My Story, My Voice

This program began with funding from the Latrobe Community Health Service in 2017, where a group of 8 participants came together each week to write their stories.  To document how they acquired their ABI, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.

This program was extremely successful with each participant receiving a booklet with all their stories.  Many had indicated an interest in sharing their stories more widely so in 2018 the Trafalgar & District Community Bank Branch provided further funding to continue the ‘My Story, My Voice’ program which in 2019/20 has seen participants meet and develop their public speaking skills.  Then sharing their stories with groups in the community to provide education, raise awareness and allow the wider community to see the person behind the disability.

These talks have been incredibly well received from schools and community groups alike.

Following COVID-19, instead of shelving further talks we have utilised Zoom and will continue interview style presentations online, allowing these stories to reach a much wider audience.

We would like to extend our thanks to the Trafalgar & District Community Bank Branch for their ongoing support and thank each and every one of the participants for being courageous and sharing their very personal stories.  Thank you to Kerryn for facilitating this process.

Please click below to open and view My Story, My Voice articles and videos.


Paul Bur

COVID-19 won't stop our stories being shared.  

Thank you to Trafalgar & District Community Bank Branch for making this project possible.  

Thank you to Paul for sharing your story and thank you to Kerryn for facilitating this project.  

More stories to come!





Barbara Stoneman

The second in a series of Zoom interviews with the My Story, My Voice participants 🎬

Thank you again to Trafalgar & District Community Bank Branch for making this project possible.

Thank you to Barb for sharing your story & for putting up with our “Zoom technical glitches” 😉

And this on National Volunteer Week – Barb herself volunteered at a local school for 30 years and a few years ago began volunteering at a local op shop.

Barb didn't let life's setbacks stand in her way 🙏💙

More stories to come.



Trevor Campbell

Trevor Campbell shares his story and in his words, he's 'one lucky bloke!' 🗣

Thanks to the wonderful My Story, My Voice project supported by Trafalgar & District Community Bank Branch these stories are able to be shared far and wide.

So important to see the person behind the ABI.  Thank you Trevor for sharing your story 👌


Bev Martin

The beautiful Bev Martin shares her story in this snippet of her Zoom interview with Kerryn.

Thank you to Bev and thank you to the Trafalgar & District Community Bank Branch for your support.

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