We are delighted to share with you, a recent project undertaken by Better Homes and Gardens on the behalf of our young people.
Recently, the team undertook a garden transformation project at one of our properties in Manly turning it into an impressive multi-purpose entertain and relaxing area that will benefit a number of our young people.
The property now has a beautiful pergola with outdoor furniture, hammock, new basketball/badminton set-up, lots of fabulous new plants and herbs and even a new BBQ! The space has been transformed just in time for summer so everyone can enjoy spending time outdoors.
Thank you so much to Juliet and Charlie and all the Better Homes and Gardens team for this stunning asset for our young people. Did You Catch: Summer Ready Backyard? This episode aired on Channel 7 on Friday 25th November and you can catch up on 7plus.
Thank you for making our Annual Charity Golf Day of 2022 a huge success – every single one of you helps us in our efforts to solve issues causing child and youth homelessness!
Many of you know how challenging it was to organise the event due to a number of unavoidable reschedules but on Tuesday 20th September it finally did go ahead! And we were so lucky with the weather. A lot to be grateful for. There are many people to thank:
Special thanks in particular goes out to Peter Riddle from Lord Howe Island who not only travelled over for the golf day but also donated accommodation at the beautiful Leanda Lei Apartments. Peter also worked with a number of local restaurants, tourism operators and vendors on the island to donate towards the Lord Howe Island package that was auctioned off and purchased by Ryan Halangahu from Multisparx! What an amazing prize to win!
Another special thanks goes to the wonderful Cromer Golf Club for kindly hosting the event each year!
1st Place – Jay Lenton, Michael Visser, Ryan Hadley and Ryan Farrell from the MWDCC.
2nd place – Kieran Flynn, Eddie Blake, Shauna Mouldey and Angus Penn from Drummond Golf
3rd place – Peter Tustin, Jon Tyer, Jack and Mickey Edwards who represented The Burdekin Association
After one of our busiest years and multiple postponements, for reasons beyond our control, our Annual Charity Golf Day is almost here!
Held in the unique and natural surroundings of Cromer Golf Club, the day brings us together as a community with the common goal of wanting to do something for vulnerable youth in our community, alleviating youth homelessness, improving transitions to adulthood and providing the skills necessary for a viable future.
The morning starts with the buzz and excitement of what’s ahead. The order of the day is meeting new people, reconnecting with friends and acquaintances, engaging with like-minded people, building relationships, meeting potential customers, sharing ideas, not to mention playing golf and possibly winning some amazing prizes!
Our true power lies in our connections within our community, which is why this event is so important to us. We are thankful to those who have stuck with us throughout the various postponements of the day. We can’t wait to see you all! And did we mention it’s a full house?
Take a look at who our sponsors and supporters are on the day and a big huge thank you to those who made it possible!
Through the generous support of our amazing community across Sydney we managed to raise $51,870… just slightly off our $60,000 target with another $8,230 to go! We are incredibly grateful for each and every person who supported our ‘Educational Inclusion Pays Off’ EoFY campaign.
Young people who come into our care are a highly vulnerable and disadvantaged group, at high risk of negative outcomes such as mental health disorders, involvement in the juvenile justice system and incomplete education. 69% of the children and young people who come to us are unable to participate effectively in learning provided through the education department due to their personal situation.
Your support has enabled us to provide a positive and safe learning environment that caters to the individual’s needs, abilities and preferences, whilst achieving academic outcomes. Please take a look at what outcomes young people are achieving with your help.
Thank you to Community Bank Freshwater and their Chairman Trevor Sargeant (below) who presented CEO Justene Gordon with a cheque for $5000 which will go towards funding for an Education Specialist. Also thanks to our Patron, Prof. Brian Burdekin who matched your donations dollar for dollar up to $10,000!
There’s still time
If you’re reading this and you didn’t have ways or means to donate before the end of June – there is still time! All donations no matter how big or small will help us to finally reach our target!
Winner of Donate to Win
As part of our campaign we also ran a donate to win prize draw, whereby all online donors were entered into a prize draw to win a Manly Warringah Sea Eagles package! The lucky winner of the prize is Richard Griffin – congratulations Richard – enjoy! Special thanks to our sponsors – Manly Warringah Sea Eagles for the amazing prize!
We are deeply touched by our community and what they have done.
The house has a room dedicated to Cameron Brae, Founder David Hazlett called DC Hazlett Room. We want to thank his family and Co-CEO Tim Gavan for their attendance at the workerbee event in his honour.
Cameron Brae Founder David Hazlet’s children and Tim GavanScope ProjectsUrbis
I always believe that we are ‘blessed to be a blessing’, so to be able to give back something even in a small and simple way to make someone happy is important to me,” says Urbis volunteer Donna. “It’s so wonderful to see the all the work ‘done and dusted’ at the end of the day.”
Coco Republic supplied furniture and linen for the bedrooms plus lounge and dining furniture and decorations. Property Industry Foundations new national partners AVID also donated furniture and other items for the nursery, including a change table and cot.
Property Industry Foundation CEO, Kate Mills,The Burdekin Association CEO Justene Gordon, SMLXL Projects CEO, Lisa Mort
Please follow the project over on the Property Industry Foundation’s website and hear from SMLXL Projects CEO, Lisa Mort about what it meant to be involved – Haven House Balgowlah.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal people of the Cadigal and Gayamaygal Clans. We acknowledge the Country on which we live, work, and gather as being Aboriginal land.
We acknowledge the lands, waterways and skies that are connected to Aboriginal people. We honour them and pay our deepest respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
We respect their rightful place within our communities, and we value their ancient cultural knowledge and practices.
We deeply respect that this will always be Aboriginal land and we will honour and follow the first peoples’ values in caring for the Country and for preserving their culture.
We deeply value that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the oldest living culture in the world and we will continue to work with their peoples and communities to ensure their cultures endure and remain strong.