The Benevolent Society are proud to support and take part in this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras and Sydney World Pride. 
A team of volunteers from across the organisation showed up and represented The Benevolent Society at Mardi Gras Fair Day on Sunday 19 February to celebrate with the LGBTIQA+ community and promote our services and programs. 

We had team members from our National office, Fostering Young Lives, The Shack, Disability Gateway, Ageing Services and Carer Gateway, who chatted with attendees about the services we can offer in the community.
The Benevolent Society logo represented all the colours in the rainbow, and the Fair Day team provided entertainment for children with spray-on tattoos and a colourful ball pit. 

Everyone had a ball covering themselves in glitter and watching on in awe as our very own Freeda Tuck (aka Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner Ashley Johnson) #TBSlayed all day long, representing the important work we do in interviews with ABC Sydney Radio, ABC Queer, Koori Radio and Blaq Mobs. 

 freeda doing radio

Freeda told the media about the important work we do across New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia helping people to live their best lives. 

More than just a festival theme, Sydney WorldPride 2023 is a calling to gather and participate; to listen deeply, learn, take action, dream and amplify. 
Fair Day kicked off Sydney WorldPride in true Mardi Gras style. There’s plenty of more in store in the days to come.  
Running from 17 February to 5 March, an exciting blockbuster program of more than 300 events will take place over 17 glorious days – visit for more details. 

 freeda at fair day

For more information on The Benevolent Society, call 1800 236 762.