Forsight Australia turns 40 in 2018

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We will be holding the biggest birthday celebration ever in 2018 when Forsight Australia turn 40 years of age. Forsight Australia began in 1978, when a group of parents joined Founders Tom and Jean Grunsell and Roy Dodd to form the first Board and open the first group homes for students who had graduated from Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children Boarding School in North Rocks.

Your donation will help us to build a simple beach house on a block of land we will purchase on the South Coast for our clients, their families, employees and volunteers to share. The ‘Beach House’ will link our 13 group homes, bring Coniston and Miranda closer to Forsight Australia’s other group homes in North West and South West Sydney.

Please go to our Home Page and use the Donate Now button if you would like to make your donation (all major credit cards are accepted through PayPal).

Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution - Changes Lives

Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution (RFBI) is a Provider of Aged Care Services and Disability Services in regional locations in New South Wales. RFBI has been a generous donor, making a difference to the lives of clients who have special needs but do not have families since 2010. RFBI has co-funded projects in partnership with Genworth and the Genworth Foundation. Projects completed are the Sensory Art Studio and Sensory Garden, Wheelchair, additional accessible Sensory kitchens and bathrooms, Therapy equipment for seven therapy rooms, carports for group home buses and covered walkways to protect our Deafblind on their way to their outdoor laundry in our Villawood group home.


New Sensory Garden and Art Studio

Forsight Australia has a new Art Studio and Sensory garden at our Group Home Support Centre in North Rocks. Our clients will be able to learn new skills while enjoying tactile activities.

This project was made possible by generous donations from Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution, Genworth Foundation, Inner Wheel Clubs of Beecroft and Parramatta, Rotary Club of Carlingford and Dr John and Mrs Helen York and Mrs Yolanda Seach.

The Sensory Garden is to be completed by volunteers from Genworth Corporate Services management team and staff who will all work together for a full day on a backyard blitz.

This innovative Community funded project is entirely for our clients to enjoy while learning new skills.

Sensory Art will become an integrated activity in each of our 13 Group Home Accommodation Programs in 2017. Forsight Australia already provides a range different sensory suppoand the addition of sensory art will add to the other tactile activities offered.

Sensory Art will include tactile activities, painting, pottery, models in paper Mache, herb gardening and much more.

• Imagine sitting in the sensory garden amidst tubs of aromatic herbs, lavender and gardenias or touching the water feature while a fine mist waters the fernery and washes the pebbles.

• Imagine using edible food items to create Artistry! There is no end to the choices we will be able to offer.

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Genworth 2012 Golf Day

Thursday 27 September 2012.
A big thank you to Ellie Comerford and her team at Genworth for inviting Trish Wetton CEO of Forsight to represent Forsight at the Genworth 2012 Golf Day held at The Lakes Golf Course. Read More...

Thankyou to MasoniCare and 32 District Masonic Assoc.

Trish Wetton attended a Cheque Presentation Dinner conducted by MasoniCare and the 32 District Masonic Association at Castle Hill RSL Club on Saturday 22 September 2012. Read More...

Kitchen Make Over for Camellia Group Home

Residents at Camellia group home are thrilled with their new kitchen. A new stove top and oven, dishwasher and new cupboards plus tiled floor have made the kitchen unrecognisable. What an amazing difference. What a difference a donation makes! Image of Camillia Group Home new kitchen.

Royal Freemasons' Donation

I am pleased to let you know that a donation has been received from the Royal Freemasons' Benevolent Institution for three projects that I submitted applications for recently.

The projects include:
One customised wheelchair for Natalie Sheedy at Illawarra group home.
Five plastic wheelchairs for recreational indoor and outdoor use for Natalie Shedy, Coral Wilson, Nolan Frazer, Steven Bartman and Amanda Swanson.
Specialised Exercise Equipment to set up a Mobile Gym to enable residents to trial items of equipent for suitablity and then keep them for an agreed length of time before trying out something else.

Our thanks go out to the Royal Freemasons' Benevolent Institution for their generous donation.
Trish Wetton.

Donors to attend a Rotary Meeting

All the above donors and recipients will be attending a Carlingford Rotary Club meeting to be held at Forsight Foundation on Tuesday 27th July where Forsight's Chairman Michael Bailey and the Treasurer Ross Davis will join Trish Wetton to tell everyone present about Forsight's Amber group home and the 7 other group homes operated by Forsight. A special thank you will be made to the generous donors by the residents.

Forsight Takes Delivery of a Donated Bus

The residents living at Amber group home are the proud owners of a new KIA Carnival Club purchased from our friends at Thompson KIA in North Parramatta. This vehicle was funded by generous donations received from, The Rotary Club of Carlingford, The Inner Wheel Club of Beecroft, Dr John and Helen York and Genworth Financial through their annual Golf Day proceeds.

Graham, Nerida, Libby and Kathy all love their KIA Carnival. It is very spacious and comfortable so they are very proud. Staff members, Pamela and Rebecca are also thrilled with the donated bus that has replaced their 11 year old bus.
View Images of our new donated bus.