Author: Christina Anderson

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Cycle Power 2016

Have you always wanted to set your self a physically demanding challenge, where you are supported by an amazing group of people, raising funds for a cause you are passionate about? Then CyclePower 2016 is you.

Join handcyclist Gary Connor to ride over 500km from Cambodia to Vietnam in August 2016 raising funds for Disability Sport & Recreation.

We will visit the Cambodian Womens wheelchair basketball team and join in the memorial service for the 50th Anniversary of the Battle Of Long Tan in Vung Tau, Vietnam.

For more information contact info@dsr.org.au

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Frame the Sue Hammersley Collection of Gig Posters

Sue Hammersley played an influential role in West Australian music across a couple of decades. She championed gigs on university campuses, booked gigs at numerous venues, promoted interstate tours, and gave up and coming bands a helping hand. She was infamous around town – always at gigs, always loud, always with a drink in hand. Opinionated, passionate, hilarious, and more than anything, dedicated to WA music.

Sue passed away suddenly in August 2012.

A small collection of Sue’s favourite gig posters, which were kept by her family are being donated to WAM. We are raising funds to cover the costs associated with framing this collection professionally to ensure they are kept for many years to come as a tribute to her passion and commitment to what she loved best – music. Any funds raised over and above the framing costs will contribute to WAM’s range of programs and services.

Bob Gordon published a beautiful obituary and tribute to Sue on her passing; if you didn’t know Sue, everything you need to know about her relevance to the WA music community is captured here.

Sue was a force of nature, to say the least. Music mad from the get-go, at the age of 17 she managed to score an internship at the BBC in London, working on such shows such as Top of the Pops. Returning to Perth in the early ‘80s, she studied Film & Television at WAIT (now Curtin) but it was Sue’s passion for music that saw her emerge as a pioneering presence and consistent motivator in original, live music in this city.

It was a heartfelt mission and Sue fought the good fight in all of the many roles she took on in the WA music industry – at WAIT, the University Of Western Australia, The Red …

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25th Anniversary of Family Camps

Our Annual Family Camps help families create memories and have new experiences that they wouldn’t otherwise. These are an important part of our services but are dependant on donors, supporters and philanthropists for funding.

This year marks our 25th Anniversary of Family Camps. Donate $25 to help celebrate 25 years, or another amount of your choosing. Your donation will help us continue to provide families with children or young adults with disabilities the opportunity to relax, reconnect and recharge together, that is so desperately needed.

Thank you.…

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Moving Mountains for Mitch

How far would you push yourself in the name of mateship?

Jason Snell is raising money for his friend Mitch Cleary, the victim of a one punch attack three years ago.

Jason leaves Perth on March 28th to attempt to summit Mt Everest.

All your donation will go to help Mitch’s long road to recovery (excl 1.5% credit card fee).

Jason comments from the heart:

“If I am to summit Everest I’ll need a solid measure of good fortune. They say fortune favors the brave – a quality I’m hoping I have enough of”.

“During times of this journey, no matter how strong my mind, my bravery may run low. Thankfully, I’m not drawing on this alone to make the climb. I also have my inspiration”.

“Mitch’s battle is hourly, daily, weekly, monthly – for the rest of his life. A bit different from the challenges of a lifelong dream”.

“So when I’m inevitably exhausted, freezing cold, and trying with every part of my mind, body and soul to just place one foot in front of the other, I’ll think of Mitch. The pain and memories of my challenge, which I willingly choose, will fade with time. As for Mitch – he will awake to a new Everest everyday”.

