Furry fun at Featherdale

On Sunday 30th March 2014, the scaly, feathery and furry inhabitants of Featherdale Wildlife Park helped sick children forget their struggles for a day and rediscover the joys of being a kid.Lucy - Brainwave, Featherdale WL Park-12

36 children who suffer from a variety of brain illness and injuries joined in the fun with their parents and siblings. In total more than 25 families got the chance to build family bonds and connect with other families, whilst getting up close and personal with a variety of animals including an adorable one year old wombat and an interesting looking shingleback lizard.  Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Trophy Golf Day

Group Shot 2 (2)A huge thanks to Mercedes-Benz Berwick for raising $7000 at their recent trophy golf day hosted at the Yarra Yarra Golf Club on Monday 24th February 2014.

Golfers enjoyed a day filled with beautiful warm weather,with Ambassador, Golf Professional and Sports Radio Host Mark Allen followed by dinner which was attended by Brainwave Chairman, David Blackley who gratefully accepted a big cheque on behalf of Brainwave.

Bialik College fundraiser

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.

Tharuna Youth Group annual gala

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.

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Marshall Motors supports Brainwave

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.

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Sydney Gala 2013

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 »

Healesville Sanctuary Family Fun Day

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 »

Melbourne Gala 2013

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.

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A Passion for Perfection at the Mercedes Trophy Australian Final

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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 »

Community fundraising initiative – BE DRY IN JULY!

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.

Get on board and support this great initiative. Click onto flyer below for more details or email uncorked@bigpond.net.au to register.

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