Saturday the 7th of December saw the inaugural Glitz and Glamour ball held at the Slim Dusty Centre, Kempsey. In conjunction with the International Day for People with Disability, 150 plus people enjoyed the festivities put on largely by Key Employment’s Kempsey team.
Kempsey/Port Macquarie manager Lisa Reed opened proceedings speaking about how Key Employment are helping those in our community. Her passion shone through and was evident for all those in the room how much it meant to her running this event.
Highlights of the evening included a 3 song show by the extremely talented Belinda Mahony and some fancy guitar work by the talented Amos Morris. Daz Smith had the room in awe of his tenacity, fighting spirit and sheer determination after a life changing accident. Anyone here on the night were lucky to witness just fantastic acts.
Next year the event promises to be bigger and better, stay tuned for details.
“Key Employment assessed my needs and organised the correct and appropriate training to help me upskill and to improve my employment options and chances.”
“I think they are doing a great job. They are providing for my needs and they are there to help us. It’s nice to have some support without feeling afraid; they are very reassuring. I feel looked after and respected, and they allow support, but don’t take away your dignity.”
“It’s a great place to be to make great friendships and get along with everyone. They have a good laugh and make it fun. The teachers are chilled and not as strict. They treat us with respect and like adults.”
“If I have trouble with the work given I know my teacher at Key will sit down with me and talk me through the work. Key Training has given me the retail skills which will lead to me getting a job.”
“I like Key Employment because it helps you with your job seeking and career. The trainers are very helpful with all of it. It is a lot better than school and I’m looking forward to getting my career sorted.”