Help us support people with disability
Help us make a difference in the lives of people living with disability by donating to our Christmas Appeal today.
Over 400 people with disability attend Bedford’s Day Options services across South Australia and participate in programs that help to develop skills, increase social participation, build independence, and keep active.
Your tax-deductible donation will provide much needed funding to expand the learning offering at Bedford's seven Day Options locations across the state and help cover the cost of specialist teachers to enable people with disability to achieve their goals.
Creating new opportunities and passions with your support
Anneliese has been attending Bedford’s Day Options at Panorama for the last 18 months, taking part in various programs each week.
Since joining the program, Anneliese has learnt new skills and increased her confidence to socialise and connect with others. “Since being at Day Options I have made friends and I talk to a lot more people”, she says.
Anneliese’s favourite activity at Day Options is making pottery with specialised pottery teacher, Kate, who is engaged by Bedford using generous funds from our 2022 appeal. With Kate’s guidance, Anneliese created beautiful pieces that were displayed and sold during the recent SALA festival. She is now considering starting her own pottery stall at local markets.
Last year's appeal proceeds
The generosity of our supporters in 2022 enabled Bedford to create new and expanded programs for our Day Options clients.
The creation of a regular pottery class with experienced teachers has been possible thanks to the funds raised in the 2022 appeal. Funds also allowed the purchase of specialised equipment – a kiln and pottery wheels, plus clay to work with.
Additional funds have facilitated a significantly expanded dance program at Bedford, with a talented dance instructor, who passionately empowers participants through movement and music.
Cirkidz offers a wide range of circus training programs and classes for people with disability. These programs teach various skills such as acrobatics, juggling, trapeze, and clowning. The training is designed to develop physical fitness, coordination, and self-confidence.
All money raised from this appeal will go towards providing programs that support people with disability to achieve their goals.
Bedford aspires to be a centre of excellence for the arts – with specialist training, teachers, and facilities to help clients take to the stage, refine their skills, and exhibit their art within the community.
Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.