The Afford's Got Talent event is on October 28

Afford's Got Talent is on October 28.
Afford's Got Talent is on October 28.

Participants of Afford's (Australian Foundation for Disability) Canley Vale and Chipping Norton Day programs have been busy practising their performances ahead of the 1950s themed Afford's Got Talent event on October 28.

This year's online event will see Afford Day programs participants, Supported Accommodation residents, Australian Disability Enterprise supported employees and School Leaver Employment Support trainees from across the country showcase their singing, dancing and performance talents.

Singer-songwriter Tanya George will co-host the event and perform her self-produced single Welcome. Tanya, whose music has inspired and entertained many Afford participants, will also lead Afford's Got Talent participants in the sing-along finale.

Afford's national executive manager of events Cristina Alvarez said Afford's Got Talent encourages social connection and self-expression and comes at a time when COVID-related lockdowns and restrictions have challenged the mental wellbeing of many people with disability.

"We are supporting our community to participate in activities that we all know and love to connect with friends and share our talents," she said.

Co-host: Tanya George.

Co-host: Tanya George.

"The past 12 months have been challenging with disruptions to community activities, events and everyday routines. However, this year's Afford's Got Talent online showcase gives everyone the chance to participate from their Day Program or their living room, and no matter how COVID may impact their community.

"By hosting Afford's Got Talent, we are humbled to play a small but important role in supporting the wellbeing of the unique individuals that make up Afford's community and provide choice and opportunity for every person to get involved in the things they love."

This year marks a milestone for Afford as they celebrate 70 years supporting Australians living with disability delivering meaningful services and supports across NSW, QLD, VIC, SA and WA for more than 6000 people with disability and their families every day.

Afford's Got Talent will showcase a range of performances this year with participants in Kings Park, Condell Park, Chipping Norton, Campbelltown, Guildford, Blacktown, and Canley Vale in NSW and from Pakenham in VIC. In QLD, participants in Beenleigh and Southport will perform and SA will have participants in Holden Hill and Morphett Vale.