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Friends Bat for Will

We were offered an opportunity to have an exhibition in our hometown of Robertson NSW. After travelling throughout Australia and connecting with many new communities and people I felt how would it be to do the same in our own town?

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Rainbow

Rainbow is a small town of 700 located in the Mallee region of rural Victoria. It is surrounded by many more small towns including Warracknabeal. Rainbow is home to our Exhibition in October and we had the pleasure of driving there to meet with Belinda Eckermann and her community. Where this town is small it […]

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Launching Willo HQ

A milestone was reached recently with the opening our our national office – Willo HQ. With 2 years behind us, close to 30,000 km’s on the road, 150 hours of driving, 427 creatively painted and styled cricket bats and close to 400 artist of all backgrounds .. we have a space to call home. We […]

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World Autism Awareness Day

What does this mean for us? It means asking our communities to slow down in our daily lives to notice our children. It means taking responsibility as community members to consciously include people with intellectual disabilities. To treat our children the way you would like to be treated. It means looking beyond our own personal […]

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Warooka

We have driven close to 7000km’s with 60 hours in the car to reach Warooka in the Southern Yorke Peninsula. We have shared many hours of planning, developed friendships and connected with a community that has overwhelmed us with generosity. The Exhibition, the relationship with Leisure Options and the community involvement has now become our model. […]

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Perth

Our biggest Exhibition to date with close to 90 artists coming together from around Perth. For many of the artists it is their second time to paint for Willo in an extraordinary show of support. Working with Roger Bayzand, Trudi Nell and Celestine Dyson in Perth, we have discovered an incredible community in this city […]

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Resilience

Resilience has been a big part of Will’s life. Without it, I am sure we would have taken a much different path. The ability to keep rising and to see options and seek answers are all part of our story. Many will see our life and see a family that is enjoying the end result […]

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The Bellarine

I met Melanie Macilwain from Geelong online recently. Mel and Willo were supporting #artforbales and #buyabale and through a series of circumstances … connected. Mels beautiful art and her passion for doing good for those that need help was hard to resist, and not that we tried! As a teacher she has the enviable position, amongst […]

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The Yorke Peninsula

We recently spent an unforgettable week in the Yorke Peninsula with the communities at the “bottom end”. On the invitation of Steph Ball from the Ballara Art and Lifestyle Retreat in Warooka we drove approximately 3000km to present Willo’s story and open the door to what we hoped would be another community batting for Willo. I […]

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The Willo Hub

The Willo Exhibitions have created so much awareness around Will. We truly hope it has also created awareness around the need for more inclusion and acceptance of our children who are living with needs that often go beyond most peoples understanding and tolerance. We hope that more people see the ability, the beauty and the […]

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