Looking back over the time I have been with Interchange, I find it difficult to believe that a quarter of a century has passed!!!!!
So many changes have occurred - governments have changed, politicians have come and gone, we’ve all grown older, the world has been affected by joy and sadness – but through it all, Interchange has continued to do what it was set up to do – make a difference in the lives of children and young people who have a disability and their families who care for them
It has been a wonderful experience to meet with families and volunteers who are so committed to making opportunities happen for children and young people with disabilities, to have a great life and be involved in their community.
I have worked with great colleagues, (including Chris Walsh for 22 years,) who all share/ed strong 'Interchange' values and contributed to a supportive team environment. Having worked with the late Anne Gates who was one of the founders of Interchange in Adelaide back in the mid '80s, I know she would be pleased with what the organisation has achieved over the years and how it has developed in today's more competitive world,
Working in partnership with our volunteers – who I believe contribute in making Interchange's programs' truly unique, is something I hope will continue and will keep offering young people the opportunities to share in community life, fun and friendship.
Many thanks to you all for making this such a wonderful job - so good, to stick around this long and maybe awhile yet.