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“65 Roses” sounds like cystic fibrosis and this campaign helps us create awareness and make a difference for families in their fight with cystic fibrosis.
- Charity:Family,Fundraising,Local Community,Mental Health
On Friday 26 May, hundreds of volunteers and businesses across Western Australia are banding together to sell 13,500 long stemmed roses to raise much needed money to provide care to children and young adults living with CF. The proceeds will also go towards fund world class research right here in WA.
Roses for 65 Roses Day will be sold by CFWA volunteers at $5 per stem, or $50 for 12 roses.
WHAT: 65 Roses Day
WHEN: 26th May, 2017
WHERE: Perth CBD and surrounds and throughout regional WA
WHY: To raise much needed funds for CF research to help find a cure
“65 Roses” sounds like cystic fibrosis. Our “65 Roses” story dates back to 1965, when an observant 4-year-old, hearing the name of his disease for the first time, pronounced cystic fibrosis as "65 Roses." Today, “65 Roses” helps us create awareness and make a difference for families in their fight with cystic fibrosis.
Sale of Roses on Friday 26 May 2017:
· Murray Street Mall – Perth CBD
· Karrinyup Shopping Centre, Karrinyup
· Belmont Forum Shopping Centre, Belmont
· Altone Park Shopping Centre, Beechboro
· Waterford Plaza, Waterford
· Westfield Innaloo, Innaloo
· Stockland Bull Creek Shopping Centre, Bull Creek
· Southlands Boulevarde, Willetton
· Yanchep Central, Yanchep
· Wanneroo Central, Wanneroo
· Westfield Whitford City, Whitford
· Riverton Stockland, Riverton
· Phoenix Shopping Centre, Spearwood
· Winthrop Village, Winthrop
· Subiaco Train Station, Subiaco
· Henderson Mall, Fremantle
· Telstra Morley Galleria
· Telstra Maddington Central
· Telstra Warwick Grove
· Telstra Cockburn Gateway
· Telstra Claremont Quarter
· Telstra Manning Arcade
· Regional areas including Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Northam and York
You can get involved by calling Karen de Lore at Cystic Fibrosis WA on (08) 6457 7333 or alternatively, please email [email protected]
For further information or to donate visit www.cysticfibrosis.org.au/wa/65roses
Western Australians with disability are able to find employment, a place to live, travel and recreation options, and much more through the State-wide network of Activ.
Activ has a fascinating history firmly based on the twin pillars of family and community.
We were officially formed in 1951 by a group of parents who wanted to give their intellectually disabled children a better life. Until then, children with intellectual disability were institutionalised alongside men and women with mental illness.
The organisation was originally called the Slow Learning Children's Group and dedicated to their cause. Families spent countless hours fundraising and lobbying governments for change.
As awareness flourished, the Group's early inspired farm project grew to embrace homes, transport, schools and sheltered workshops.
Today, we are continuing to grow to meet the changing needs of another generation. While the spirit of the founders is always with us, we have modernised our facilities, introduced new occupations and leisure activities and offer a broader range of services to support the whole-of-life needs of an ageing population.
Our earliest members would be proud to see we are the largest provider of services to people with disability in Western Australia, with more than 100 facilities throughout the State.
As Australia’s oldest and largest dementia organisation Alzheimer’s Australia WA is at the forefront of dementia care services, world class research and education and training programs. We provide specialised services to more than 24,000 people with dementia and their families and carers including respite, counselling and social support.
- Charity:Aged Care,Education & Training,Health
We also offer education, nationally recognised training and advisory services to people working in health and aged care and community education programs for the general public.
With two metropolitan and six regional offices and a regional branch, Alzheimer’s Australia WA employs more than 200 specialist staff including:
- Social workers;
- Occupational therapists;
- Qualified counsellors;
- Educators; and
- Dementia specialist support workers.
The objective of Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA is to reduce the incidence and disabling effects of arthritis, osteoporosis and related conditions in the people of WA.
The Western Australian Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation (WAARF) was inaugurated in October 1972, as a non-government organisation, through the efforts of Drs Phyllis Goatcher, Evan Owen and Roger Dawkins. Its first home was an office freely offered by the ANZ Bank in Murray St. Its main aims were care, education and research.
