Tag Archives: charity

Eat a burrito for charity

By 28 August 2013

Zambrero is running a charity event called Plate 4 Plate Day on the 4th of September.
You can help people by eating burritos.
I am rather excited.
A humanitarian organisation that funds its aid and development projects by selling healthy Mexican food is offering Australians an opportunity to win a vision trip by engaging with an online [...]

Believe Achieve Fundraiser

By 27 August 2013

An auction for a good cause, get to it Rioters:
Auctions, Raffles, food, beer, wine, soft drink and all proceeds coming directly back to Zac to assist in his rehabilitation.
19.30 Friday, 6 September 2013, Olympus Room, Hellenic Club Woden.

Donate to the Conservation Council’s Fun Run Team

By 26 August 2013

Feeling generous and looking for a cause?
The Conservation Council sent us this:
We are dedicated to protecting the environment – so dedicated that we are in training for the Canberra Times Fun Run this September as a fundraiser, and we are asking for your support as we ‘run for the environment’.
Support us by donating to the [...]

$14,208 raised in Centenary online auction

By 16 August 2013

Centenary of Canberra’s online auctions raised money for their official charities Dollars for Dili and Boundless Canberra.
I really would have liked the Skywhale ride which unsurprisingly turned out to be the most hotly contested item. It ended up going for $1,565 which is sadly is a bit beyond my means.
So congratulations to the winner, Tony [...]

Centenary charity online auction starts today


From today until August the 15th the Centenary are running a collection of online auctions to raise money for their charity projects, Dollars for Dili and the Boundless all-abilities children’s playground.
A total of thirty seven items are up for grabs, so have a peek and see if anything takes your fancy.
The auction items include:
· [...]

Feel good giant cheque pic for the day


The fine people at the Green Shed have just donated $10,000 to Friends of Brain Injured Children. The donation will be put towards helping families with disabled children gain to access different therapies.
From left to right: Elaine Stanford (co-owner of The Green Shed), Gabi Monus, Libby Steeper and Ron Cruikshank (FBIC) and Sandie Parkes (co-owner [...]

BBQ on the Run… Smoque entering City2Surf!

By 24 July 2013

You heard right; the chefs and staff at Smoque, the home of mac n cheese, hot wings, brisket, burgers, Texas BBQ and cheesecake, will be running the 2013 City2Surf!
We’re the very fortunate recipients of all funds raised; as the ONLY international not for profit operating entirely on volunteer staff, we’re excited to be a part [...]

Puppies and kittens and cupcakes oh my!

By 9 July 2013

Hey do you like puppies and/or kittens?
Well that you’ll want to be cooking them some cupcakes!
Are the cupcakes for them? Or for other people?
I don’t know, I far too excited to stop and read THIS WEBSITE to find out.
But you who are not currently riding on a sugar high may have the discipline to stop, [...]

Charity and Cabaret at the Abbey

By 1 July 2013

[ 8 July 2013 at 6:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s cabaret night with a heart of gold is returning again, and I’ll see you there:

Mondayitis Cabaret are gearing up for another spectacle, this time worshiping at the altar of the gods.
‘Before The Tempest’

This Bacchanal will, of course, be hosted by none other than the god of theatre, wine and ecstatic dance himself; the twice [...]

Support Superb Parrots

By 13 June 2013

For those of you with a love of parrots, or just those of you looking to give a little before tax time, this may be of interest.
End of Financial Year Appeal
Help us protect the Superb Parrot in North Gungahlin
Dear ***,
First up, I want to thank you for your generous support for our work to be [...]

Big Bangs Fundraiser @ Tongue & Groove

By 11 June 2013

[ 26 July 2013 at 7:00 pm; ] HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Since 2008, we’ve taken care of over 38,000 kids in 11 countries and donated over $250,000 worth of cash, school supplies, books, toys, sports  equipment, food and medical supplies to schools, orphanages and local youth-based charities, bringing together the most at-risk kids together and developing leaders and carers from the rivers of Bangladesh to the peaks of [...]

Who wants to go to a Miss World Cocktail Party?


[ 13 June 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]

Quite a lot of you I imagine. And here’s your opportunity.

Charity Cocktail Party

Join Canberra’s own Miss World Australia State Finalist Brook Leslight
Thursday June 13th
Doors open 6.30pm for a 7.00 pm start

To be held at PLAYGROUND
25 Garema Place, Canberra, ACT

Proceeds Donated to
“Beauty with a Purpose” Foundation
Supporting the Lilla community
An indigenous community [...]

Spend 30 seconds and help 3 year old Zac Sliwka learn to walk and talk


Help 3 year old Zac Sliwka learn to walk and talk. Cast your VOTE!
Can you go and cast your vote for local Gowrie boy Zac?
18 months ago, Zac acquired a brain injury from a fall. He was 2 at the time, a happy, walking, talking, energetic little boy, when tragedy struck.
Zac is in the running [...]

The Law Society Foundation rides forth

By 28 May 2013

The Law Society is letting it be known they’re creating a charitable foundation:
At its Annual General Meeting in the latter half of 2012 the members of the Law Society decided to establish the ACT Law Society Foundation as a Centenary of Canberra project. The Foundation is an endowment or accumulating fund: its corpus will never [...]

Green Shed brings the novelty cheque for Yellow Van


Mayor Rattenbury has the happy news that The Green Shed (formerly Tiny’s) has handed over $10,000 to The Yellow Van:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, will tomorrow present a cheque for $10,000 to The Yellow Van on behalf of The Green Shed (formerly known as Tiny’s Green Shed).
The $10,000 was raised by The [...]

