What Ability specialises in community access and overnight camps. They are focused on putting fun first for participants. From beach days to BBQs, ocean walks to overnight camps, they have support workers across the country in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Queensland and Perth.
Some of What Ability’s support workers are professional and semi-professional athletes such as Maddy Proud (NSW Swifts), Angus Bell (Wallabies), Lauren Cheatle (Sydney Sixers) Heath Chapman and Sean Darcy (Fremantle Dockers), and a number of the Manly Sea Eagles players; Tom Trbojevic, Jake Trbojevic, Ben Trbojevic, Sean Keppie and Karl Lawton.
With demand for What Ability services growing rapidly, AAMI has committed to supporting the organisation with funding to enable them to continue their valuable work in the community right across Australia.
Lisa Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Product and Portfolio at Suncorp Group, said the partnership further cemented AAMI’s strong credentials in supporting important community initiatives.
“I have been fortunate to personally witness the incredible work that the What Ability team do for people living with disability, and the positive impact this has on participants and their families. AAMI has a proud history of supporting community programs and initiatives that spearhead powerful and positive change.”
Which insurance company does fun best – AAMI does,” said Ms Harrison. “What Ability’s mission to deliver happiness through fun and unique experiences, helps to drive optimism and inclusivity for people living with a disability. We are thrilled to be able to support What Ability to be able to continue this valuable work in the community.
Steve Dresler, What Ability Founder, believes sport has the power to change the world and athletes are the key to breaking down those current barriers.
“This AAMI partnership is exciting for both What Ability and our community. Through this generous support from AAMI, we can bolster our valuable community work and bring new opportunities to life such as the What Ability Day to both AAMI Park and Suncorp Stadium next year.”
Founded in 2019, What Ability puts fun first and supports all abilities and ages 5 to 65 through community access. The paramount focus; to raise awareness, break down existing stigmas and ultimately build an inclusive Australia. What Ability is active in NSW, QLD, VIC, and WA, with plans to expand in SA and New Zealand in 2023.
Belinda Woolford, What Ability CEO, is also very excited about the partnership, commenting on the ‘shared core values’ both organisations possess.
“AAMI values align with our ‘What Ability Way’. With shared values and collective goals, the future looks bright for both parties, with an array of opportunities to come."