In 1991, the organisation's name was updated and changed to its present form. From this modest beginning, the Foundation opened its own custom built Resource Centre in 1994 after a successful Capital Fundraising Appeal, naming the building after Mr Bill Wyllie in appreciation of his significant personal contribution.
In addition to staff offices, the Wyllie Arthritis Centre houses a hydrotherapy pool, gymnasium, seminar and board rooms, café, book shop and leased office space to other tenants. Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA offers a range of support groups and branches which have evolved from the self-help courses conducted over the years. As the population ages, the incidence of arthritis, an umbrella term for over 100 types of disease, is increasing at alarming rates and in 2004 was made the 7th Health Priority by the Federal Government enabling state wide Foundations to benefit by access to government funding.
Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA adheres to the The West Australian Carers Charter.
- (08) 9311 8202
Established in 1913, the Association for the Blind of WA – Guide Dogs WA has provided life changing services to Western Australians living with blindness and vision impairment for almost a century.
Our services help people to:
Minimise the effects of vision loss and remain independent
Achieve the highest level of participation in daily life consistent with their expectations, abilities and desires
Bring about change in society that promotes this level of participation.
Confidence, wellness and connection underpin our holistic approach to providing these services. We believe in a service and working environment that promotes excellence, honesty, dignity, respect, integrity, courtesy and fairness.
Our vision is that people who are blind or vision impaired share a quality of life equal to other Western Australians.
Our mission is to maximise the quality of life of people who are blind or vision impaired by building confidence, promoting wellness, and creating connection.
Approximately 25% of our clients live in regional areas of the State. Our services are provided from our main office in Victoria Park, through regional offices located in Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton and Mandurah, and through visiting service programs in other rural areas of the State.
The Asthma Foundation WA is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping people breathe better.
The Foundation was founded in 1964 from the personal concern of a group of dedicated people, brought together to consider how they might help people affected by asthma.
Forty years on, the Asthma Foundation WA has established itself as a leading community organisation that funds local research into asthma and provides education and support services for people with asthma, their families
In 2010, the Foundation undertook a new strategic direction and launched a new look. The membership programme was also redesigned to cater more for the individual needs of people with asthma.
To free Western Australians from asthma
Working with the Western Australian community to help people with asthma and linked conditions breathe better
Our Core Values
Collaboration – Working with the community and medical, corporate and government partners to get the best outcomes for people with asthma and linked conditions
Trust – Being a proven, reliable source of information, education and advocacy for consumers, health service providers, funders and supporters
Passion – Working hard to make a positive difference for people living with asthma, their carers and linked conditions
Creativity – Using innovation and efficiency to solve problems and anticipate and respond to the varying needs of the community
Autism West Support Inc is a not for profit organisation that provides a range of services to people who are affected by Autism.
- Type:Volunteer,Charity,DGR 1 Status
- Employees (FTE):12
BikeDr is Perth's most convenient bike mechanic service. Book online and we come to you, where and when you need us.
- Charity:Education & Training,Local Community
BikeDr. Is a mobile mechanic that services your bike in your building while you work. Convenient? We think so!
- Full Servicing
- Gear Servicing
- Basic Servicing
- Bike Wash
- Brake Servicing
- Check ups
- Plenty of custom requests.
Breast Cancer Care WA is a WA charity that provides personalised emotional, practical and financial support and care to people affected by breast cancer.
- Charity:Financial & Legal,Health
Breast Cancer Care WA (formerly Breast Cancer Foundation of WA) has been providing personalised emotional, practical and financial support and care to people affected by breast cancer since 2000.
Receiving no government funding, Breast Cancer Care WA relies on the generosity of the WA community in order to provide its range of services at no charge.
We are staffed by a team of professional women from various backgrounds, who share a common passion for making a difference in the Western Australian community.
What we do
Every person will have a unique experience with breast cancer and Breast Cancer Care WA aims to provide each person with the support that will best suit them.
