Sanofi challenge brings joy to Sunshine Butterflies

Big smiles all round from the Sunshine Butterflies recipients.

 There were smiles all round and even a few tears when Biopharmaceutical company Sanofi built and generously gave 24 bikes to disability support charity Sunshine Butterflies.

Sanofi is a French multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Paris, France.Sanofi undertook a corporate team building activity with Be Challenged on Wednesday March 4, where 195 participants gathered at Novotel Twin Waters resort and were split into 24 groups to build bikes.

Little did the Sanofi teams know that at the end of their challenge they would be presenting these bikes to 24 Sunshine Butterflies members living with a disability.

It was a heart-warming moment for all when Sunshine Butterflies entered the building and the Sanofi teams handed their bikes over.

“Sunshine Butterflies loved being part of this event.

“Our members were ecstatic to receive a bike and we were all so touched by the generosity.” Sonja Wright, Community Development

All Involved felt the joy of giving that day and Sunshine Butterflies left with a new bike and a smile from ear-to-ear.

“We are so grateful to Sanofi and Be Challenged for being chosen as the recipients of such a wonderful Initiative,” Ms Wright said.

Sunshine Butterflies offers a ‘one-stop-shop’ for disability support services at their unique property ‘Our Backyard’, a purpose-built, tranquil 5 acre oasis In the Noosa countryside.

The organisation is based on disability support service, is a not- for-profit NDIS provider that has built a network of flexible services to provide information, support, resources and programs to individuals and families living with a disability in a safe and happy learning environment.

Sunshine Butterflies was founded in 2005 by Leanne Walsh, who made it her mission to reduce the stigma of disability within her community and she now leads a passionate team of over 80 staff, who help make her dream a reality.