Equal opportunity to boogie
EVERYONE should be able to hit the dance floor and break it down.
Quota International of Whitsunday and Boom Nightclub are partnering to make that possible, hosting a social inclusion party for disabled and disadvantaged people.
Quota development and growth director Kerrie McCallum said her 23-year-old son Jeremy, who has an intellectual impairment, had few opportunities to make friends.
"I find that while they are at school it is okay because they have that social inclusion but once they leave school they don't have anything," she said.
"We are trying to open minds and broaden people's perceptions, and hopefully my son will make some friends."
Disability Services area co-ordinator Mia Bates said the party would be a great opportunity for the region's youth to make friends and build confidence.
"It's open to everyone because the idea is to mix people with disabilities and disadvantages with the community," she said.
"A lot of them are very excited to go out on a Friday night and do something they wouldn't normally do."
IT'S PARTY TIME
What: Social Inclusion for All
Where: Boom Nightclub
When: Friday from 6-8pm
More info: Mia Bates - 0429 478 601, Kerrie McCallum - 0409 222 548