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As we approach the end of the financial year, please consider making a tax deductible donation to Muscular Dystrophy South Australia in our efforts to reduce social isolation.

In September of this year, Muscular Dystrophy South Australia aim is to hold its first ever Camp YOLO (You Only Live Once). This is a three night, four day accessible camp held for young adults living with a neuromuscular condition aged between 18-30 years.  Camp YOLO was created after the huge success Muscular Dystrophy SA has experienced with Camp Capacity, all from your support!

Camp YOLO will serve as a one of a kind opportunity for campers to increase their independence, gain new experiences and build confidence away from home in a positive and supportive environment.  Many typical individuals this age are spreading their wings and becoming increasingly independent. This is not the case for young adults living with a neuromuscular condition.  For many of them they are becoming more dependent on family members and care givers to complete daily living tasks like brushing their teeth or using the bathroom due to the progressive deterioration of their muscles.  Camp YOLO will provide the opportunity for these individuals to be independent of family members and carers with trained volunteer carers providing support to them for the duration of Camp YOLO. Reducing isolation in this age group is a key target of Camp YOLO.

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Preparations have already begun six months in advance and hundreds of working hours will be undertaken to make this first event a success.

Camp YOLO will need at least 15 volunteers to generously donate their time to provide essential support and personal care to the campers.  Accessible buses for transport, modified catering to suit different dietary requirements and swallowing risks, truck hire, mobility equipment hire and accessible accommodation all needs to be considered and tailored to ensure camper’s needs are met.

he costs incurred with provision of such accommodation, catering, activities and staffing all add up.  Camp YOLO will simply not be possible without the support of generous donors just like yourself.

At Muscular Dystrophy South Australia, we are passionate about helping our clients lead full and active lives.

We need your help to make this happen.

We’re in the business of fulfilling potential, enriching lives and empowering people to do things for themselves.

With your support, Muscular Dystrophy South Australia will be able to provide our young adult clients the opportunity to participate in Camp YOLO.

By donating to our Winter Appeal at tax time, you can be part of Muscular Dystrophy South Australia’s fight to reduce isolation in young individuals living with disability.

Please give generously. All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.

Yours sincerely,

Nadelle Manners
Acting CEO
Muscular Dystrophy SA


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