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Hames Sharley is lending a helping hand to the Dreamfit Foundation by offering pro-bono services to design its new “state of the art” workshop facility located within The University of Western Australia’s Park Field Station in Shenton Park.

Born out of an immense passion to aid those with disabilities, 2007 Young Australia of the Year and Mechanical Engineering graduate Darren Lomman created Dreamfit to assist people with disabilities by researching and developing recreational equipment that allows them to surf, ski, ride and abseil.

Associate Director of Hames Sharley, James Edwards says the project is a great opportunity for the company to give back to the community and looks forward to assisting Dreamfit in realizing their vision.

“We are exceptionally proud to be involved in such a worthy cause and are inspired by the passion and dedication shown everyday by the staff at Dreamfit,” Mr Edwards said.

“Hames Sharley will be completing a refurbishment of the disused shed located in the University’s Park Field Station and convert it into a cutting edge ‘state of the art’ workshop facility for Dreamfit where they can continue their excellent work for the community.”

The 1,500 sqm workshop will include a mezzanine floor and accommodate approximately 150 engineering students in Western Australia. Each student will each be given the opportunity to research, learn and participate in developing engineering solutions for people with disabilities.

There are currently over three million people in Australia living with a disability. The Dreamfit Foundation seeks to improve the live of people with disabilities by creating engineering solutions to enable them to participate; to enhance their day-to-day life; or to assist with their rehabilitation or exercise program.

The completion date of the facility has been planned for March 2009.