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E-WA Guest Presenter: Handicamp Chair Linda McLerie – 10 September 2014

District 9465 Governor Nominee (2016-17) Linda McLerie was our guest presenter on Wednesday 10 September 2014.

Linda, who is also Handicamp Chair 2014-15,  spoke on the history of Handicamp and the benefits that accrue to the 40 or so young people who participate in the annual Handicamp event.

Handicamp is an annual six-day event that provides 20 young people with disabilities  the opportunity to take part in a range of stimulating and fun activities.  Support is provided by the organising committee and 20 young carers or “buddies”,  who get a lot out of their participation in the event.

More than 1200 awardees have taken part in Handicamp since then District Governor Ron Sloan inaugurated the first event 32 years ago.

Want to know more?  Listen to Linda as she describes the amazing success story that is Handicamp.