19 Jul National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) 2019
This week Sugarman Australia celebrated NAIDOC week…
NAIDOC week is about celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity for us to participate in supporting an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
On Thursday 11th July Sugarman Australia wore our brightest colours to raise money for The Purple House.
Purple House is an innovative Indigenous-owned and run health service operating from its base in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.
Purple House offers remote dialysis, social support, aged-care services and runs a bush medicine enterprise. Since the opening of the first dialysis clinic in Kintore in 2004, they now run 16 remote clinics and a mobile dialysis unit called the Purple Truck, which allows patients to head back home to visit family, for festivals, funerals and other cultural business.
Three new remote dialysis clinics are scheduled to open in 2019.