DeafBlind Association (NSW)

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BUNNINGS SAUSAGE SIZZLE - these are our main fundraiser.

Next one is on Sunday 15th April.

Please come along and buy or GIVE US A HAND. 



 Once more we are going Ten Pin Bowling for this next outing, so again we will go to Lidcombe, where everyone knows the surroundings, although in future we will try a new venue. But this time I am not available so it will be easier to stay with a known venue

 DATE: Saturday 28TH April 2018

 TIME: 10:30AM

 PLACE: Tenpin City - Lidcombe Spotlight Complex - Top Level Carpark, Cnr Parramatta Rd & John St, Lidcombe NSW 2141

PRICE: Bowling $7 + Lunch + Coffee - $25 for the day should be enough.

Last year we found the food court in the adjoining shopping centre was a good place to eat, so it would be good to do that again.

To be picked up you need to sms Janne on mobile 0432 570 210 or email, but make sure you contact me by 23rd April as I won’t be available after. We do need numbers for transport, as Kamal’s  bus has 2 less seats now, and Branko’s only carries 10 including himself.  We may need to organise some cars.

Have you donated to Carleeta and Irene yet?? Please scroll down to GO Fund Me - this is so important!


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 Expressions of interest sought for possible performance: 

Do you have a story to tell about having deafblindness?


Would you like to share your story in a creative way?

Would you like to be a part of a performance at the Sydney Fringe Festival?

If you answered YES to any of these questions email Shel on to register your interest NOW. 



To be held in Spain 20-27 June 2018
- 5th WFDB General Assembly 21-22 June 2018
- 11th Helen Keller World Conference 24-26 June 2018
- Celebration of Deafblind Day 27 June 2018

Deafblind Conquistadors seek Spain

Hi, we are Carleeta Manson and Irene McMinn and will be conquering all obstacles on our mission to get to the World Federation of
Deafblind International conference in Spain in June 2018. 
We do not allow our deafblindness to impede our commitment to learning about what is happening for people with deafblindness in other countries.  We bring that knowledge back to Australia to be shared with other members of the Deafblind community through our community education and advocacy work. 
The support Carleeta and Irene seek will fund air-fares and accommodation for themselves and their communication guides and interpreters. 

Airfares: $12,267
Conference Fees: $950
Accommodation: $11, 733
Meals: $2,000
Total: $26,000

Funds are needed immediately to secure our places at the conference and airfares and accommodation. 


  • All donations will be recognised via social media. 

  • $50- $100 - will receive a DVD about Deafblind communication and a thank you note in Braille. 

Corporate and business sponsorship is welcomed and amounts over $500 will be rewarded with a DVD and the option of Deafblind Awareness presentation to staff or Board.  

Please check us out on:

To help get Irene & Carleeta to Spain, check out their Go Fund Me campaign here



Hosted by Able Australia, the 17th Deafblind International World Conference will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia on 12-16 August 2019.

Mark this date in your diary and watch this space as we continue to add more information about what's on, where to go and what to expect.

In the meantime, if you need to know anything please send an email to