with one of Australia’s favourite pastimes in a safe and supported manner.
Through swimming lessons and beach time experiences, we can strengthen the courage of these people and help them to rebuild their lives. Through growing their skills and experiences, we allow them to feel a sense of belonging in their new home.