Newcastle Knights Robbie Rochow and Jeremy Smith joined the festivities of Castle Personnel’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser on Friday morning.
Castle Personnel is a not for profit organisation providing services to people with a disability or disadvantage throughout the region.
The Club and players share a special relationship with the service provider with a number of the organisation’s clients regularly attending open training sessions and home games to cheer on the team.
Not only was the event in support of a great cause, it was a chance for the clients to mingle and have their photo taken with the players.
Support worker Trudy Ayre said the Knights attendance at the special event brought plenty of smiles and excitement.
“Today we had clients here from a number of our different programs including the individual support and group support programs,” Trudy said.
“Everyone has come together, including the staff.
As well as a delicious spread of home cooked goodies, a quilt created by Castle Personnel clients was raffled and an art and craft display took pride of place at the centre.
“They’ve been really keen to show off what they have been doing,” she continued.
“It’s been very exciting to have the two players here today.
“Everyone feels like the players are part of the family,”