When Sergeant Beau Cox heard Kapooka was looking for a charity to support from an upcoming rugby match, he put his hand straight up.
“I know exactly who we have to help,” he said.
As a young father, he and his wife struggled to find help for their son until they found Kurrajong Therapy Plus.
“Having a child with special needs was a bit daunting,” Sgt Cox said.
“These guys organised a paediatrician, got a diagnosis for us and provided therapist support both here and at home.
“We’ve lived all over and there’s nothing like this anywhere else.”
Kapooka commandant Mick Garraway said the base had an affiliation with the Waratahs team and the charity round was a great way to make a difference for a community organisation that supported military families.
“This match is an opportunity to raise funds for organisation that gives so much to the community,” Colonel Garraway said.
“There are lots of charities around and it feels good to give back to one that makes a real difference for military families, especially those with special needs.”
Kurrajong Therapy Plus service manager Susan Macgillycuddy said hearing stories like Sgt Cox’s helped inspire her team.
“It really gives us the motivation to keep doing what we’re doing,” Mrs Macgillycuddy said.
“Our service needs specialised equipment and resources that can be quite expensive, so these funds will help us extend that service.”