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A Blooming Great Cause for Cystic Fibrosis WA

“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.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Family,Fundraising,Local Community,Mental Health

Details

Description

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

Activ Foundation

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.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

Details

Description

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. 

Alzheimer's Australia WA

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.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Aged Care,Education & Training,Health

Details

Description

 

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.

Our staff

With two metropolitan and six regional offices and a regional branch, Alzheimer’s Australia WA employs more than 200 specialist staff including:

  • Physiotherapists;
  • Social workers;
  • Occupational therapists;
  • Qualified counsellors;
  • Educators; and
  • Dementia specialist support workers.

Alzheimer's WA

Alzheimer’s WA is the peak body for dementia and Alzheimer’s support services in Perth and Western Australia.

  • Charity:Disabilities

Details

  • Established:1982

Description

For over 35 years we have been supporting the local community with information, education, training and much more, to help those with dementia thrive.


If you’ve recently been diagnosed with dementia and require help to learn to cope with living with memory loss or counselling, we can help.


Get in contact with our friendly team today, you can request a callback or contact us via email.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis Western Australia

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.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

Details

Description

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. 

Association for the Blind of WA

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.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

Details

Description

We provide direct, individualised and group-based services to more than 4,000 clients each year. Our clients range from newborn babies to seniors in their nineties and their families and carers.

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. 

Asthma Foundation Of WA

The Asthma Foundation WA is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping people breathe better.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Health

Details

Description

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
and carers.

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.

Our Vision
To free Western Australians from asthma

Our Mission
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

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
  • Charity:Disabilities

Details

  • Employees (FTE):12
  • Established:2000

Description

<p> Autism West is associated with the South West Autism Network (SWAN). SWAN is a not for profit, charitable organisation supporting the families in the south west region of Western Australia living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.</p> <p> We have many activities and programs that are running across 2014. If you require further information or want to register your interest, please contact Gabriella on 6389 1833 or email <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>

beyondblue

beyondblue promotes good mental health, tackles stigma and discrimination, and provides support and information on anxiety, depression and suicide to everyone in Australia.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Mental Health

Details

  • Established:2000

Description

beyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in Australia.

We provide information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. We often help people take the first steps towards recovery by connecting them with local health and community services, empowering them to get better and stay well.

beyondblue’s tools, resources and services create mentally healthy environments. Through our dedicated programs, we support schools, universities, workplaces and community organisations to protect and promote good mental health.  

We’re working to break down the stigma that prevents people talking about anxiety, depression and suicide, as well as tackling prejudice and discrimination wherever they exist.

Our independence and bipartisan approach to issues position us to advocate for positive change, and a better deal for people experiencing anxiety, depression and suicide risk. Our research continues to shape our work and that of others, and we collaborate with partners across many sectors and industries to advance our collective thinking, knowledge and direction. 

BikeDr.

BikeDr is Perth's most convenient bike mechanic service. Book online and we come to you, where and when you need us.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Education & Training,Local Community

Details

Description

BikeDr. Is a mobile mechanic that services your bike in your building while you work. Convenient? We think so! 

We offer: 

  • Full Servicing
  • Gear Servicing
  • Basic Servicing
  • Bike Wash
  • Brake Servicing
  • Check ups
  • Plenty of custom requests. 

Breast Cancer Care WA

Breast Cancer Care WA is a WA charity that provides personalised emotional, practical and financial support and care to people affected by breast cancer.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Financial & Legal,Health

Details

Description

 

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.

Our services

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.

Indigenous support and education

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.

Education and awareness

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.

 

 

Breastique Art

Whether you have two breasts, one breast, or both breasts removed, you can make the most incredible art with your body.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Fundraising,Health

Details

Description

About Us

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. 

Building Better Futures at Point Resolution Child Care

A passion to help children learn and achieve has been the key to success for Point Resolution Child Care in Dalkeith.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Education & Training

Details

Description

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).

Cancer Council Western Australia

Cancer Council is connecting with the community in the hope of a future without cancer.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status,Charity,Non Government
  • Charity:Health

Details

  • Employees (FTE):11
  • Established:1950

Description

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
•    Advocacy
•    Cancer prevention such as SunSmart or healthy eating campaigns

 

Cancer Support WA

Supporting and empowering West Australians and their families through cancer for the past 29 years

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Financial & Legal,Health,Information & Referral

Details

Description

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:

Support Services
•  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
•  Mentoring
•  Financial counselling

•  Advance care planning

 

Wellness Program
•  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

 

Community Events

• 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

Cat haven resuces and rehomes, raising wareness for cats in WA

  • Charity:Local Community
  • Type:Charity

Details

Description

Charity Link Inc

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

Details

  • Established:Amalgamated with Variety charity Apr 2017

Description

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.

