Watching her child undergo brain surgery was a life-changing moment for Josephine Nicholls, the mastermind behind Mercedes-sponsored children’s charity, Brainwave. Written by Helen Kaiser. Mercedes-Benz Magazine July 2012 edition. When her six-year-old son was diagnosed with a brain tumour, Josephine Nicholls was thrust into an unfamiliar world of paediatric wards, medical terminology and parental anguish. […]
Brainwave Australia is honoured to announce Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, CVO Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia,as their Patron-in-Chief. Her Excellency Ms Bryce agreed to lend her patronage to Australia’s only paediatric brain illness charity following a formal submission to her office by the Brainwave Board of Directors. (more…)
With an average of 500 Australian children suffering brain damage from road trauma each year, it’s not hard to understand the passion behind safety conscious Mercedes-Benz’s new partnership with Brainwave Australia. Throw five-time Moto GP Champion Mick Doohan AO and his well-documented passion and support for road safety into the mix, and it’s a partnership […]
Mr Rocco Perna, Managing Director of Ferrero Australia, was recently presented with a painting from one of our special Brainwave children to thank him for his ongoing sponsorship and support of Brainwave Australia.
The Clemenger Group recently named Brainwave as their charity for The Clemenger Group Staff Fund. For each dollar employees contributed pre-tax, the company matched it. The committee raised $10,000 which is a fantastic effort. The company believes in empowering staff to not only financially donate to worthy not-for-profits, but also donate time, and some of […]
Following their successful weekend away in November Grove Roaders presented Executive Director of Brainwave Josephine Nicholls with a huge cheque for $22,297.00. The Grove Roaders is a grass roots community group from Hawthorn who raised money for Brainwave by cycling and trekking over the Melbourne Cup weekend. “The parents and kids of The Grove Roaders […]