Breast Cancer Care WA provides a range of services designed to alleviate some of the stresses that may be faced after diagnosis, during treatment and in the long term. Services are also offered to carers and family, who have their own challenges and needs through the experience.
Breast Cancer Care WA also places a strong emphasis on educating the community to increase awareness and early detection of breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Care WA supports families from all over the state and places the highest value on each individual by asking “how can we support you?”
If you or someone you know is affected by a diagnosis of breast cancer and needs some support, please contact us.
Our support services include access to specialist breast care nurses, counselling, specific support groups, financial assistance including; travel and accommodation expenses for country people, help with general household bills and gaps in medical expenses, practical assistance including; transport to and from medical appointments and help with basic living needs during treatment like cleaning, peer support or just being a friendly shoulder in times of need
Thanks to the generosity of the Western Australian community, all of our services are free of charge and tailored to meet the needs of each individual.
Click here to read some examples of how we have been able to help.
Breast Cancer Care WA was the first of its kind to establish services specific to Indigenous women and their families. Our full time program coordinator conducts free breast cancer information workshops throughout WA and works with health organisations in each region to provide emotional, practical and financial support.
Early detection leads to more effective treatment and can save lives, which is why Breast Cancer Care WA places a strong emphasis on educating the community about breast cancer.
With one in nine women being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, educating the community is paramount.
Early detection saves lives, so be breast aware!
Why are we purple?
We chose purple as our corporate colour to set ourselves apart from other breast cancer organisations. So when you’re looking for breast cancer support services – think purple!
How we are funded?
Breast Cancer Care WA receives no recurrent government funding and relies solely on the generosity of the WA community to continue its vital work. Sponsorships and donations are the life source of the assistance we provide to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are in need of basic support and care.
Importantly, money raised in WA stays in WA.
You may also know Breast Cancer Care WA by its fundraising campaigns;
Long Table Lunch in April, is not just another charity lunch. Established as a celebration of women, this event importantly embraces the opportunity to honour, remember and celebrate the lives of women who have lost their battle with breast cancer. It is also a chance for those who have survived and thrived to celebrate with their family and friends.
Purple Bra Day in June, raises awareness and funds in a light-hearted manner with men and women wearing purple bras on top of their work clothes for a day and receiving sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues for being brave enough to do so.
Whether you have two breasts, one breast, or both breasts removed, you can make the most incredible art with your body.
Shiona preparing a canvas….
Let's start off with a story...
In January 2009 I hosted a housewarming party in Stirling, inviting dear friends to bring their energy and love into my new home. Standing in the courtyard was a white canvas that guests were encouraged to paint to remind me of the great night we had.
Throughout the evening, friends offered splashes of colour, shapes, stripes, etc, but a cheeky friend however, caused quite a stir when she said she was going to paint the canvas with her breasts! We looked at her dumbfounded – we're all quite liberal minded, but we don't get our 'assets' out at the drop of a hat, so we watched intently to see how she was going to achieve such a task.
With great gustso, she whipped off her top, plonked some paint on her breasts and then pressed herself up against the canvas. We all held our breath as she peeled herself off to reveal two large circular imprints that looked like to two big happy eyes!
Everyone was impressed by this random act of freedom and creativity,
and it created quite a buzz in for the rest of the evening.
For quite some time after, our close-knit group would talk about how fun and liberating it must have been to paint with breasts rather than a brush, so I made the suggestion that we all get together for a workshop and BYO our own canvas and paints and do some 'breast art.' This was met met with inspired smiles and nodding of heads at this which spurred on my next idea: "How about we sell the breast art we create and give proceeds to a breast cancer charity?" The crew responded with: "YEAH, LET'S DO THAT!" And so Breastique Art was born.
Many of us who brainstormed the Breastique Art concept could relate to breast cancer on a very personal level. We had all known someone who had died from breast cancer or who were receiving treatment for it, and many of us had already experienced the fear and dread of having a breast lump examined.
For me on a personal level, my I felt a real sense of loss when my Aunt Marion died of breast cancer. 'Mazz', as I used to call her, was a vibrant, cheeky lady who always saw the bright side of life. She never cared if she looked silly while enjoying herself, she just wanted to create a fun, dynamic, space wherever she went. Even during her last days, she talked about all the things she was grateful for and continued to focus on the positives in her life.
