On Friday the 6th of December around 100 people gathered at Booloominbah UNE to celebrate Pathfinders 30th year serving our communities. Pathfinders staff, volunteers, supporters and friends were all in attendance on the evening to pay tribute to Pathfinders and the work it has achieved over the last 30 years.
Among the many highlights of the evening, including great food and music, guests were treated to a speech by Pathfinders Patron, the Honourable Justice Wood. Justice Wood spoke of his experience within and perspectives on the child protection system, and his findings from the very important Inquiry into Child Protection System of NSW (2007 – 2008), which he was a Special Commissioner for.
CEO Alan Brennan also spoke of the past success and future aspirations of Pathfinders. “Over the past three decades we have been providing much-needed services for vulnerable families, children and young people throughout New England and Northwest Tablelands regions” Mr Brennan said. “During this time we’ve made a positive contribution to the lives of literally tens of thousands of people, often in in their hour of most profound need.”
“The sector has changed dramatically over these 30 years and it continues to evolve. We hope to sustain our growth in the local community and overseas. We relish the opportunities we are gifted every day to make a positive difference to lives of thousands of people”.
The evening was a great success and enjoyed by all who attended. A big thank you to Beth Ford and team for all of her hard work in organizing this great event.