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  1. BimbleBee

    Charities in Oz

    Hi I currently work for an overseas development charity in the UK and would love to continue to work for some kind of charity, NGO or caring organisation when we get to Australia - ideally in fundraising. My Australian OH, who left Oz ten years ago, thinks that I'm unlikely to get much choice and would certainly be paid a low salary if I got something because the Aussies aren't into organised charity like that - they help their mates and others but on an informal basis only. He doesn't remember the likes of charity funruns, telly fundraising events, collection boxes in supermarkets etc. Would anyone agree with him? I've done some research and there seem to be busy international charities like Oxfam and other national/local charities in cancer research, environment etc. but it's hard to judge how big they are and no-one seems to list their salaries on their job offers. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Hello Hills District PIOers!! This Saturday, 19th May, Jetts Gym in Castle Hill will be holding an Open Heart Day from 9 am to 4pm. This is a fund raising event in association with the Heart Foundation, the club will waive their $99 joining fee and donate $10 for every person who joins:yes: On the day a 100K km treadmill event will be taking place, several participants have already raised considerable funds in donations! There will also be a bouncy castle, face painting and a delicious cake stall with Heart Healthy cakes and other delights.:em3600: Myself and a few other PIOers will be there supporting the event, and also fund raising for our own Charity Aaron's Next Steps. Aaron is a 15 year old boy with Cerebral Palsy who needs a spinal operation to help him walk again. We are trying to raise $60,000 by December to help pay for his operation which will be taking place in St. Louis. Aaron and his family moved to Sydney from Ireland 2 years ago and are part of the PIO Community. Please come along and support us on the day, take advantage of the gym membership offer or just have a chat to us and buy a cake! :biggrin: The address is: Jetts Castle Hill Shop 12, 7-13 Victoria Avenue, Castle Hill T. 8850 1893 E. castlehill@jetts.com.au
  3. Hello lovely Sydney PIOers. Please come along to the Castle Hill Cavalcade this Sunday! Myself and a few other Hill's district PIOers will be there with our very own cake stand. This is to raise funds for our friend Aaron who has Cerebral Palsy and has been offered the chance of a life-changing operation. Just to make things clear, I am Chairman of Aaron's Next Steps which is a fully registered charity www.aaronsnextsteps.com If you would like to come along we would love to meet you - do you trust our baking though??? :twitcy: If anyone would like any more details feel free to PM me. Thanks very much. :wubclub:
  4. Hello! I am a first time poster. I will be moving to Brisbane in the next month as I have a job offer. We don't see ourselves staying for more than 2 years (yet!) and so we would like to get things for our flat/house as cheaply as possible as they will be donated after we have finished using them. So what I am wanting to know is are there any cheap shops out there in Brisbane? I am meaning charity shops or something similar to our Wilkinsons, Primark, Poundland etc. We will be looking for somewhere furnished but will probably end up buying toasters, pans, cutlery and bedding etc. ANY help at all please? :cute:
  5. Hi I work for a retail charity store at the moment and have enjoyed working in this sector, are there charity shops in and around Perth ? And do they have paid management jobs? Thanks sarahx
  6. Any Foo Fighter fan ex pats out there who are in Brisbane or would travel there to see this great event? I have one going as my friend has let me down. Be great to find an ex pat for it to go to! I am also looking for some fans to enjoy the gig with so is anyone going or can you put me in-touch with anyone who is? Thanks guys
  7. I've recently arrived in Sydney on my husbands 457 visa. I'm a newly qualified social worker and am starting to think about part time work. Is it easy to get work in this sector, either stat or vol? I'd like to hear about any info, opportunities or experiences you've got to share.
  8. Fantastic christmas night out for a great cause ! This event is arranged by a group of expats....the tickets are now on sale through www.trybooking.com/dkl
  9. Tickets are now for sale......Its a fantastic night for a great cause. We are hoping to sell 300 tickets this year and we need your help. This is the 4th year of the event and we welcome new people. The charity website is www.schoolofstjude.co.tz. and if you need anymore information on the event or how to purchase tickets please pm me St Jude Charity Ball 2010 Winter Wonderland Theme Saturday 11th December 2010 Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough $145 p.p or a discount of $135 p.p when you book a table of 10 Ticket includes 4 course christmas dinner inc. wine, beer & soft drinks. Live band entertainment, dancing until midnight. Silent Auction/Raffle held on the night Buy your tickets now and then your christmas party is booked and paid off......we also welcome small businesses to hold their christmas party at the event !
  10. Hi All, The 'St Jude Charity Ball 2010' will be held this year at the Rendezvous Hotel on Saturday 11th December, the theme will be 'Winter Wonderland'.... we are expecting the event to attract 300 guests this year. The full details will be released soon and tickets are going on sale from the 1st April. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please PM me:biggrin:
  11. connaust

