Identitywa celebrates Carers Week with a High Tea
The chance to have a break from their daily routine for a few hours and enjoy the company of others who share similar responsibilities is the aim of Identitywa’s annual High Tea for carers.
This is the fifth year Identitywa has hosted the event during National Carers Week which is held in the third week of October to raise awareness of the vital role carers have in the lives of people all over Australia.
Identitywa’s Engagement Leader, Ed Mayvis, coordinates the event.
“This year, the High Tea was hosted at our Northbridge corporate base where our Training Hall was transformed to provide a wonderful ‘High Tea’ experience,” explains Ed.
“Everyone was encouraged to share their stories with each other, to try some of the wonderful selection of cupcakes, slices, gourmet sandwiches and of course a variety of teas on offer!”
In his welcome, Board Chair, Graeme Mander, acknowledged the vital work that the carers do.
“We believe this event gives us an important opportunity to acknowledge and extend our hospitality to the people who selflessly provide support throughout the year,” said Graeme.
“It is always such a great pleasure to see all the guests enjoying themselves.”
Identitywa Planning Officer, Helan Pereira, made the generous donation of one of her own artworks which was raffled.
The happy winner, Wayen, was delighted as he had been admiring it throughout the event.
“I took a liking to the painting which I had to touch to see if it was a photo as it looked so life-like,” said Wayen. “So…I was very excited to win and it will be a treasure to look at in my home!”
Carerswa and Lotterywest supported the event with a grant,” said Ed. “We also had support this year from Bunnings, Morley, Fiorentina Patisseries in North Perth and Buzz Media who provided movie tickets.
“We are very grateful for all their generosity. It really makes a difference.”