WISH Granted to Special Needs Students of Local Dance School

Sydney, July 8, 2014: Local business employee Coleen Cattell of Dorothy Cowie School of Dancing and BizCover’s Small Business Buddy Program has helped give students with special needs an extra reason to dance.

The 77 year old dance school, introduced dance for special needs students at their Drummoyne studio in 2010, with the help of Kathleen Collins of the Special Olympics. The classes give these students an opportunity to learn different styles of dance and to perform in the schools Drummoyne annual concert, which is the highlight of the year for many of the students.

“We believe that the joy of dancing should cater to all who love to dance,” said Coleen Cattell of the Dorothy Cowie School of Dancing.

“It’s a wonderful program with wonderful outcomes.  A big thanks to BizCover’s Small Business Buddy program, our special needs students and their parents are extremely grateful for the financial relief this will mean for them. They normally have a lot of ongoing costs outside of dancing and to have their concert costumes paid for will give them some much needed financial relief.  They are over the moon and so are we,” continues Coleen.

Launched last month, BizCover Founder and Managing Director Michael Gottlieb has dedicated $60,000 towards the new Small Business Buddy Program (, in a mission to give back to the SME community who they service.

“Our success is due to the small business community, who has over the past seven years embraced our online insurance services over more traditional methods of buying insurance. Having someone like Coleen be able to help out her special needs students with their end of the year concert costumes will make a positive impact on their families. The Small Business Buddy Program is about lending a helping hand and making life just a little easier for those it reaches,” said Gottlieb.

The 589 wishes submitted so far include numerous requests for laptops and iPads, as well as morale-boosting grants for office coffee machines or staff lunch celebrations.

A wish will be granted by every fortnight in the form of a specific product or service valued at up to $2,000. Wishes can be made by any small business with twenty employees.. Businesses must have a valid ABN to apply but don’t need to be an existing BizCover customer to enter.

Wishes can be submitted online via

What: The Small Business Buddy Program

When: Wishes will be granted twice a month



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