The Voice’s Connor Wink has been announced as the ambassador and headline act for the Hunter Disability Expo in Newcastle on the 13 and 14 May 2022.
Connor appeared on The Voice recently, with his rendition of Cher’s Believe. He turned four chairs which earned him a place in Guy Sebastian’s team. Performing in his signature sunglasses, Connor revealed to the judges he was blind.
The multi-instrumentalist said he was thrilled to make it into the next round of the singing competition, and he hoped to use the platform to inspire others with a disability.
“I’m excited to share my music and my story about how being blind doesn’t stop me from pursuing a music career. People will be able to ask questions to gain a new understanding of me and my life experience,” Connor said.
The COVID-19 safe Hunter Disability Expo showcases more than 120 service providers, Government agencies, advocacy groups and products available to all people with disability including those under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The main stage will feature a full program of speakers and entertainment with Connor taking the stage on Friday 13 May from 11:30am for a live Q&A and performance.
“My message for anyone with a disability is you can do anything that you set your mind to. We can change the world and influence others to make the world a more understanding and inclusive place for us to be independent and free,” Connor said.
Hunter Disability Expo, Event Director, Kathryn Carey, said she was excited for Connor to join the Expo as ambassador and for the Expo’s return to Newcastle. The theme of this year’s expo is ‘My Future, My Choice’.
“We love coming back to Newcastle every year to give the Hunter community the opportunity to talk face to face with the services and providers that can help change the lives of people with disability,” Kathryn said.
“It’s truly humbling to play a role in something so important to the disability community. It’s about positively impacting people with disability; to not only help them navigate what choice means, but for it to make a difference,” she said.
Newcastle MP Tim Crakanthorp will also be in attendance to connect with the disability community and NDIS service providers.
The Hunter Disability Expo is free to attend and will be held at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on 13 and 14 May between 9am and 3pm.
IMAGE | The Voice’s Connor Wink
The Hunter Disability Expo is a one-stop-shop for disability services, bringing more than 120 vital services and providers together under one roof to connect with clients and carers and helping them understand what is available to them under the NDIS. It also allows people to determine and choose the services and products which best suit their needs. The Hunter Disability Expo is running across Friday 13 and Saturday 14 May at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre between 9am and 3pm. Entry is Free!