Miller community goes on show

THE Miller community is being called together on Sunday as a sign of community spirit.

The event, SHINE, brings together organisations with the aim of providing residents with information on resources available to them within their community.

SHINE stands for sport, health, inclusion, neighbourhood and education.

Those involved in the day, which will run at the Michael Wenden Centre from 11am to 4pm, include TAFE, NSW Fire and Rescue, local sport organisations, children, youth and family services, church groups, Aboriginal services, aged-care and disability organisations and local businesses.

Each will display their services and some will host workshops and demonstrate what they do.

There will be free swimming lessons for children and entertainment for all ages, as well as magicians, face-painters and a variety of performers.

SHINE was organised by community members Ruth Brissett-Costa and Frank Costa, of SLOOSH Kids Care, and Sharyn Henry, of the 2168 Resident Action Group.

Ms Brissett-Costa said the day was a chance to promote services to residents and ensure them their community offers a lot.

"We'd like to send the message that we're not a disadvantaged community," she said.

"We've got all kinds of services available to people in the community here but there's not enough promotion of them all."

Ms Henry said the event provided the public a chance to join together and support one another.

"There's lots of stuff done in Liverpool but not much stuff is out here and that's why we want the 2168 postcode area to really shine," she said.

"We want to include the different communities within our neighbourhood and join together.

"We want to see growth within our community."

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