When Brett walked through our doors in desperate need of emergency food supplies, he told our staff at Blair Athol that it had been some time since he had got out and enjoyed himself.
A recent injury required Brett to undergo vital surgery to remove a large blood clot that had formed underneath his skull. Though he was in recovery, he had experienced a significant setback to his health and it was difficult for him to stop thinking about his medical situation. This led to many isolated days at home.
Brett is just one of our many clients struggling to put food on the table as the cost of living soars, with an average of 153 people currently seeking our Emergency Relief service each month. Through this service, we provide food and clothing to those in immediate need, while also linking them to ongoing support through programs such as Counselling and Financial Counselling.
To assist Brett in his recovery and give him something to look forward to, Lutheran Care provided Brett with two Adelaide Fringe tickets last week.
This year, Lutheran Care has joined Adelaide Fringe as its Community Fund Partner. Through this partnership, we are giving South Australians who are experiencing hardship the opportunity to attend the event and create joyful memories.
It is the first time a leading South Australian not-for-profit organisation has invested so significantly in making the Adelaide Fringe more inclusive. Our support means more tickets are going to disadvantaged communities than ever before. You can read more about our partnership here.
After attending the Fringe show ‘Cab Suave’, Brett told us we had given him just what he needed and that he thoroughly enjoyed the experience. To express his gratitude, he gave us a handwritten note to say how much he appreciated the support.
“I am getting better but have not been able to do much lately,” Brett said.
“Thank you for helping me feel a lot better about my situation.”
“The Lutheran Care society has been able to help me with some much needed assistance, I recently injured myself and needed immediate surgery to drain a litre of blood and a giant blood clot from my skull, I am getting better but have not been able to do much lately. They have given me 2 tickets to a Fringe event to help me get out of the house and enjoy something different to do instead of constant medical problem, thank you for helping me feel a lot better about my situation. Thank you, Brett MacLeod”