What's On - Charities, Fundraisers, Sporting Events
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MS Walk and Fun Run
|Venue:||Albert Park Lake|
|Date:||Sunday, June 2nd|
The MS Walk and Fun run is an enjoyable, healthy way to join family, friends and thousands of other enthusiastic supporters and in doing so you can help us kiss goodbye to MS, a devastating neurological condition which affects more than 23,000 Australians.
The event caters for people of all ages and fitness levels with two different course lengths - 5km and 10km. Both the Walk and Fun Run set off from Palms Lawn on the shores of Albert Park Lake and along the way enjoy a scenic route with views of the Melbourne city skyline. Keep your energy up at our morning tea and water stops and watch out for roving entertainers along the way. Then it’s back to Palms Lawn to replenish and relax with food, music and entertainment for the whole family. The MS Walk and Fun Run route is wheelchair, pram and stroller friendly.
Triple M’s Classic Rugby Spectacular 2013
|Date:||Friday June 21st, 2013|
|Booking:||Ticketek.com.au Phone: 132 849|
Jeremy Paul and Triple M’s Greg “Marto” Martin are the first legendary Australian Rugby names to be announced to take on legends from the British & Irish Lions Friday June 21. Triple M’s Classic Rugby Spectacular 2013 will take place at Ballymore on Friday June 21, on the eve of the Wallabies v British & Irish Lions Test in Brisbane.
This epic clash of former international rugby greats will see the Classic Anzacs go head-to-head with the British and Irish XV, and follows in the bone-crunching wake of the March 2011 Triple M Classic Rugby Game between Australian and New Zealand greats to raise funds for people of Christchurch following devastating earthquakes – this was an event that sold out and raised over $600,000.
Triple M’s Classic Rugby Spectacular 2013 will raise funds for Mates4Mates, a not for profit organisation established by RSL (Queensland Branch) to provide support to wounded or injured members of the Australian Defence Force and their families.
The Grill Team’s Marto, the brains behind the 2011 Classic Rugby Match and the captain of the Australian team in that clash, said it was only the cause that has prompted him to one again boot up and don the jersey.
“The 2011 Classic Rugby match was one of the toughest matches I’ve even played because we took on the Classic All Blacks who were younger and gave us a real touch up. This time, we’re playing with them as Anzacs, I’m picking a younger team, and we’ve got more time to prepare. This will definitely be top-shelf Rugby.”
The 21 Challenge 2013
The 21 Challenge is your chance to help homeless youth by doing something you love, perhaps something you don't love, or maybe something you've never done before, for 21 continuous days in June.
You might stop using swear words, eating chocolate, wearing makeup or you could start something like going to yoga every day for 21 days, only drinking water or sporting a crazy hairstyle.
The 21 Challenge starts on June 1st and finishes on June 21st, the longest night of the year in the southern hemisphere and one of the most difficult nights for young people living on the streets.
Participants raise funds while undertaking their Challenge with all the benefits of their efforts going towards Open Family Australia's Outreach programs to benefit at-risk and homeless young people.
Limited Edition Mother's Day Card
Singer-songwriter and mother-of-three Deborah Conway is encouraging sons and daughters to buy their mum a Save the Children limited edition Mother's Day card this year. Each 'Mums helping Mums' card sold directly helps fund the construction of a new village health clinic in Laos, where the leading child rights organisation has been successfully working to prevent infant deaths for over 20 years.
The Bay Run
|Date:||Sunday August 4th|
Events on the day include the men and women's 7km run or walk, as well as the Fastest Dog in the Inner West and the 2km Primary School Challenge.
The annual Bay Run, held on Sunday August 4 around Sydney's Iron Cove, attracts almost 3000 runners and walkers and is an ideal lead up to the City2Surf event the following weekend.
Wakestock Australia 2013
|Venue:||Mackay, at GoWake Cable Park, Andergrove Lakes|
|Date:||15th, 16th and 17th of November|
WAKESTOCK AUSTRALIA will be the 5th stop on the WPWS tour, which includes series stops in the USA, Netherlands, UAE, Thailand and the Philippines. This landmark event gives credit to the rising popularity of the sport not only in Australia but also around the world.
The event will feature international, national and local riders including the raining 2012 Pro Men’s and Pro Women’s World Champions James Windsor and Angelica Schreiber. Being Queenslanders, this is a great opportunity for them to compete on home soil in front of family and friends.
Stadium Stomp MCG
|Date:||Sunday 16th of June, 2013|
|Time:||Staggered start times from 8am to 3pm will ensure the stairs won’t become too congested.|
|Fee:||Full Course $80|
The first event of its kind in Australia, Stadium Stomp MCG presents a unique fitness challenge. It is not a competition or a race, but a personal test of stamina and concentration.
Taking stair climbing and endurance events to a whole new level, Stadium Stomp MCG provides entrants with the one-off opportunity to take on the 7,343 steps on the top and bottom seating levels of the MCG and raise money for a nominated charity at the same time.
The Smith Family Winter Appeal
To support the Winter Appeal:
1. Become a sponsor
2. Make a one-off donation to support a program or
3. Give a regular donation each month. Please call on 1800 024 069 or visit Thesmithfamily.com.au
For nine decades, The Smith Family has continued to review the needs of disadvantaged children and families and respond accordingly. Today The Smith Family empowers disadvantaged Australian children to transform their lives through education.
Tracky Dack Day - Dack Up and Donate!
|Venue:||Your School, Workplace, Club or with your mates|
|Date:||Month of May, 2013|
|Fee:||Collect a gold coin donation from everyone who participates and you'll be helping TLC for kids reach even more children in urgent need.|
TLC for kids is Australia's emergency response charity for kids in hospital who need emotional support within 48 hours. There's no such thing as a waiting list at TLC!
Their annual 'Tracky Dack Day' campaign invites Australians to pick 'one day in May' to dack up and sport their prized trackies to raise awareness and funds for all kids in hospital.
For these kids, trackies represent wellness and normality as they're encouraged by nurses each morning to change out of their pyjamas to keep a healthy mindset.
Simply hold your own 'Tracky Dack Day' any day in May at your School, Workplace, Club or with your mates, collect a gold coin donation from everyone who participates and you'll be helping TLC for kids reach even more children in urgent need.
2013 Variety of Chefs Ball
|Venue:||The Grand Ballroom, Hilton Hotel Brisbane|
|Date:||Saturday 15th of June 2013|
|Fee:||$250 per person OR $2500 for table of ten guests|
Some of the most exciting names on Australia's culinary landscape have been announced as the All-Star Chef Lineup for Brisbane’s premiere food event of the year - The 2013 Variety of Chefs Ball to be held on Saturday 15 June at the Hilton's Grand Ballroom.