Performers with disability shine at Afford's Got Talent

Forget The Voice and X-Factor - Afford's Got Talent is where the real action lies.

The disability service provider held its fifth annual talent showcase this month and members of Afford's Oran Park and Campbelltown day programs put on showstopping performances.

The event was held at Penrith's Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre and was designed to encourage people of all abilities to get up and have a go.

Clients from the Afford Oran Park Day Program delivered high-energy performances titled Cheerleader and Shake It Off, while Campbelltown Day Program clients performed Country Boy which, was also another great hit for the evening.

The performers spent months working on their routines and were thrilled to carry them out on stage.

Afford chief executive Steven Herald said the show was pure enjoyment.

"Afford's Got Talent is about each and every client," he said.

"It showcases their determination and will to achieve and perform in front of a group of peers, family and friends.

"For months leading up to the event, performers work very hard to learn lyrics and perfect dance moves.

"It's amazing to see all the hard work come together and the wonderful talent that we have in our Afford community.

"There are a range of sensational performances that entertain and amaze the audience each and every year - many in the audience are keen to sing and dance along as well."

Afford staff and clients work together to decide on costumes, makeup, routines and songs for each performance.

They are chosen to reflect the personal interests of all involved.

Afford is one of Australia's longest serving not-for-profit disability organisations and continuously goes beyond traditional service offerings to deliver new life experiences, work opportunities and lifelong friendships.