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Global roll plays great role for local charities

8 November 2013



Minister for Ageing and Disability Services, John Ajaka, this morning helped to launch Global Roll Day at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

"Global Roll Day is a fantastic and fun opportunity to come together and raise money for around 80 charities right throughout New South Wales," Mr Ajaka said.

"The event is a chance to support and thank the many charities including Royal Flying Doctor Service, Starlight Children's Foundation, Wheelchair Sports (NSW), Can Assist NSW and NSW Police Legacy for their amazing work.

"Global Roll Day has grown significantly over the last couple of years, and there are organisations around the world taking part and benefiting from it with similar events having been held in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Rome, Dubai and Hong Kong."

Mr Ajaka said the NSW Government, through the Department of Family and Community Services, provides support for hundreds of community groups and not-for-profit organisations each year.

"Non-government organisations (NGOs), such as many participating in the Global Roll 2013, are driven by 'community purpose' and provide support and assistance for people who are disadvantaged, vulnerable and socially isolated," he said.

"The rich diversity of NGOs provides economic and social benefits for NSW in a way that government can't.

"In the 2011-12 financial year the NSW Government provided more than $2.35 billion in funding to assist NGOs in providing valuable services for the community."

For more information on Global Roll Day 2013 visit, www.globalroll.org.

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