[ 19 October, 2012; 6:30 pm; ]
Here in The Eagle’s Nest we’re very serious about the protection of our furry red friends.
But throw in a dinner at Alto, the views of the city and night, music from Annie and the Armadillos and you’ve got a compelling proposition.
Are you a Canberra performer looking for a chance to showcase your talent? Then Mondayitis Cabaret wants to hear from you.
[ 18 August, 2012; ]
One-year-old Allie Matthews is still far too young to appreciate the glamour of burlesque dance and vintage-style fashion. However Allie and her family are the inspiration for a special, glittering event that will be held in Canberra by Miss Kitka’s House of Burlesque and The Darling Sisters on 18 August at [...]
Andrew Barr has heralded the rebranding of the hardworking OzHarvest food rescue service as “The Yellow Van”.
Although the name of the service will change, the operations of the service will remain the same. The Yellow Van will continue to collect excess food from restaurants and supermarkets, which would otherwise be discarded, and distribute it to [...]
[ 26 July, 2012; 6:30 pm; ]
Relax! It’s not a fundraiser for the pernicious soul-less blueys. Rather we’ve had word of a fundraiser for the much more likeable orangutans.
Chill out with some good wine, delicious canapés and help save the orangutan from extinction. Hear about how you can escape Canberra’s winter and have your very own jungle adventure that will support [...]
The Greens are sending their best wishes to their colleague and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Shane Rattenbury has he sets off for a marathon from the Mount Everest Base Camp:
Mr Rattenbury will start the 42km run from Mount Everest Base Camp at midnight this evening – Canberra time (7am, 29th of May, Nepalese time).
[ 24 May, 2012; ] Camp Quality Supper Club is an exclusive fundraising event combining luxury dining and fine wine in support of children with cancer and their families.
Diners will be served a stunning dinner complete with French champagne from Champagne Taittinger and local wines from award-winning McWilliam’s, both new sponsors for 2012, as well as water from FIJI Water. Each [...]
The ABC reports that the Chamber of Commerce is having a whip around to fund the School of Music.
The Australian National University has now announced a reversal of its decision to cut in half one-on-one tuition, though it is sticking by its plan to cut 10 jobs.
Vice-chancellor Ian Young says discussions are underway with the [...]
[ 12 May, 2012; ]
This has come in and looks like fun:
The Long Ride to Stop the Poverty Cycle
FINAL LEG: YASS TO CANBERRA
SATURDAY, 12TH MAY
CALLING ALL CYCLISTS
Matt Napier is riding from Perth to Canberra to raise awareness of world poverty. Join Matt for the final leg into the GWS Giants vs Gold Coast game at Manuka Oval and [...]
This in from Briony at the Thoroughbred Park:
I am assisting the folk at Rooftop Foundation to hold a race day on Sunday 8 July 2012 to raise much needed funds for this local Canberra organisation. Rooftop Foundation assists with the homeless community right on our doorstep and its a scary thought to think 1 in [...]
[ 29 April, 2012; ] Sunday 29 April 2012 riders in the ACT will be enjoying their very own Black Dog Ride to raise awareness of mental health issues and to support Lifeline.
Register soon on the Black Dog Ride website for your very own black dog to join in for an attempt to set a world record for [...]
This in from Team Pandmonium for your consideration:
Thank you for taking an interest in the upcoming event “Spare change for change” and for supporting our charity – OneGirl. We are a team of four local Canberrans who make up team “Pandamonium”. We are of?cial entrants in the 2012 Mongol Rally, an annual charity [...]
MARCH is Snowy Hydro SouthCare Awareness Month.
Hold a fundraiser for Snowy Hydro SouthCare!
Holding your own fundraising event can be fun and is an easy, and effective way to raise awareness of the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rescue Helicopter.
It’s a simple way to make a difference in your community.
Most people don’t realise how often their local [...]
Getting my annual fix of McDonalds today in the new outlet and noticed that they are building a new Ronald McDonald House as part of the new Women and Childrens Hospital.
They are advertising a gala ball in order to raise a million dollars. The raffle prize is an Audi A5 woth $100k – and you [...]
The Vinnies Doorknock Appeal is held each February to raise much-needed funds for people in need in Canberra and Queanbeyan. During the 2012 Vinnies Doorknock Appeal, the Society is hoping to raise $300,000.
However, the biggest challenge faced by Vinnies each year is getting enough volunteers to the doors of thousands of people in Canberra [...]
22-year-old Canberran Brad Carron-Arthur found an interesting way to kick off his new year, undertaking a grueling 4000km solo run from Canberra to Cape York to raise money for AFFIRM: The Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research.
“There are two forces driving me. Firstly the innate drive for adventure and to challenge myself is what has [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is praising the generosity (*cough*) of the Library users who chose to donate 3,500 kg of food over christmas in lieu of their fines:
“A total of 8,084 items were donated through Libraries ACT’s nine branches, with three of the libraries – Dickson, Gungahlin and Woden – each having well over 1,000 items [...]