Breastique Art reveals my Aunt Mazz's attitude toward living by highlighting the fun and creativity of life, not caring about looking silly, but honouring what we've lost while celebrating what we still have.
Our connection to art recognises that art is often unique: no two pieces of art are the same, just like our breasts. Breasts are all different shapes and sizes and we are all magnificent in our uniqueness.
- [email protected]
- 9386 5835
A passion to help children learn and achieve has been the key to success for Point Resolution Child Care in Dalkeith.
- Charity:Education & Training
A passion to help children learn and achieve has been the key to success for Point Resolution Child Care in Dalkeith.
Starting life as an occasional child care centre 34 years ago, it became a full-time operation in 2012 and has earned an enviable reputation as a family-oriented, play-based child care and early learning centre that provides a safe, loving and nurturing atmosphere.
Operated by the City of Nedlands, the not-for-profit PRCC has been recognised for exceeding National Quality Standards with an educational curriculum that offers a stimulating and inclusive program.
An early childhood educator is on-site Monday to Friday with resources offering creativity, imaginative play and open-ended learning to encourage a mixed-age group of children to gain skills independently.
The early learning program features numeracy and literacy activities aligning with local schools, sensory exploration, self-expression and creative experiences and learning environments that enhance language, cognitive, physical and social skills.
PRCC Coordinator Romaine Ratnawibhushana said the most fulfilling aspect of her job was helping children under six years to grow into responsible, competent learners.
“I have dedicated my professional life to developing our most precious resources,” she said.
“By having patience, creativity and enthusiasm for children and meeting both their needs and the expectations of parents is the rewarding part of my job.
“It’s very gratifying to know the community trusts myself and my staff to give their children the fundamentals that will allow them to grow and progress.”
Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said PRCC was the perfect environment for children to discover their creativity, confidence and love of learning while receiving the best care and attention they need.
“Children aged up to six years are encouraged to develop their social, intellectual, physical and emotional skills through the Early Years Learning Framework – and the centre also offers pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs,” he said.
“Encouraging social and emotional development is important when transitioning into kindergarten and PRCC’s programs help with their focus on preparing children for the demands of school life.
“This includes developing self-help skills, learning classroom routines and introducing early learning concepts.
“PRCC also builds on relationships with local schools to further develop ways of bridging the pathway from early learning to school.”
Enrolments for 2018 are now open – people are invited to tour the centre and learn more about the high-quality curriculum and early learning program on offer. For more details, call 9386 5835 or email [email protected].
Point Resolution Child Care is located at 53 Jutland Parade, Dalkeith (next to the Dalkeith Bowling Club).
- (08) 9212 4333
Cancer Council is connecting with the community in the hope of a future without cancer.
- Type:DGR 1 Status,Charity,Non Government
- Employees (FTE):11
There’s every chance that you or someone close to you will be affected by cancer. In fact, one in two Australians will hear the words “You have cancer” before the age of 85. Cancer Council is connecting with the community in the hope of a future without cancer. It is our mission to minimise the incidence and impact of cancer in Western Australia through advocacy, research, education and providing people affected by cancer with support to enhance their quality of life. Cancer Council WA relies on community support to achieve this mission, and each dollar raised makes a real difference in helping us fight this disease.
How we can help:
• Helpline – talk to a trained cancer nurse
• Accommodation for regional patients in Perth
• Practical and Financial Assistance
• Life Now Exercise, Yoga and Meditation classes
• Emotional support and counseling services
• Regional support close to home
• Lymphoedema Management Service
• Wig Service
• Healthy Lifestyle Education
• Volunteer engagement
• Cancer Research Funding
• Cancer prevention such as SunSmart or healthy eating campaigns
Supporting and empowering West Australians and their families through cancer for the past 29 years
- Charity:Financial & Legal,Health,Information & Referral
Cancer Support WA is a charitable organisation based in Cottesloe, WA. Cancer Support WA is the only cancer wellness organisation in WA which directly supports people through every stage of every type of cancer.
