Touched by Olivia and Variety – the Children’s Charity have announced a new partnership that more inclusive playspaces will be created across Australia.
Over the last decade, Touched by Olivia has developed a unique collaboration model, working with communities, councils and developers to build more than 30 Livvi’s Place’s inclusive playspaces across Australia.
“The partnership between Variety and Touched by Olivia is a perfect fit. With children and their families at the very heart of all we do, it’s heart-warming to meet another charity with a shared passion to deliver inclusion through play to Australian communities. This partnership is a wonderful example of organisations coming together for the greater good and we are excited about how much more we can achieve together,” Touched by Olivia co-founder Justine Perkins said.
The partnership with Variety will continue TBO’s active involvement in inclusive play over the years, and will help accelerate the vision of all communities having access to an inclusive playspace.
“Inclusion is central to Variety’s mission of giving kids a fair go. Whether it’s a wheelchair for a child with a physical disability, or a Sunshine Coach for a school to get their kids out in to the community, we are providing the opportunity for kids to be included.” said David Sexton, the CEO of Variety – the Children’s Charity NSW/ACT.
The first Variety Livvi’s Place was officially opened in Bankstown on 28 September, with additional playspaces in planning in Taree, Glenfield, Blacktown City and Young.
Touched by Olivia will continue to honour Olivia Perkins legacy with the second annual Random Act of Kindness day held on November 20th. You can take part in the kindness movement here.