In memory of Kevin Byrne AM.,
1945 - 2004
On September 11th 2004, the disability sector lost an advocate, a pioneer of change and a champion of disability rights. Physical Disability Australia also lost an executive member, one of our founders, a great and wonderful man and a friend to many.
Those of us who were fortunate enough to know Kevin Byrne were aware of his pioneering work in the disability field, his fondness for good food and a glass of wine, the love of his family, the warmth and compassion for his peers and colleagues, the twinkle in his eye, the jokes he would tell and his love for Patricia, the love of his life.
Many of us at Physical Disability Australia still miss Kevin and his smiling face at our board meetings, and the cheerfulness and dedication he brought to our organisation from the founding days through to Physical Disability Australia's 9th year in 2004.
Kevin had a passion for justice and for his work within the disability sector. In government and non government roles he was always working to ensure people with disabilities were an integral part of any planning.
Kevin loved Physical Disability Australia (or PDCA as it was known then) with a passion, and stood by its beliefs and commitment to people with physical disability. He was an active member from the foundation of the organisation to the end of his life.
In honour of Kevin Byrne, Physical Disability Australia has at last set up the Donations area of the website to honour the work of the late Kevin Byrne which will assist in the work of PDA to represent the interests and views of people with physical disability across Australia.
HOW TO DONATE TO PDA
Support Physical Disability Australia Ltd (PDA) in representing the interests and views of people with physical disability across Australia through one of several ways:
PDA appreciates all donations, no matter how big or small. These donations will assist in furthering the work or PDA and allow us to advocate further for the interests and views of people with physical disability in Australia, to be heard by all decision makers at all levels.
All donations to PDA are tax deductible in Australia as PDA has Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR) status.
If you wish to receive a receipt, please let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations by cheque or Australia Post money order can be sent to:
PDA PO Box 38,
Willawarrin. NSW. 2440 Or
Deposit directly into Physical Disability Australia Ltd bank account:
Community Sector Banking
BSB: 633 000
Name: Physical Disability Australia Ltd.
If you make a direct deposit, please provide us with details of who you are so that we can acknowledge this, and also issue you with a receipt.
You can check PDA Deductible Gift Recipient status online using theABN Lookup tool at business.gov.au and entering PDA Australian Business Number (ABN) which is 79081345164