Thank you to the teachers and students at Bialik College for their ‘Ride The Wave’ fundraiser which raised $575.50 through the sale of colourful ribbons and bandanas in aid of Brainwave from 7 – 16 August.
A big thank you to Tharuna Youth Group who held its annual charity gala on 23 August at The Epping Club and raised a fantastic $1,926.
The night was attended by 150 guests who were entertained by hosts Sohran and Marni from Triple H and several performances from young people within the Sri Lankan community.
A successful day of golfing saw Marshalls Motors raise $2200 for Brainwave Australia.
Marshalls Motors, Mercedes-Benz corporate golf day, held on the 6th September at Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club Luddenham, Sydney, attracted over 100 Marshalls clients. After an exciting day of golf, guests were invited to the clubhouse for a presentation dinner, with guest speakers Matty Johns, Wendell Sailor, Nathan Hindmarsh & Luke Burt.
Sydney’s Hyde Park formed the beautiful backdrop for this year’s Brainwave Fundraising Gala which was held at Doltone Houses’ newest venue and raised just over $69,000.
Hosted by the very glamorous Sophie Falkiner, our guests were entertained by the amazing strings of Elektra and danced the night away to the modern and classic tunes of The Party Mode. Auctioneer and Brainwave Patron Shawn Cosgrove was on hand to get bidders vying for some amazing auction items and Brainwave mother, Jenny McIntosh, held guests attention with her moving speech about her son Winston and the impact having a child with a brain illness has on her and her family. Read More »
The Melbourne weather turned it on for our Family Day at Healesville Sanctuary on Sunday 15th September.
35 families joined Brainwave staff and their families, Founder/Director of Brainwave Josephine Nicholls and staff from Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific for a delicious BBQ lunch, wild face painting and up close encounters with Australia’s very own wildlife Chantilly the Goanna and Twiggy the Tawny Frogmouth. Read More »
What an astounding success this year’s Melbourne gala was. Hosted at the glamorous waterfront Peninsula at Docklands, all 412 guests looked stunning in their evening wear.
The evening began with a spectacular performance by the gorgeous girls of Elektra with their electric violins, cello and sequined dresses. MC Nick McCallum kept the evening on track and revealed his own personal connection to the charity through his nephew, who sustained a brain injury in a skateboarding accident.
Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club played host to the 2013 MercedesTrophy Australian Final. The annual competition provides amateur Mercedes-Benz customers the opportunity to compete for a number of truly unique golfing experiences with the backdrop of one of Australia’s premier golf courses under tournament conditions.
More than 65,000 Mercedes-Benz customers with a passion for golf, tee off at the MercedesTrophy globally each year, in local, regional and national events. Having qualified at regional dealer golf days, a select field of 40 players contested the Australian Final for the opportunity to represent the nation at the MercedesTrophy World Final in Stuttgart, Germany, the ‘birthplace of the automobile’ from September 26 to October 1, 2013. Read More »
Thank you to our community fundraisers Matt and Fiona who want to challenge all to Do it for the kids and Be DRY in July! All proceeds from the fundraiser will be generously donated to Brainwave.
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Brainwave’s movie night fundraiser to see the screening of the Great Gatsby was a smashing success, raising $4,000 for Brainwave! Held at the Palace Brighton Bay on Thursday 6 June, the night was attended by over 170 people, creating a wonderful atmosphere and bringing friends, families and acquaintances together to support a great cause. The movie didn’t disappoint either with its dazzling display of costumes, extravagant sets, spectacular visual effects, hybrid of hip-hop and jazz music, and great performances.
A big thank you to all who supported the event, with special thanks to the Melbourne Fundraising Committee and also Nick Cox, for their fantastic efforts in ticket sales. All proceeds will go towards supporting children and families dealing with pediatric brain illness.
Based on the great success of this fundraiser, Brainwave will hold similar movie nights throughout the year in Melbourne and Sydney.
Brainwave will be running another Kids & Sibs School Holiday event at the October school holidays in Melbourne, all thanks to the RACV Good Citizen Program and their generous donation of $5,000! We have locked in Friday 4 October at Kids In Motion, Port Melbourne – where the successful pilot program was held in April.
The Good Citizen Program has been established by RACV to provide support for programs in the local communities. We are delighted and grateful for the RACV’s generous support of Brainwave.
Fast becoming a key part of the Care Programs, the Brainwave Kids & Sibs School Holiday event provides a unique opportunity for children (those with special needs and their siblings) to share in a fun and challenging program where they can try new things, learn new skills through play, gain confidence, and overall have a fun day where they can laugh and play. For a child suffering with a brain illness (and his/her siblings), this can often be a rare treat. Parents can either remain at the venue and catch up with others, or take a much needed break – also a rare treat for some.
The day’s activities included rock climbing, trampolines, climbing ropes, swinging rings, basketball hoops, a magician/kids entertainers, and much more, all facilitated by trained staff. Mercedes Benz, a proud supporter of Brainwave also provides employee volunteers to help run the event.
Invitations will go out to our Melbourne families in August.
Thank you once again to the RACV Good Citizen Program for their generous donation and for helping make this event possible.