Bethany Fisher is a Melbourne based Children’s Entertainer and winner of ‘Best Kids Live Show ‘ at the 2019 What’s for Kids Awards.
Performing her first ever show 10 years ago at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Bethany has been a supporter of many Melbourne Children’s Charities. It is therefore no surprise Bethany was honoured to be asked to become an Ambassador for Keeleys Cause.
Performing a show that encourages Inclusion of all kids, including opportunities for kids to join Bethany through the show.
Bethany is one of Australia’s most sought after children’s entertainer performing across the Country. In addition Bethany has an extensive CV in Theatre, TV, Film and Commercial work, it her true passion is performing for kids, creating a fun and safe space for everyone of all abilities to join in.
MasterChef Australia Semi-Finalist Tim Bone quickly became one of MasterChef’s popular contestants with his flair for food and down-to-earth personality, making it into the top four.
Tim started working as an integration aide at a Ballarat primary school in 2008, helping children with special needs. He also ran after school programs for underprivileged kids several nights a week, and then went on to run the community garden and café program. Whilst this was a role he loved, MasterChef gave him the support and confidence he needed to go out on his own and make food his career. He launched his gourmet toasted sandwich market stall, Tim’s Toasties, in September 2019. Tim’s Toasties has become very well-known and popular amongst Ballarat locals and visitors from nearby towns.
Having worked with children with special needs for a long time, Tim understands the importance that iPads and technology play in assisting children on the Autism Spectrum with their learning and development, making him a proud supporter and Ambassador of Keeley’s Cause.
Ella Azura Pardy is a Perth based Paralympic 100m and 200m sprinter, who is diagnosed with Autism and mild Cerebral Palsy. She competes under the T38 classification but in addition has ADHD and an intellectual disability.
She made her international sporting debut at 15 and has represented Australia many times at World Championships and Commonwealth Games culminating in her medal winning performance in the 4 by 100m relay team at the Rio Paralympics.
When she saw Keeley on the TV show The Project talking about the Charity she had set up, she could totally identify with the work of the Keeley’s Cause and felt a true connection.
Like many people with autism Ella’s learning difficulties have been greatly improved by using digital tools such as iPads with applications specifically designed to highlight visual learning.
Her ambition is to promote inclusion, neurodiversity and be a role model for young people particularly in the promotion of sport and a healthy lifestyle.
Ella is training hard in the run up to the Tokyo Paralympics and is truly delighted to be an Ambassador for Keeley’s Cause.