Caps Australia supported a charity event organised for the benefit of autistic children through staff participation and by donating a diesel generator to the organisers.
The diesel generator supplied by Compressed Air and Power Solutions Australia (CAPS) at the New South Wales charity surfing day kept everything including the lights and PA system operational throughout the day.
More than 200 children and young adults with autism and related developmental delays along with their parents and carers came together on Nobbys Beach, Newcastle for the Hunter Connect and Surfers for Autism Beach Festival 2012. Expert instructors provided basic surfing tuition in a safe environment.
CAPS staff from the Tomago office participated in the charity event. Wayne Hampton, National Parts Interpreter with CAPS co-ordinated the company’s activities in relation to the event.
Hunter Connect provides a support service for families living with autism, Asperger’s, ADHD and other neurological development disorders. Individuals suffering from autism and related development delays are highly receptive to the physical nature of the Beach Festival activities.
Donations arranged through local sponsors helped raise important funds for Hunter Connect, allowing it to organise future events and to assist in furthering support for families affected by autism.