Someone doing something positive for his wife:
An exciting event began on the 1st of September of this year, when former Brumbies Coach Andy Friend and his wife Kerri began their 5000km journey from Cooktown to Canberra to raise awareness and money for Acquired Brain Injury.
The FRIENDly Ride is a three month Mountain Bike challenge for Andy [...]
[ 10 December, 2011; 8:30 am; ] The Motorcycle Riders Association has announced their 2011 Toy Run.
Toy Run is back and we need you to make it bigger and better than any other. 31 years of raising money and donating goods for those in need at Christmas. This is an historic event so please be part of it and get [...]
[ 2 December, 2011; 9:00 pm; 3 December, 2011; 8:00 am; ]
This in from the folks at TADACT:
Technical Aid for the Disabled, ACT (TADACT) is excited to announce its first BIG Charity Event “Walk A Loop”. Our bridge to bridge 5km walk is being held at 9pm on Friday 2 December and 8am on Saturday morning 3 December 2011.
We have local identities walking the loop including [...]
Not content with targeting the weak willed in Garema Place I’ve just seen an expansion of chugger mendacity.
The bugger just walked into our Civic office and pulled out the flip card before I could tell him I was busy and ask him to leave.
He was chugging for the Heart Research Institute who are now off [...]
[ 19 November, 2011; 7:00 pm; ]
At the Italian Club.
This in from the RSPCA:
RSPCA ACT CEO Michael Linke today launched the RSPCA ACT 2012 Calendar: Pets – A celebration of our passion.
“Now in its fourth year, the calendar features a photograph of a beloved pet on every day of the year. This fundraising calendar has raised over $30,000 since 2009, with all proceeds [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher informs us that as part of the Centenary of Canberra a toilet has been installed at the Aimutin Public School in Timor-Leste’s capital Dili.
“It is a remarkable achievement that just over six months after the Dollars for Dili project was launched, we are already seeing the first tangible signs of the benefits [...]
Canberra’s charity card shop has a wide range of cards, gifts and calendars for sale from 20 local charities.
It opens on Monday 24th October at Pilgrim House on Northbourne Ave.
It’ll be open from 10am – 4pm weekdays until Thursday 15th December.
This is a great place to stock up on beautiful, inexpensive cards [...]
[ 19 November, 2011; 6:30 pm; ]
Do you know you have the answers? Then join the Canberra Branch Make-A-Wish® Volunteers in a night of trivia fun.
Get a table of up to 10 people together and take up the challenge whilst assisting to raise funds to help grant the wishes of children with lifethreatening medical conditions. Munchies/finger food is provided.
Where: Italian Club [...]
[ 24 October, 2011; 6:30 pm; ] Bosom Buddies ACT Inc
Australian Breast Cancer Day Dinner – Celebration of Life
Monday, 24 October 2011 from 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Top of the Cross, Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden
This year our guest speaker will be the one and only Alex Sloan from the ABC 666 Morning Show and our MC for the night will be Annette Ellis.
[ 22 October, 2011; 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Come and enjoy all the fun of an old-fashioned, family-friendly fair on the beautiful grounds of Canberra’s most historic church.
Plenty of low- or no-cost activities on offer, including a free jumping castle, free patting paddock, free vintage fire-engine rides, maypole dancing, and a packed entertainment schedule that includes performances by Ryebuck (formerly the Murrumbidgee [...]
[ 12 November, 2011; 6:00 pm; ]
On Saturday, 12 November from 6-9.30pm, we are hosting our 2nd biennial Trivia Night at the beautiful bookplate cafe at the equally beautiful National Library of Australia.
Canberra’s very own gardening guru and ABC weatherman, Mark Carmody, will once again MC the event and delight us with his witty repartee! We have terrific raffle prizes too.
Retina Australia have sent in their media release on the efforts of blind Canberran Lindy Hou to cycle* from the Gold Coast to Sydney to raise “awareness of and funds for Retina Australia, the national advocacy organization for people afflicted by genetic eye conditions”.
Best of luck to them! If you want to contribute there’s more [...]
I’ve started my spring cleaning and have alot of stuff that I would like to attempt to donate before I chuck it all out.
I have a ton of magazines, does anyone know medical centers or dentists etc who like to receive magazines for their waiting rooms ?
Secondly I’d rather not donate old clothes to [...]
[ 16 September, 2011; 7:30 pm; ] As Pegasus Riding for the Disabled has been connected with Eastlake Sportsclub for a while, and with that now Kaleen Sportsclub as well, Pegasus will hold a fundraising Trivia Night at Kaleen.
Kaleen Sportsclub has a great venue and it has agreed for Pegasus to use this on the night.
It will be a great [...]