Please help Jason Snell by giving whatever you can to fuel his inspiration to help Mitch with his rehabilitation. The more people that know about Moving Mountains For Mitch, the greater the impact we can have on his rehabilitation, so please also spread the word by sharing the campaign with your friends and family.
Feel free to also set up a fundraiser for Mitch.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot to Jason and Mitch!…

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Cycle 1000km across Sri Lanka to rebuild communities through arts (Aal Project)

Synopsis

From 06 – 26 February 2016, seven cyclist representing Ondru from New Zealand and Australia will cycle 1000km across Sri Lanka from Mirissa to Jaffna to raise $50,000 in funds to develop the project. This pilot project will focus on rebuilding and strengthening communities and will be driven by the local communities to inspire positive change.

What are we trying to achieve?

Empowering communities in Sri Lanka affected by war, violence and displacement through community based art projects that bring people together to inspire and nurture a more positive vision of the future.

What have we done so far?

Across 2013 and 2014, we have been working with many local communities, conducted lectures and workshops at the Eastern University, and consulted with the National Peace Council, many educators, artists, healers, nurturers, carers, professionals and people from many walks of life to develop the project.

Visit our website for more information: www.ondru.org

Sound of Silence (Sri Lanka) Photography by Shelley Morris…

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Pedal for Prems

Life’s Little Treasures Foundation is Australia’s foremost charity providing comprehensive information and support to families with a premature or sick baby. Our services include essential hospital parent information folders, medical information smartphone apps, parent support groups, financial assistance and a 24-hour helpline.…

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Skydive the Beach and Beyond

Looking for a unique way to raise funds for your charity?
Reach your fundraising goals and new heights with Skydive the Beach and Beyond and Skydive Australia. With stunning locations all across Australia, we have a tandem skydiving drop zone to suit your every need and can help you meet your fundraising targets – up to 14,000 feet above earth. Skydiving is a once in a lifetime activity for many people and therefore something that requires courage and support. This is why it is such a great activity to assist in raising funds for charitable organisations. Gain the support of others by challenging yourself to the extreme and have fun while you’re at it – or better still, share the experience and organise a group!
1. First Step:      Start a Fundraiser for your charity Now
2. Second Step: Book your Skydive the Beach Jump   Book Your Skydive Australia Jump
Mention “Givematcher” when you book and receive 15% off our low skydiving price! You must raise $250. Note: Skydive the Beach and Beyond will check your fundraising status before your jump to ensure you’ve raised at least $250 to receive the discount.

Charities, why choose us?
In operation for over 16 years, you’ll be skydiving with the best when you choose Skydive the Beach and Beyond & Skydive Australia. We have worked with many charities and our experience means we’ll take care of all the finer details so you can focus on your fundraising efforts – after all, that’s what it’s all about. Skydive the Beach and Beyond & Skydive Australia are your first port of call to add an exciting personal challenge to your next fundraising event. For more info or to book a tandem skydive call 1300 663 634 or go to: www.skydive.com.au or www.australiaskydive.com.au…

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DiscoDtours

DiscoDtours is a social enterprise business that is committed to spreading the fun, happiness and joy of dance and to make a meaningful difference in the world by donating back to charities. Silent discos have been an emerging trend around the globe with the advent of wireless headphones. Participants can “tune into” a group leader who plays music and adds commentary and encourages participants to let go of their inhibitions, dance and have fun! It’s like being part of a fun moving outdoor flashmob and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels.

DiscoDtours runs weekly silent disco tours in Sydney and funds from each ticket purchased are donated back to nominated charities. Larger groups can also select ANY charity to dance for and raise additional funds via sponsorship on Givematcher. DiscoDtours can also create awesome custom tour experiences for birthdays, hens nights, corporate and conferences.…

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Tough Mudder

Are you participating in this event? Start a fundraising page on Givematcher for your favourite charity. As the only Not-For-Profit fundraising portal we provide a free service* to charities. So your hard-earned fundraising dollars get to the cause you care about.
We are not associated with this event. Charities and their supporters choose our fundraising portal because we save their charity large costs.
Spread the word and help us in our mission to save Millions of dollars for Australian charities!

* We offer small and medium charities a free service with no annual fee and zero commission. Large charities pay rock-bottom commission.…

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