Circus WA School Holiday Programs

It's School Holidays!! Act Crazy join the Circus. Open for all ages from 7yrs and up. Be serious and learn Unicycle, Stilts, Aerials, Acrobatics or just come and play.

  • Type:Non Government,State Focus
  • Local Clubs:Special Interest,Arts,Sports
  • Charity:Sport & Recreation

Details

  • Employees (FTE):10
  • Established:1984
  • Members:250
  • Volunteers:2
  • Arts:Dance,Performing Arts
  • Industry & Politics:Industry Assn

Description

At CircusWA we are committed to ensuring our students learn skills in a very safe but fun environment. Working out of a traditional circus big top we deliver all of our programs with low teacher student ratios to ensure everyone gets to learn and feel supported. The school holidays are a great time to learn new skills, or just come and hang out for a fun all round circus exploration at our Big Top Circus Skills sessions. As we are situated in central Fremantle, this means that before or after your circus session you can enjoy some of the amazing food and entertainment available around Fremantle - starting with our neighbours at iconic Clancy's Fish Pub.

Citizen Advocacy Perth West

Citizen Advocacy Perth West is a not for profit organisation which aims to promote, facilitate and support advocacy for people with disabilities.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

Details

Description

Cleft Palate and Lip Society of Western Australia

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.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities,Mental Health

Details

Description

 

The Cleft Palate and Lip Society (CleftPALS) was established to provide support, reassurance, and knowledge to parents and their families of a child born with a cleft condition. This was the vision when the support group seed was planted. The seed has grown over the years with branches in most states around Australia.

Way back in 1974, the days of flares and free love, CleftPALS was born in NSW. It all started when two friends had babies with a cleft at the same time. The friendship and support that they gleaned from each other was so helpful that they decided to share it with other parents.

In Western Australia it pretty much started the same way as in NSW.

The beginnings of CleftPALS WA harks back to 1971/72 and an orthodontist by the name of Dr William Brogan who suggested to the mum of a cleft-affected child getting all the other parents of cleft-affected children together on a regular basis for moral support and discussion forums.  Flyers were put up at Dr Brogans private rooms and soon there was enough interest to hold the first meeting, held with the kind continuing support of Dr Brogan at his private residence.  Turnout steadily increased to the point where a hall was hired to cater for all the interested people.
 
However the CleftPALS motto "The Sharing Helps" can be traced back even further to unsung everyday heros like local GP's who were the front-runners to the formalisatisation of such support groups, be it CleftPALS or other similar parent support organisations.  One such example was in the middle of the swinging 60's when a Carlisle GP noted that two of his patients were mums of cleft-affected children (born a few years apart) and only lived a few doors away from each other on the same street.  He recognised the benefit of introducing the mother of the older child to the mother of the 2 month old baby preparing for her child's first repair surgery, as bewildering and stressful today as it was back then!  At the doctors request Judy duly dropped by for a cuppa and a chat armed with pictures of her cleft-affected son, helping put Jessie's mind at ease as to what her and her daughter were about to undergo.  Jessie too saw the value of sharing and demystifying the journey to other mums and hence was one of the initial members of CleftPALS WA "paying it forward".
 
So, long before "The Sharing Helps" officially became the motto of CleftPALS WA there were people already living by its mantra.

The actual Cleft Palate and Lip Unit was started by Mr Harold McComb (Plastic Surgeon) in the mid 1950’s at Princess Margaret Hospital. Dr William Brogan (Orthodontist) later joined him in the 1960’s.  They were infact channelling our motto “The Sharing Helps” and putting it out there, connecting mums to share and discuss long before the formal creation of CleftPALS WA.

ClimateClever Initiative 2018 - Info Session - Cambridge

Participating schools will benefit from reduced carbon emissions, financial savings from utility bills and improved student learning outcomes around sustainability and carbon reduction.

  • Type:Government
  • Charity:Environmental,Local Community

Details

  • Government:Local

Description

About

Applications are now open to participate in the 2018 ClimateClever Initiative! This program started as the Low Carbon Schools Pilot Program (LCSPP) in 2016 and has worked with 15 schools across the Perth Metropolitan area over the last two years. We experienced such fantastic success with participating schools that the program is being launched nationally in 2018 as the ClimateClever Initiative.

This information session will provide you with an overview of the program, benefits of pursuing carbon reduction initiatives and how the ClimateClever Initiative and the innovative ClimateClever apps will help reduce your school's carbon footprint and save you valuable school money in the process.

One school in Perth has saved over $80,000 by pursuing carbon reduction initiatives at their school. Think of where that saved money could go!
 

