Some people are fortunate to have supportive families, friends and neighbours to help them navigate through difficult times; for those that don’t, there’s Wayside Chapel. Here are just a few of their stories.

Allan’s Story

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The rainbow flag flying in the wind

Andrew’s Story

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Giving Back to the Community

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Josh Peachey holds a thank you sign in front of a wall painted with the colours of the Aboriginal flag

A Story of Hope

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Jimbo opens the door to our Community Hall

Jimbo’s Story

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The Real Me

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Big Dale’s Big Break

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Life’s a Beach

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Hands with tattoos on each finger spelling out "Love" and "Hate"

Navigating through

[vc_row columns_on_tablet=”keep” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″][vc_column h_text_align=”left” h_text_align_mobile=”left” v_align=”v-align-middle” use_background=”” width=”1/1″][tm_textblock textarea_html_bkg_color=”#ffffff”] Some people are fortunate to have supportive families, friends and neighbours to help them navigate

Chris standing outside the Wayside Chapel

A very Wayside celebration

[vc_row columns_on_tablet=”keep” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″][vc_column h_text_align=”left” h_text_align_mobile=”left” v_align=”v-align-middle” use_background=”” width=”1/1″][tm_textblock textarea_html_bkg_color=”#ffffff”] Wayside has celebrated some huge achievements recently for Chris and Esther, two visitors in our