Kites for inclusivity

March 10, 2021 BY

The inaugural event will celebrate all abilities while raising much needed funds for the foundation.

THE Kids Plus Foundation is set to paint the sky in colour as a celebration of inclusivity.

The inaugural Kids+Kites Festival will take place at the Rippleside Park on March 21 for a day of family fun and vital fundraising.

Kids Plus Foundation events manager Shelley Wood said the event will benefit people of all ages and abilities.

“We are super excited to announce the first ever Kids+Kites Festival,” she said.

“It is our colourful family event designed to bring people of all abilities together and celebrate inclusiveness and diversity for a fun day of kite flying.”

Kids Plus Foundation is a Geelong-based not-for-profit specialising in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, music therapy and social work services for infants to young adults.

Programs delivered by the foundation are designed to ensure families have access to courses, information and support which encompasses the whole family.

All kites purchased for the event through the foundation will go towards delivering health and wellbeing projects to families across the Greater Geelong region.

On the day attendees will be able to watch a display put on by world champion kite flyer Jo Baker, participate in a kite making workshop and enjoy a picnic with their fellow community as they watch the sky transform.

“The Kids+Kites Festival is designed to promote a sense of belonging and community connection as well as improved mental and physical health, confidence in participating in community and family cohesion,” she said.

Kids Plus Kites range from $20 to $100 with different colours and designs to choose from.

The event will take place from 11am – 2pm on Sunday, March 21.

To purchase your kite head to kidspluskitesfestival.com.au/collections/frontpage.