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              Meet the new

              MARkeTiNg                       &       DeVeloPMeNT TeAM

                 Alicia Ballesty, Marketing & Development Manager   Jess Chippendale, Development Coordinator
                               i’d like to start off by saying how                i am super excited to be back working
                               excited i am to be part of the MDNSW               with the MDNSW team!  Some of you may
                               community and thank you for the warm               recognise me from camp or from when
                               welcome i’ve received in the short time            i previously worked in the fundraising
                               i’ve been here.                                    team.  MDNSW has always been an
                                                                                  organisation i am very passionate about,
                               A little bit about me. i live just south of        so i am thrilled to have the opportunity
                               Sydney in the beautiful country town of            to re-join the team at this exciting time
                               Picton with my husband and one-year-               of growth and share my new skills in
                               old son, along with our two chickens   my role as Program Development Coordinator.  i look
                 and pet sheep,  emma.  i enjoy meeting new people,   forward to sharing my passion for this organisation with
                 discovering new hiking trails, and tasting different foods   others in the community and spreading awareness for
                 from all over the world at every opportunity!      muscular dystrophy by promoting the fantastic work we
                 Professionally,  i have over ten years’ communications  do.
                 and marketing experience working for various industry
                 associations in Australia and abroad.   in that time,  i  Tash Sanders, Development Coordinator
                 have come to fully appreciate value of a member-based
                 community, and the united voice and strengthened                 This is a role  i cannot wait to sink my
                 position we bring to our sector.                                 teeth into and being a part of Muscular
                                                                                  Dystrophy NSW is incredibly important
                 My new team and  i look forward to enhancing our                 to me.  My passion lies in connecting
                 engagement with you, our members, and other key                  with and helping young people to
                 stakeholders, through the development of a creative and          achieve greatness.  With a background
                 exciting new communications and marketing strategy,              in children’s entertainment as well as
                 which we will be rolling out over the next two years.            the donor journey,  i will bring a vast
                 Please feel free to reach out should you have any ideas          amount of experience and dedication in
                 or feedback, or would like to simply say hello!  My email   connecting with the local community in order to support
                 is                   this incredible cause.

                                           MeMBeRS MeeT TheiR FAVoURiTe CoMiC

                                           Book ChARACTeRS AT OZ COMIC-CON

                                         Thanks to a generous donation of 30 free  oz Comic-Con 2019 is Australia’s Ultimate
                                         tickets from Oz Comic-Con, a lucky group  Pop Culture event, showcasing all the latest
                                         of  MDNSW  members  got  to  attend  the  studio activations, comics, anime, cosplay,
                                         well-known event and meet some of their  and video games.
                                         comic book heroes, including 13 year-
                                         old Jordan Tabet, who got to size up his   To take advantage of member benefits like
                                         favourite character - Spiderman.        these, make sure you follow us on social media
                                                                                 to receive the latest posts announcing new
                                         Jordan,  who  has  Myotonic  Muscular  and exciting experiences and opportunities.
                                         Dystrophy, attended the event with his
                                         family, who said that he had a magnificent
                                         time  meeting  all  his  heroes.  When  asked                           Social icon Circle Only use blue and/or white.
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                                         what was his favourite thing was, he said    follow us...
                  A meeting of the Spidermen  ‘seeing all the Spiderman characters!’
                 JoiN The GIVING TUESDAY MoVeMeNT oN 3 DeC

                 All around the world, more than 50 participating countries will be celebrating generosity on a
                 single day - Tuesday 3 December.  Giving Tuesday is the one day in the year when individuals,
                 communities and businesses come together to give their time, money, goods or voices to
                 celebrate and thank Australian charities for the great job they do.  The 3 December also
                 marks international Day of Persons with Disability, so even more reason to participate!
                 You’re invited to jump on board and help raise awareness and support for our Muscular Dystrophy
                 community on this giving Tuesday!
                 For more information on how to participate, visit

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