WEEK FOUR part II

Yes, it is hectic.. I’ve spent all day yesterday 9-5pm in a car with Oskar. Oskar is a Uniting Care volunteer  at the Community Transport Services. He has worked as a volunteer driver for 6 years and he loves driving a car. Every Wednesday he starts at around 8am depending on a number of bookings and drives clients to where they need to go: hospital, doctor’s appointments, retiring homes, work, social meetings, sports venues. Yesterday we had 7 pick ups. We had a female passenger  who just had the dialysis, and closer to her home I’ve undone my seat-belt whilst the car was still moving.  Something started beeping and we were not sure whether it was a problem with the patient’s oxygen delivery or something else. I then realised that it might have been the seat-belt so quickly put it back on and the beeping fortunately stopped. It was a scary moment..  Here are a couple of shots from yesterday to show you yesterday story..

At the office before the start of another busy day
Under the Floorboards .Everyone’s journey is different, A red carpet is rolled out for some. .Whilst others trod under the floorboards, Away from the lights and the sun… . Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia
Under the Floorboards Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia
Under the Floorboards .Everyone’s journey is different, A red carpet is rolled out for some. .Whilst others trod under the floorboards, Away from the lights and the sun… . Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia
Under the Floorboards Aldona Kmiec Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia
Under the Floorboards .Everyone’s journey is different, A red carpet is rolled out for some. .Whilst others trod under the floorboards, Away from the lights and the sun… . Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia
Under the Floorboards Aldona Kmiec Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia
Under the Floorboards .Everyone’s journey is different, A red carpet is rolled out for some. .Whilst others trod under the floorboards, Away from the lights and the sun… . Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia
Under the Floorboards Aldona Kmiec Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia
Sarah, a very busy girl: a Funky Turtles musician, Op Shop worker and a very talented painter with the Arthur Gallery
Under the Floorboards Aldona Kmiec Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia
Oskar helping June when she leaves her hospital appointment
Under the Floorboards Aldona Kmiec Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia
June aka Mavis, brilliant sense of humor!
Lunch box Under the Floorboards Aldona Kmiec Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia
Oskar’s lunch box
Under the Floorboards Aldona Kmiec Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia
Full of humor Brett being picked from the bowling venue
Under the Floorboards Aldona Kmiec Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia
Brett always smiling
Under the Floorboards Aldona Kmiec Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia
Ron and Oskar

 

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Under the Floorboards

UnitingCare Ballarat begins a unique artistic project, Under the Floorboards, with the first of 12 artist residences commencing on Monday 30th July.  Under the Floorboards is a collaborative project in which renowned Western District artists will create works based on their experiences at one of the diverse programs provided by UnitingCare Ballarat. The project will culminate in a gala event with an art auction and performance of the works in October 2013 and the proceeds will provide funding for the services.  

The City of Ballarat Arts & Cultural Development is a project partner with UnitingCare Ballarat, extending opportunities for quality arts experiences to all members of the community and providing significant professional development opportunities to local & regional artists.

ABC Ballarat is the project media partner.

Media contact :  Susan Howell 03 5337 2770,  showell@ucare.org.au               

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More information on http://www.unitingcareballarat.com.au/events-2/under-the-floorboards