Rise’s first “Celebrating People” book was published in 2016. It is now an annual tradition. An opportunity to share the stories of the people we support, our volunteers and our staff.

We received lots of suggestions of inspiring people to include in this year’s book and recently wrapped up the first day’s shoot for 2019.

Starting at the Peter Anderton social centre we photographed some of the humble volunteers who give so much of their time to support their community. These volunteers shared some fascinating stories about their backgrounds and passion for supporting people.

At Centenary house, we listened to some of our older Australians share their knowledge and life experience. The Aboriginal Elders showcased some of their beautiful artwork for our cameras.

We visited the Bounce group and heard about their sports activities and other programs to increase community belonging and socialisation.

Finally, the young crew who live in Ellenbrook invited us into their home to capture some images as they went about their daily activities.

We captured some magical moments and met some amazing people. We are now busy collating and putting together their stories for the third Celebrating People Book.

In the meantime, copies of last year’s book are available from Helen’s Place at 12 Leslie Road, Middle Swan. You also can read regular stories on our blog.

Rise provides services for the aged, youth, people with a disability and those facing mental health challenges. For more information visit our homepage.