    Cycling to the Ashes....

    14 months...25000km on a bike... London to Brisbane ... with a cricket bat Met this English bloke Oli in Budapest last night at our local, he has been staying at a friend's hostel and playing cricket match Saturday. He is on his way by bicycle to watch the Ashes in Oz late 2010. His Blog Cycling to the Ashes. His Website Cycling to the Ashes. He is open to sponsors, ideas, whatever!
  12. Hi there I help arrange the ST JUDE CHARITY BALL at the Joondalup Resort Hotel on Friday 18th December. The theme this year is 'Hollywood' its a great evening and chance to get dressed up (not fancy dress but you can if you want !!!) and a have a great christmas night out. The tickets are $140.00 p.p which includes 4 course buffet style meal and free flowing beer/wine, DJ and live band. The event hold around 270 people, this is the 3rd year and its always a great night. A good chance to meet new people etc..... The tickets are now on sale and selling fast so please let me know if you are interested. You can buy individual tickets or a whole table which holds ten people if you fancy getting your friends together. thanks .......:wub:
  13. Hey everyone. Hope this is allowed on here - my apologies if not . We are in the same boat as most others on here patiently or not so patiently waiting for our visas ...... I became very stressed with the whole thing and decided instead of checking my online status every spare minute - I have come up with something to take my mind of the visa - for a couple of months anyway and hopefully raise money for charity at the same time. I am a very unfit LOL , overweight busy working mum with three kids and I have taken up jogging it is fab for relieving stress gets you out in the fresh air and hopefully might even help me lose a bit of weight and get me that beach body I need for when my time comes to be in OZ. LOL. The PE teacher at work gave me a training programme "Off the sofa to running 3 miles in 10 weeks" I will email anyone a copy if you like it is working. I have signed up for the race for life and wondered if any other members fancied joining me - there are events right across the country. I am entered into the one in Hull on the 31st May at the costello stadium. We could collectively raise money for cancer ??? If I can do it anyone can. Oh forgot it is just for females of any age but you blokes are welcome to sponsor me. Anyone not convinced but would like to sponsor me you can do it online via this link the money goes direct to the charity. http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/tinabatson
  14. Hi there, We are arranging a charity ball on friday 21st december, 2007 at the Joondalup Resort Hotel. The tickets are now on sale at $130 per person which includes a 4 course christmas buffet dinner and 5 hours of free flowing wine, local beers and soft drinks, dancing 7pm until midnight. The charity is The School of St. Jude > Home If anyone is interested let me know the response has been fanastic so dont leave it too long. the tables hold ten people so you can buy a table with your friends and family or just buy yourselve a ticket. cheers julie
  15. Guest

    Charity shops!

    Hi folks Well another slightly daft question for you. Do they have many charity shops in Perth? I love a good old rummage so to speak (much to my kids embarrasssment) and I love having a bargain from the charity shop and helping a good cause at the same time. So I was wondering will I have to curb my enthusiasm for other peoples cast offs once we get to Perth or do they have them too. I visited Perth 18 months ago and can't recall seeing any. Cheers Mandy x
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