As the pioneer of the 'Wellness Approach to Cancer' in WA, for almost 30 years, Cancer Support WA has helped and supported thousands of West Australians with cancer and their families to achieve wellness and healing.
Cancer Support WA's Wellness Approach to cancer integrates wellbeing therapies such as nutrition, exercise and meditation with mainstream treatment.
How we help:
• 24 hour cancer support phone line (08) 9384 3544
• Support Groups
– Cancer Wellness Support Group
– Grief & Loss Support Group
– Women’s Healing Circle
• Wellness counselling for emotional wellbeing
• Financial counselling
• Advance care planning
• 5 Week Wellness Courses
• 1 Day Cancer Wellness Workshop
• Emotional Wellbeing Workshops
• Guest Speaker Program
• Inspired Living Series
• Regular Classes and Sessions
• 1 Day Retreats
Information & Resources
• Library & Resource Centre
• Cancer Wellness Handbook
• Cancer Care Packs
• Wellness News magazine
• Moss Reports
• Referral Network
• Annual Concert
• Healthy Habits Week
• Healing and Meditation Outreach Program
• You Are Beautiful Exhibition
• Walk for Wellness - Great Wall of China Challenge 2014
During 2013 and 2014 major works will occur on the Wanslea site and will see many of Cancer Support WA’s core services conducted at the nearby Cottesloe Civic Centre and also our Armadale venue, Kookaburra Creek Yoga Retreat Centre.
Cat haven resuces and rehomes, raising wareness for cats in WA
- Charity:Local Community
Charity Link is a collaborative organisation which provides the framework for 100+ West Australian charities to work together make the biggest difference possible to the disadvantaged in WA.
- Type:Charity,Non Government,National Focus,DGR 1 Status
- Charity:Child Welfare
- Established:Amalgamated with Variety charity Apr 2017
Charity Link is a collaborative charity organisation which provides the framework for more than one hundred West Australian charities to work together and as such, make the biggest difference possible to thousands of disadvantaged West Australians.
Established in 2001, Charity Link is a registered charity which acts as a central fundraising and coordinating body to provide material aid via our 100+ ‘member’ charities to West Australians experiencing financial hardship and/or crisis.
By working together and using a collaborative approach, Charity Link is able to minimise the cost of fundraising, increase purchasing power, reduce duplication in competition for funds and therefore ensure the optimal use of resources. By using this approach alleviates the pressure experienced by our members and so allows them to focus on their core services.
The innovative, yet logical, approach used by Charity Link is unique to Western Australia and is embraced by Lotterywest who generously provide an annual grant to cover Charity Link’s administration costs. This grant means Charity Link can guarantee 100 per cent of all donations and sponsorships are directed to the purchase of material aid for all appeals.
Our vision is to create a future where all West Australians to have “necessities of life”. As such, Charity Link aims to foster an environment of team work by adding value to those organisations supporting families and individuals in crisis, while promoting opportunities for all Western Australians to be involved in our appeals.
Citizen Advocacy Perth West is a not for profit organisation which aims to promote, facilitate and support advocacy for people with disabilities.
CleftPALS WA is a voluntary support group consisting of parents of children born with a cleft, adults born with a cleft and professionals who care for children born with cleft conditions. Our motto is the 'sharing helps'. We understand the difficulties, heartache and sometimes the shock that comes with having a child with a cleft lip/and or palate and are keen to help you as best we can.
- Charity:Disabilities,Mental Health
This Association is a self-help organisation, holding regular meetings to share information, purchase equipment and fundraise to support research into cystic fibrosis.
- Charity:Fundraising,Information & Referral
Who are we?
Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia was established in the 1970’s by a group of concerned parents. The Association was a self-help organisation, holding regular meetings to share information, purchase equipment and fundraise to support research into cystic fibrosis.
In essence the work of CFWA remains the same today. We provide education, counselling, advocacy, recreation and home care services. We also provide home nursing and physiotherapy services to enable early discharge and early intervention from hospital.
Our mission is to contribute to the social, physical and emotional well being of those affected by cystic fibrosis and to assist in the promotion of research.
Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia believes that each person should be given the best care and support that it can provide in a comprehensive, empathetic and professional manner.
Lives unaffected by CF.
To improve the outlook for Aboriginal Australians we must work together to reduce the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in our society. We can achieve this by empowering and building capacity among Aboriginal people and their communities.
- Charity:Aboriginal,Education & Training,Food
Deafblindness is a condition that includes both hearing and visual impairments that affects many Australians. Therefore, it's important to have an easily accessible resource available to them.
There are many stories of people who are deafblind who, despite the challenges, learn communication systems and strategies to overcome those daily hurdles in life. Deafblind Information is an innovative site with access to up-to-date information for individuals living with a combination of vision and hearing impairments, their families and support members, as well as the professionals and support providers.
If you are looking to learn more about deadblindness or to find deafblind support services in your local community around Australia, visit the Deafblind Information website, the leading online resource for deafblind information.
Founded in 1965, Diabetes WA is the peak body and voice of diabetes in Western Australia.
- Charity:Education & Training,Fundraising,Mental Health
Our vision, Freedom from Diabetes, captures the focus of what we do: to minimise the impact of diabetes in Western Australia. We strive to achieve this by:
- Providing diabetes-related products to the Western Australian community to help people manage the condition. (To browse the online shop click here).
- Providing a range of support and education services to make living with diabetes easier.
- Offering programs that inform the community about the ways of safeguarding against or reducing the impact of diabetes, including type 2 diabetes prevention initiatives.
- Providing resources and information for health professionals.
- Advocating on behalf of people with diabetes to eliminate unfair practices and stigma.
- Representing a membership base of over 12,000 people affected by, or at risk of, diabetes.
- Raising vital funds to support research and programs.
- Supplying information and advice to anyone wanting to know more about diabetes.
This important work cannot be achieved alone. It is through the generosity and support of the WA community that we are able to ensure this work is delivered and sustained for the future.
Down Syndrome WA's vision is that people with Down syndrome live a life of their choice and make their contribution to the community.
People with Down syndrome have individual personalities, strengths, interests and skills. Support from those who share their lives and positive attitudes of the broader community help shape the kinds of lives they can enjoy. Down Syndrome WA is committed to enriching the lives of people with Down syndrome and supporting a life of possibilities.
own Syndrome WA is a family organisation, founded in 1986 by families looking for mutual support and information, and still providing unique supports to families.
The Association's membership is largely made up of families, and most Board & Staff members and many of our volunteers as well, are parents who have a son or daughter with Down syndrome. This enables us to provide specialised supports with a unique parent perspective.
As a result of our community program, more people who work with or support people with Down syndrome, or people who just want to make a difference in the lives of people with Down syndrome, are becoming involved with our organisation. This is reflected in the contributions being made at Board level and in our membership.
Making Dreams Possible for People with Disabilities through Innovative Engineering Solutions
Our skilled and passionate team are committed to supporting people with disabilities to get out and try new activities, engage in their community and overcome challenges in their everyday life.
Our unique service brings together knowledge, experience and skills from a diverse range of fields to provide the best possible outcome for our clients. We are committed to not reinventing the wheel, so we focus on providing equipment solutions that are not readily available, such as sourcing specialised equipment from across the world or custom designing and building equipment from the ground up.
Dreamfit is dedicated to working with people with all types of disabilities, all ages and all levels of ability across Australia.
A commitment to improving the quality of life of people with ear, balance and associated disorders.
- Charity:Disabilities,Education & Training
The team at the Ear Science Institute Australia (ESIA) is dedicated to improving ear and hearing outcomes through education and translational research (bed-to-bench-to-bed) that is multi-disciplinary in nature.
We are uniquely placed to provide evidence based service excellence when addressing hearing loss issues.
We draw on:
- Our mandate in research, education and training
- A dedicated team of experts
- National and international networks
Skills from many fields including otolaryngology, audiology, engineering, computer science and molecular and cellular sciences.
Fair Game's mission is to engage under-serviced Australian communities through unique health education and fitness programs and recycled sports equipment.
- Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Sports
- Charity:Aboriginal,Mental Health,Refugees,Sport & Recreation