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Campaign for Change winner announced

Courtesy of Wesley Mission Brisbane

Two mothers with a dream of establishing a respite centre for families of children living with a disability have won the 2012 Wesley Mission Brisbane (WMB) Campaign for Change initiative, announced on 13 February.

Kath Coory and Tina Graham hope to give local families a break by setting up Project Sleepover, an out-of-home respite centre where children can enjoy a sleepover in a supported environment.

"This service will provide children with a normal Saturday, interacting with their peers just like any mainstream child would have, and give their families a chance to reconnect," said Ms Coory.

Campaign for Change was designed to enrich the South East Queensland community by providing five individuals or groups with the opportunity to share in $50 000 plus expert mentoring to establish a community program.

The project will receive a $30 000 cash injection from campaign partners PBS Building, as well as support and mentoring from WMB to establish Project Sleepover.

To follow Project Sleepover visit wmb.org.au/page/campaign_for_change.

Photo : Courtesy of Wesley Mission Brisbane