Who is it for?

This session is for principals, deputy principals, registrars, business managers, support staff, teaching staff, P&C members and community members/volunteers who want to pursue carbon reduction and efficiency at their school. We encourage anyone involved with a school to come along and learn more.

For more information visit our website: www.simplycarbon.com.au/climateclever-initiative-2018/ or email [email protected]
 

What if we have already signed up?

Any members of your committee who have not yet attended an information session can come to meet other participants and hear about what is involved next year.

 

Are you having information sessions at other locations/dates in Perth?

Yes! Visit simplycarbon.com.au/events to see all of our information session dates and locations.

 

Light refreshments will be provided

Community Vision Inc

Community Vision Inc. provides services for people of all ages including seniors, veterans, children and people with disabilities in Perth's northern suburbs.

  • Charity:Veterans & Defence,Aged Care,Disabilities
  • Type:DGR 1 Status

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About Community Vision

At Community Vision we believe that everyone deserves assistance during times of vulnerability and have created our services to have a positive impact on both our clients and the wider community. It is our role to assist people live their life, their way.

Vision

Our vision is to create a stronger and more connected community.

Mission

We will be the trusted provider of services.

We are the Organisation that people go to and we are the benchmark in community care.

We improve the lives of people during times of vulnerability by filling the gaps that community no longer fills.

Values

Here at Community Vision we value:

  • Innovation
  • Empowerment
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Inclusivity

Community Vision’s culture, business and services demonstrate a passion for accountability and excellence in supporting people to live their live, their way.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in being part of our amazing volunteer group please send an email to the HR Department - [email protected] or contact us on (08) 9301 8222 to find out what volunteering opportunities may be available.

COTA WA - the voice of seniors

COTA WA: The Voice of Seniors – advocating on behalf of seniors to influence local, state and federal government, business and the community;

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Aged Care

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COTA WA is an incorporated, non-profit, charitable, deductible gift recipient organisation governed by an elected Board, managed and run by professional staff, and supported by the generous contributions of many volunteers.

An independent organisation run by older people for older people, COTA WA has 4,000 individual supporters and more than 150 organisational members, themselves representing over 200,000 individuals.

We are recognised by the State and Federal Governments as the peak seniors’ organisation in Western Australia. We are members of COTA Australia, an organisation that brings together all State and Territory COTA’s. Nationally, we:

  • Assist and resource the COTA Australia National Policy Council in the key areas of policy development, information dissemination and resource development
  • Collect, interpret and disseminate information within the COTA network and to interested external individuals and organisations.

As the peak non-government seniors’ organisation in Western Australia, COTA WA is widely respected for its policy and program work. Our submissions to government have resulted in a number of significant improvements in services for seniors in recent times.

COTA WA is a uniquely inclusive organisation. Unlike mass membership organisations who lobby solely for their members, we seek to promote the interests of all older Australians, irrespective of their origin, situation or background.

COTA WA is;

  • The Voice of Seniors – advocating on behalf of seniors to influence local, state and federal government, business and the community;
  • A provider of programs and projects that benefit seniors, including the Seniors’ Housing Centre, Living Longer Living Stronger, Seniors Quality Use of Medicines and beyond maturity blues.
  • A member organisation providing benefits to individual and organisational members including the Ambassador Card, One COTA Magazine and free or reduced prices to attend our events.

Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia

This Association is a self-help organisation, holding regular meetings to share information, purchase equipment and fundraise to support research into cystic fibrosis.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Fundraising,Information & Referral

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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.

Mission Statement
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.

Our Philosophy
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.

Our Vision
Lives unaffected by CF. 

David Wirrpanda Foundation

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
  • Type:Charity

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<p> The Foundation exists to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people by promoting strong role models and healthy life choices. This is the basis for all of our mentoring programs. The focus is to increase the retention of Aboriginal students in school, and improve their life choices after leaving school by encouraging further study or entry into the workforce.</p> <p> The Foundation now employs 18 fulltime and 18 part time role models and has a team of dedicated volunteers. This year has seen DWF staff and role models undertake a variety of training to ensure quality delivery of our programs. Mentors have completed Senior First Aid, Food Cents course, Certificate 3 in Drug and Alcohol Counselling training, Suicide Prevention training, Nuts and Bolts, Moorditj Training (sexual health) from Family Planning WA.</p> <p> The Foundation has a dual responsibility to not only develop and deliver its program but to build capacity amongst the staff.has established six successful programs in Perth, regional areas in Western Australia as well as in Victoria and New South Wales.</p> <p> Since commencing operations in 2005, the Foundation has established six successful programs in Perth, regional areas in Western Australia as well as in Victoria and New South Wales.</p>

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