Stellar line-up for We Care Day
ACCESS all areas is the underlying theme for Coffs Harbour's We Care Day.
Event organiser Paula Dowd said this year would see the fourth running of the outdoor event, in Brelsford Park from 9am to 3pm on October 8.
She said this year would see a stellar line up of entertainers and activities for people of all ages, abilities and cultures.
Paula, who is the marketing and community engagement manager for Community Care Options, said the concept for the annual event had a particular emphasis on access, which came from feedback from their clientele wanting to know what was out there for them.
"A lot of venues are not completely accessible and there are a lot of old people and people with disabilities in the audience," she said.
Among VIPS at We Care Day will be Australia's Got Talent finalist; singer and pianist Matt McLaren and his guide dog Stamford and Paralympian Ryley Batt, just home from Rio.
Matt, who has been blind since birth, will be the headline act on the main stage and Ryley will lead the wheelchair celebrity wheel-off and also host come and try sessions for anyone wanting to try wheelchair rugby and basketball
As well as live entertainment by singers, musicians and dancers, there will be food and market stalls, an arts hub and youth zone.