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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.
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:Non Government,National Focus,DGR 1 Status,Charity
- 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.
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
- 1800 620 420
The peak body for blood cancer in Australia, funding research and providing free support services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.
- Charity:Mental Health
Who we are
The Leukaemia Foundation is the peak body for blood cancer in Australia, funding research and providing free support services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.
We invest millions of dollars in the work of Australia??s leading researchers to develop better treatments and cures and provide free services to support people with blood cancer and their families. We receive no ongoing government funding and rely on the generosity of the community and corporate sector to further our Vision to Cure and Mission to Care.
Our range of free services supports thousands of Australians, from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. The Leukaemia Foundation provides personalised support for the person and their loved ones all free of charge. The services provided by our support services team includes:
Information, emotional support and advocacy
Educational programs to help people to live with their disease
Safe transport to and from hospital treatment
Access to fully furnished, 'home away from home' accommodation for regional families required to relocate to the city for as long as it??s needed.
To learn more, please call 1800 620 420 to speak with one of our Support Services team.
You can help us
There are many ways that you can help us to improve the quality of life for people with blood cancer. From making a donation, to signing up for an event; from volunteering, or joining us as a corporate sponsor . please call 1800 620 420 or go to www.leukaemia.org.au to learn more.
Make A Difference WA aims to raise significant funds to improving the overall quality of life for disadvantaged youth across Western Australia
Make a Difference Foundation WA is delighted to announce its latest charity project for 2012, the Youth Mentor Scholarship Programme in support of disadvantaged youth in Western Australia. The Foundation has allocated funds towards this programme to foster the further development of talented underprivileged youths aged 12-19 inclusive who require financial assistance to enable them to pursue their chosen field. The division of scholarship monies are to be decided upon assessment of the individual applicant requirements each year.
Applicants will need to show how funding made available by Make A Difference Foundation WA will help them on the path to realising their goals and is necessary to further their development and education in their specific area which may include academic, music, sport, dance, science, drama, community etc. The foundation will further this programme by endeavouring to provide leadership and mentorship by West Australians who have achieved their goals and success in their chosen field. Hopefully through the support from the foundation and the WA Corporate Community, we can help these young people to make their dreams come true and you never know we may have discovered the next Justin Langer or Jessica Gethin.
Working for a future free from poverty
- Charity:Housing & Homeless
How we work
We’ve been fighting poverty and injustice for more than 50 years. But what exactly does this mean?
Contributing to long-term development
Poor people can take control, solve their own problems, and rely on themselves – with the right support. We fund long-term projects around the world and work in a range of areas, from water and sanitation to education and health, to bring about positive change in people’s lives.
Campaigning for change
Poverty isn’t just about lack of resources. In a wealthy world it’s about bad decisions made by powerful people.
We form part of a global movement of people committed to achieving a fairer world by:
- Partnering with Australians to campaign on the issues that matter – more than 50,000 Australians took action with us in the 2010/2011 financial year
- Empowering communities in developing countries to realise their rights and improve their lives
- Engaging with organisations and governments to change policies that cause poverty and inequality
Responding to emergencies
People need help in an emergency – fast. We save lives, swiftly delivering aid, support and protection; and we help people prepare for future crises. Right now, we’re responding to these emergencies around the world.
All of our work seeks one overall outcome: to bring about positive change in the lives of people living in poverty.
Our work with people living in poverty is guided by a rights-based approach – the belief that every human being has rights and that these rights are inalienable, universal, indivisible and interdependent. We believe that respect for human rights will help lift people out of poverty and injustice, allow them to assert their dignity and bring about sustainable development.
Our work is focused on four goals:
1. Economic Justice
We support people to make a decent living, leading dignified lives free from poverty and hunger.
2. Essential Services
We help people to access clean water, healthcare, education and sanitation.
3. Rights in crisis
We support people to live safe from war, violence and natural disaster.
4. Gender Justice
We support women and men to enjoy equal rights, and live free from violence and discrimination.
RSPCA work to protect animals from cruelty and give them a new home.
- Charity:Fundraising,Local Community,Animals
RSPCA WA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has been a voice for animals in Western Australia for over 120 years.
Our mission is to prevent cruelty to animals in Western Australia by actively promoting their care and protection.
Every year we rescue, care for and rehome thousands of animals that have been lost, abandoned, injured, or abused.
Our Inspectors have the power to protect all animals from abuse, neglect, and abandonment, including prosecuting people under State's Animal Welfare Act 2002..
Our Community Education team also provides education programmes to teach compassion and responsible behaviour towards animals.
We also run a popular and very succesul Puppy and Dog training program.
Silver Chain the largest in-home health and care providers in Australia. With over 3,000 staff and 400 volunteers, the Group assists over 62,000 people to remain living in their homes and community every year.
- Charity:Local Community
With well over 100 years' experience delivering care in the community, respectively, both Silver Chain and RDNS SA are committed to offering a range of services to assist people in their homes. With coverage in WA, SA and QLD, the Silver Chain Group is committed to caring for all individuals and providing the most extensive range of support and wellbeing to everyone.
These services include specialist nursing, palliative care, home care and support services, home hospital and home therapy/allied services, such as physiotherapy, podiatry and speech pathology. We also have a range of equipment like personal alarms and other technology based support to assist clients of all ages.
Our leadership in health and community care allows us to provide key services to Federal and State Governments and other medical professionals, as well as direct to our clients. This ensures that our networks and partnerships are extensive enough to provide a full service to all individuals in every area of health and community care.
We are proud of our history, innovation and leading services and are excited about our future.
For the thousands of people with an intellectual disability in Western Australia, sport is a way of celebrating and transforming their lives.
- Charity:Disabilities,Education & Training
In sport, every effort is rewarded with a smile and every journey is more momentous than any victory.
Special Olympics Western Australia (SOWA) provides ongoing sports training and competition for children and adults living with an intellectual disability. Through the network of dedicated volunteers, our programs are offered in 9 sports across Western Australia.
Special Olympics Perth Metro North Region has been established for over 20 years and encompasses the northern corridor of Perth with over 250 members participating in 9 sports. In 2013 under new leadership and direction, the region’s committee will continue overseeing the ongoing sports programs and competition calendar.
“Our measure of excellence is not in breaking records, but in helping each of our athletes to achieve their personal best”
United Way is one of the world's leading community organisations. We are a not-for-profit, non-religious and non-political network of around 4000 affiliates operating in 46 countries and territories, with a proud 130-year history. Each branch operates independently in response to local needs, with support from the national and international United Way network.
We make it easy by offering a choice of fun, rewarding programs and taking care of all the organisational and back-office details. Local businesses donate funding and volunteer services to more than 170 local Community Partners each year through United Way WA.
Businesses benefit from networking, morale and team-building, personal development opportunities for staff and the chance to give back to the community. Getting involved with United Way WA is a winning partnership for all.