Together with local community members from Kempsey, Pathfinders – FCS team have been helping to organise a Community Wellbeing Day.
It has been a challenging time on the Mid North Coast in recent years, the community has been affected by droughts, fires, floods and more recent Covid which has impacted the community’s ability to connect and socialise.
To help the Kempsey community recover, a local Healing Together committee was formed and has been meeting monthly. “The committee have been coming together and discussing the need to bring the wider community together for an event to connect back to culture and community. It was decided that it is time to bring the community back together and support our health and wellbeing after the devastating impacts.” Said committee members Ashley Sloane and Phil Bird, from Pathfinders Family Connect and Support service.
The Inaugural Community Wellbeing Day held this week was a great success with a large turnout from the community. The event hosted 30 local businesses and services all together at the Kempsey Racecourse, with over 1000 locals attending on the day.
Stalls holders offered a variety of activities ranging from a Kids Space, a teens chill-out zone, beauty stalls, craft stalls, drumming, weaving, health promotion stalls, kids Koori cook-off, and sound healing.
Among the special guest on the day was healthy lifestyle advocate Jeffery Morgan and the famous Aboriginal Tik Tok influencers Keeping up with Tristan and Mary, who hosted a Tik Tok and photo opportunities for the kids.
The committee all agreed that the event was a great success and are now planning to hold the event annually. Everyone was overwhelmed with the turnout and the way that the day had unfolded.
Pathfinders – Family Connect and Support service would like to thank and congratulate the entire Kempsey Healing Together Committee and Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Home Corporation for all the effort they put in to make this great event happen.