FIRST COFFEE IN THE PARK EVENTS A SUCCESS - THANKS TO ELDERS AND TEAMWORK

IWC held its first Eidsvold and Gayndah Coffee in the Park events this week, and they were a big success.

Thanks to the community groups and organisations that were part of the events. Thanks also to Traditional Owner / Elder Aunty Yvonne Chapman, Wakka Wakka Traditional Owner and Elder, for delivering the Welcome to Country at the Eidsvold event, and to Elder Paul Mailman for being an impromptu part of the IWC team for the Gayndah event.

The events were supported by other team members from IWC - the IWC South Burnett Child and Family Support team took part in the Gayndah event, setting up a stall with lots of giveaways, and IWC Dietitian Hannah Parks and health professional Shani Haworth delivered activities and advice at the Eidsvold event. The IWC Bundaberg Child and Family Support team members also played an active part in the Eidsvold event.

Not forgetting a big thanks to the parents of North Burnett receptionist Kirsten Morris, who came for a visit but rolled up their sleeves and manned the sausage sizzle for the Gayndah event, and to Brett Meyers for bringing along his coffee van to deliver freshly brewed drinks.

This was the first event, and they will now be held every two months. The next one is in Eidsvold on 7 December and in Gayndah on 8 December.

An ongoing part of the events will be the Swap One campaign, with "passports” provided that detail readings around blood sugar, weight and blood pressure. By swapping just one thing – no matter how small – community members are being encouraged and supported to improve their health and wellbeing through this initiative.

Pictured are Aunty Yvonne Chapman and IWC Child and Family Support team member James Chapman at the Eidsvold event.