Creating a strong community is a big part of what we do at Merrimu.
Drama continues to be a popular choice for the people we support. In preparation for their performance every year, the group makes their own props, designs costumes and selects the music – before showcasing their talents and hard work to a sell-out audience.
Once a week, a group from Merrimu visits the studio at Apple FM in Bacchus Marsh. The group goes on the radio to talk about a range of issues and upcoming events. It’s an opportunity to literally speak to the wider community.
Merrimu has its own patch. Here, people we support join with other local groups to nurture the garden and enjoy the camaraderie of working with others towards a common goal.
‘We choose where we grow our own vegetables in the garden. We grow tomatoes, cucumbers, beetroot and carrots.’ – Matthew