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 [...]
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:
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
[ 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 [...]
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
First up, I want to thank you for your generous support for our work to be [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 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 – [...]
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 [...]