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 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 [...]
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 [...]
Support Pegasus at the inaugural gala dinner.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 4 May, 2013; 7:00 pm to 11:00 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 2 May, 2013; ]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 5 April, 2013; 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 [...]
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’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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 1 March, 2013; 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 – [...]
Threepaws has sent in some video and pictures of the Convoy for Cancer which has been exciting those portions of the media who’s lips move when they reas.
On facebook and twitter I’m sensing some anger from Tuggeranonites over the noise.
Come along and support Menslink at the PM’s XI cricket match on Tuesday January 29th.
Menslink are a Canberra born and bred charity who have supported local young men for over ten years through our free counselling and mentoring programs. We strongly believe in the potential of all young men regardless of background.
We’ve been selected by [...]
Andrew Barr is celebrating The Yellow Van’s 2,000,000th meal delivery:
The celebration took place at the official launch of the service’s ‘Unwrapping Hunger’ campaign in the lead up to Christmas.
The Yellow Van has a Christmas fundraising goal of $50,000, which will help it support the most disadvantaged people in the Canberra community.
I encourage all Canberrans to [...]
The Motorcycle Riders’ Association of the ACT annual Toy Run was held on Saturday 8 December, 2012 at Old Parliament House in Canberra. Over 1000 riders, friends and supporters joined in to donate $15,000 worth of toys and $6,000 in cash to support the Salvation Army and St John’s Care.
701 motorcycles, decorated for the season, [...]
The St John’s Care Christmas Present Room has now opened for 2012, and will be operating until the 21st December from 9.30-2pm every weekday. St John’s Care has a room full of brand new toys, games, books and other gifts which have been donated by various organizations and members of the public, and we hope [...]
[ 16 December, 2012; 2:00 pm; ]
This just in and well worth your consideration:
Canberra?s top music promoters Kicks Entertainment, Pang, Sub Squad and Party By Jake are bringing the local dance music community together and hosting a benefit on Sunday the 16th of December at Trinity Bar Dickson, for the Azzopardi family.
The Azzopardi?s recently lost a son when Josh Azzopardi passed [...]
I’ve just had this in which I thought could be of use to some of you:
Join for a tour around some of Canberra’s finest Christmas light decorations and help us raise money for Variety – The Children’s Charity.
Michael Dzido and Daniel Hughes are participating in the 2013 ‘to the top’ 4WD explorer – A trip [...]
Last night somebody broke into St John’s Care and stole all the gift cards they were going to use for their Christmas Present Room. Through this service last year they provided over 600 disadvantaged Canberra kids with presents, and this year it was looking to be even more. Most of the presents distributed are donated [...]
This has come in for your consideration:
Concerned friends of the Hillier family are organising a fundraiser…
John and Linda have two delightful boys who, despite their disabilities (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Autism and Diabetes), enrich the lives of their parents and all of us who know them.
We thank you in anticipation of your support and hope [...]
Does anyone know of any vacant land in Canberra or businesses that have an unused garage or room for a shipping container on their site?
A not-for-profit organisation that collects donated baby items and redistributes them to people in need is experiencing peak demand and would like to expand their service but has run out [...]
On Saturday 3 November 2012 thousands of motorcyclists traveled to Thredbo to support the Steven Walter Foundation in raising funds for childhood cancer research at the 2012 Snowy Ride. Their goal is a 100% cure rate for children with cancer and over the last twelve years the millions of dollars raised by the ride have [...]
[ 10 November, 2012; 6:30 pm; ]
This Saturday evening, a few of us are hosting an event to raise money for the family of Jim Kroezen (AKA Jimbo the Great).
The death of Jimbo in September was a huge loss to his family and the community in general. Jimbo was publican at the Wood Duck Inn at Hall and he [...]