Sunshine Butterflies


Hi, I'm Sunshine Butterflies

Sunshine Butterflies is a boutique, not- for-profit provider that has built a network of flexible services to provide information, support, resources and programs to individuals and families living with a disability in a safe and happy learning environment.

Sunshine Butterflies was founded in 2005 by Leanne Walsh, who made it her mission to reduce the stigma of disability within her community and she now leads a small and passionate team to help make this dream a reality.

Leanne’s enthusiasm and dedication towards disability education, awareness and inclusion began together with her husband Damien when their son Curtis was born 13 weeks premature with Cerebral Palsy. It is from her own journey and experiences that led Leanne to develop and create a charity and service that specialise in supporting families and individuals, as well as educating the younger generation about disability, acceptance and inclusion.

Sunshine Butterflies provide families with parent support, information and individual assistance, swim, social and recreational opportunities, early intervention programs, post school recreational programs, respite and personal fundraising plans.

Those who use our services are families, individuals, carers, service providers, NGO’s, medical personnel, schools and community groups, all for different reasons.

Sunshine Butterflies programs, activities and support services are for the whole family and are delivered from our new location 'Our Backyard' a 5 acre hobby farm.

Sunshine Butterflies does not receive government funding and greatly appreciates the generosity of donations to help sustain our charity and to continue to provide our members and their families with quality support and activities. Your support in sharing our vision, allows us to continue to improve the lives of individuals living with a disability. THANK YOU!

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