Rainbow staff celebration

November 15, 2017

(Back, from left) Deniliquin-based staff Leisha East and Mary Packer, and Finley's Jill Kerr; (front) Deniliquin staff Rebecca Fitzpatrick and Marie Broadbent.

Deniliquin’s Multi Arts Centre and surrounding Waring Gardens were filled with an array of colour on Wednesday as Intereach celebrated its annual staff and volunteers day.

More than 130 staff members from 14 Intereach offices across the Riverina Murray and Loddon regions came together to celebrate diversity and inclusion.

Staff and volunteers dressed to a rainbow theme, with glorious sunshine beaming down throughout the morning and afternoon.

It was also an opportunity for those outside the Deniliquin office to meet new Intereach CEO Keryn Fox, who started in the role last month.

‘‘The annual gathering is an opportunity for us to come together as a group to reflect on and celebrate our achievements,’’ Ms Fox said.

‘‘Only having recently joined Intereach, I am continually impressed by the commitment, creativity, diversity and inclusiveness of the staff.’’

She said the large number of staff and volunteers who attended can be attributed to the growing presence of Intereach throughout the Riverina Murray and Loddon regions.

‘‘The past year has been a period of huge growth for Intereach.

‘‘Since last year’s annual gathering we have provided services and support to more than 8000 people within their local community.

‘‘This has meant an addition of more than 160 new staff, five new offices and five new programs.’’

Disability and LGBTQIA advocate Jax Jacki Brown from Melbourne was the guest speaker at the staff and volunteer day.

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