Pegasus Riding for the Disabled Gala Dinner

By 22 May 2013

Support Pegasus at the inaugural gala dinner.

Charity payout from Franklin house auction

By 17 May 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced the winners from the Master Builders charity house auction:
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has presented more than $580,000 to five local charities from the proceeds of the sale of the Franklin Charity House.
Franklin Charity House has been a joint project between the ACT Government’s Land Development Agency (LDA), the Master [...]

Molonglo Masters Swimming for a Good Cause.

By 4 May 2013

Queanbeyan based masters swimming club, Molonglo Water Dragons are swimming for a good cause this weekend in the Canberra 24 hour MS Megaswim at the Australian Institute of Sport Aquatic Centre.
The team named the Molonglo Masters and Apprentices has so far raised nearly $4000 of the more than $110,000 that has currently been raised for [...]

Online Auction for Centenary Number Plates


Two locals Cycle for a Cure in Vietnam

By 30 April 2013

Jo Parkinson and Sandra Bown are to local ladies who are planning to ride the 565kms from North to South Vietnam in support of the Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Jo and Sandra have chosen the Cure Cancer Foundation because like most of us, they too have unfortunately both been touched by cancer, and with 1 in [...]

S***box Rally 2013, Cancer Fundraising Care Rally with a Difference, Tennis Car, Team Kiss My Ace


Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~ William James
My son Adam and I have entered a cancer council approved car rally to raise funds for cancer research.
The car rally will cover over 3700 kms over 7 days travelling from Adelaide to Fremantle via Ulura.
What makes this car rally [...]

Dollars for Dili. Come on people


Centenary charity has become a confused beast.
But the Chief Minister is trying to rally people behind the seriously good idea of “Dollars for Dili”:
The Dollars for Dili project directly helps thousands of young people in Dili – Canberra’s friendship city – by providing improved sanitation and health facilities. The facilities encourage more young girls [...]

Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire Trivia Night

By 15 April 2013

[ 4 May 2013 at 7:00 pm; ] The Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire invites its friends, family and the wider community to a fundraising trivia night. The Qwire is a not for profit organisation which relies on fundraising events such as this to assist in covering the costs associated with the community programmes/performances we run/give. The night promises to be a fabulous [...]

Charity tokens; a limited International Study.


A dear friend of mine irregularly sends me snaps of the charity token bins at his local Waitrose supermarket in Suffolk. After discovering a similar arrangement at The Good Guys we did a brief desktop analysis.
The major findings were that:
— Tuggeranong likes Jamie Oliver better than Suffolk;
— The English support historic and [...]

Supper Club asks you to dine out for a good cause

By 12 April 2013

[ 2 May 2013; ]

Fancy supper?

Visit any one of twenty two restaurants from in and around the ACT on Thursday 2nd May, eat awesome food, and help out camp quality.

This is a win/win kind of situation Rioters.

Apparently bookings are filling up fast, so make sure you get on board.

Camp Quality Supper Club is a one-of-a-kind fundraising experience marrying fine [...]

Renai wants your sponsorship for Live Below The Line

By 10 April 2013

The lovely Renai has signed up for the Live Below The Line poverty challenge of living for five days on $2 a day.
She’s looking for sponsors if you’d like to get on board:
I want to better understand the lives of 1.3 billion people who live in extreme poverty. It’ll be tough feeding myself on $2 [...]

Get on board for the RSPCA trivia night

By 2 April 2013

[ 5 April 2013 at 6:15 pm; ]

This just in and worth a look:

The much anticipated RSPCA ACT Trivia Night is happening again and this year we are aiming to make it bigger and better than ever before! In line with the Canberra Centenary our theme is birthdays and celebration.

Gather your friends, dress up in your best party outfit and put those [...]

2013 HeartKids Hillclimb

By 23 March 2013

This Sunday 24 March, the Canberra Hillclimb Circuit at Fairbairn Park hosts the 2013 HeartKids Hillclimb.
The event is being run in memory of Daniel Cummin’s younger brother William, who died at the age of 12 from complications of a heart defect that he battled with from birth. To celebrate what would of been William’s 21st [...]

Haylee gives it up for the World’s Greatest Shave

By 16 March 2013

Haylee’s proud mum has sent this in:
My Daughter, Haylee, shaved her head for the worlds greatest shave.
A little further information;
Haylee chose to enter of her own accord. She is selfless, sweet, kind and loving.
Two years ago, Haylee lost her young friend, Shanice Johnson of gordan (8yrs old) to a rare platelet disorder, Shanice [...]

Etsy artists pony up for Pegasus

By 8 March 2013

The Canberra Etsy Team are pooling their resources to raise money for Pegasus, a charity that provides equestrian activities for people with disabilities. Pegasus has hit some troubled times recently, but the community is rallying to help out and if you’d like to contribute this might be what you are looking for.
The Canberra Etsy Team [...]

The Newborn Intensive Care Foundation – Helping those who help our kids

By 19 February 2013

Every year around 650 babies are admitted to the Neonatal Unit at the Canberra Hospital, beginning their life by fighting for it.
Over 150 of these babies will require assistance simply to breathe, using ventilation equipment not available elsewhere. Some of these babies are born extremely premature and weigh in at only 500 grams; some are [...]

Trivia Night for Variety

By 19 February 2013

[ 1 March 2013 at 7:00 pm; ] We’ve had word in of a charity trivia night at the Queanbeyan Kangaroo’s Football Club:

Would you like to win an accommodation package for two? How about some great gear

from ARB for your 4WD? Looking for that perfect item for the man cave?!

Well come and join us for a great night of trivia helping Variety – [...]

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