Community At Work


Under rather difficult circumstances the Australian Community Inspired Association Inc met their Hills Relay for Life target of $1,000.

ACIA Vice President Indu Harikrishna said she is aware of how difficult it has been for the charities and special needs groups in the covid environment – it impacts greatly on their fundraising opportunities.

Indu expressed thanks to their project collaborative partner the Hills District Tennis Association and praised the local small business community for their support.

These store holders and their staff are an inspiration to organisations like ours. Our special thanks to Thre3 Brothers Fresh Dural, Anthony’s Gourmet Dural, Bakers Delight Dural and Woolworths Cherrybrook – without local business support, such outcomes would be very difficult to achieve.

The ACIA Team are also very grateful for the contribution made by Robert Kilborn, Dural Tennis Centre Coach/Manager and the residents of the Dural Oaktree Retirement Village with special mention to their in-house Tai Chi group.

Bob Waller President of ACIA Inc, Lisa Carruthers
Chairperson Hills Relay for Life, Sreeni Pillamarri
ACIA Inc, Rose Cowan Relay for Life, Lakshmi
Pillamarri ACIA Inc Treasurer, Bev Jordon Relay for
Life, Ruth Didsbury Relay for Life, Robert Kilborn
Head Coach Dural Tennis Centre, Trish Sanford
President HDTA Inc, Indu Harikrishna Vice President
ACIA Inc and Suvetha Sathish Secretary ACIA Inc

The Oaktree Tai Chi group of people unselfishly provide support to different local charities and community groups with special needs. Tai Chi instructors Pauline Chong and Wijay Karalapillai donate their time almost on a weekly basis in support of the Tai Chi’s group fundraising efforts.

The ACIA Team has already committed to a much bigger Relay for Life challenge in 2022.

* ACIA Inc is a local multicultural organisation with aims to create an all-embracing, inclusive environment that fosters respect and understanding between people and communities of different cultures and backgrounds and aid local charities and communities with special needs.

Membership enquires most welcome ACIA Inc President Bob Waller call 0438 410 030 or text