Inspiring people with disabilities and mental illness
Against the Grain Tackles the Australasian Safari
The Against the Grain team is comprised of disabled and able-bodied adventurers who advocate the Count Me In message of inclusion. Together, they inspire people with disabilities and mental illness, as well as their carers and families, to embrace life and continue to do the things that bring them joy and excitement.
This month, Against the Grain team members Jim Cairns, a paraplegic and Count Me In ambassador, and Rex Baker, a former carer and disability support advocate, will compete in the side-by-side class of this year’s Australasian Safari. The grueling seven-day event will see them navigate more than 3500km of Western Australia’s rugged outback in a vehicle they are constructing themselves.
Jim is the first paraplegic to compete in the side-by-side class, and both he and Rex defy the odds by crossing the finish line.
If you would like to support Jim and Rex in their preparations for the Safari by making a donation, click here.
The Australasian Safari runs from September 20-27. You can keep up-to-date with Against the Grain’s progress during the event at againstthegrain.org.au.
You can connect with Against the Grain on Twitter via @ATG_WA, and on Facebook here.
Fairholme Disability Support Group is proud to be supporting Against the Grain in the upcoming 2014 Australasian Safari.