Help us make Tom’s dream a reality!

Help us make Tom’s dream a reality!

Tom, a lifelong resident of Shepparton, is a familiar face to many in our community. From his early days at Isobel Pearce Kindergarten and Orrvale Primary School to being part of the last Year 12 class at Wanganui Park Secondary College, Tom’s journey has been one of resilience and community spirit. Despite living with Pura syndrome, a rare genetic condition affecting only 600 people worldwide, Tom has never let his condition define him.

Tom’s involvement in the School Leavers Employment Support (SLES) program at are-able Shepparton has allowed him to thrive. Over the past two years, he has engaged in numerous community projects, building awareness and advocating for better accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Tom’s latest endeavour is his most ambitious yet: creating an elevated accessible viewing platform, the TC Stand, to ensure everyone can enjoy Greater Shepparton’s vibrant events.

Tom’s vision is clear: he wants people with mobility aids to have a safe and comfortable view at events, free from the limitations and frustrations of current accessible areas. The TC Stand will be a portable structure available for various community events, ensuring that everyone can participate fully and comfortably.

We Need Your Support

The TC Stand is more than just a platform; it’s a symbol of inclusion and accessibility. By supporting this project, you are helping to create a more welcoming and inclusive community. Here’s what we need to bring Tom’s dream to life:

Custom-made Trailer: $17,118.18

Manufacturing of Ramp and Extras: $27,079.00

Custom-made Marquee (with signage): $3,060.00

Lighting/Reflective Strips up Ramp: $3,000.00

Signage: $1,750.00

Marketing: $5,000.00

Chairs (x6): $817.00

Total: $57,824.18

How You Can Help

We are calling on local businesses, organisations, and community members to support this transformative project. Your sponsorship and donations will ensure that the TC Stand becomes a reality, enhancing the accessibility and inclusivity of events across Greater Shepparton. Every contribution, big or small, brings us one step closer to achieving this goal.

Join Us in Making a Difference

By supporting the TC Stand, you are not just helping Tom; you are making a lasting impact on the entire Greater Shepparton community. Let’s come together to create an inclusive environment where everyone can enjoy the events that make our region special.

For more information or to make a donation, please follow the link below:

Donate now!

Together, we can make Tom’s dream a reality and set a new standard for accessibility in the Shepparton community. Thank you for your support!