Slater and Gordon Tamworth will be hosting a charity screening of ‘Oz: the Great and Powerful’ to raise funds for the groundbreaking disability support organisation Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA).
The film, which features an all-star cast including Mila Kunis, James Franco, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams, will be screened at the Forum 6 cinema in Centrepoint Shopping Centre on March 7 at 6:30 pm.
Tamworth lawyer David Allen encouraged the community to show their support for SCIA and come along.
“Spinal cord injuries can be incredibly traumatic and life altering. For this reason the support, advocacy and assistance offered by SCIA is invaluable,” Mr Allen said.
“SCIA is an organisation dedicated to getting people back on track after a spinal cord injury.
“They are active within the Tamworth community and I am proud to be able to support them and the fantastic work they do for families in Tamworth and right across the New England region.”
Tickets to the SCIA screening of ‘Oz: the Great and Powerful’ are available at Slater and Gordon Tamworth, Shop 2, 454-456 Peel Street, ph: (02) 6763 1900.
Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of function, such as mobility or feeling. In 2007 – 2008 there were 362 new cases of SCI registered.
SCIA is a member-based organisation that was formed in 1967 by a group of young men hospitalised with spinal cord injuries caused by traumatic accidents.
Today, the organisation focuses on providing innovative services, advocacy, support, accommodation and intensive exercise rehabilitation to people with disabilities as a result of spinal cord injury. SCIA works with the community to promote independence and provide services to people with physical disabilities.