Charity Partners

Ronald McDonald House Charities WA

Ronald McDonald House Western Australia (RMHC WA) keep families close by providing a home away from home for regional WA families who have a sick child receiving hospital treatment in Perth. 

Without specialist care in local hospitals, regional families with a sick child face the added anguish of having to move their life to Perth so they can be close to their child. 

At RMHC WA, we believe that families are best able to traverse the trauma of their child’s treatment and recovery if they face it together.  By providing free accommodation, home cooked meals and a safe, comfortable environment, we offer families a soft place to land during the most difficult time in their lives.

Other services provided by RMHC WA include tutoring, learning support, hospital accommodation within Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH), Family Rooms within PCH & Peel Health Campus and Family Retreats (holiday accommodation) in Busselton and Bunbury.  

By taking part in this year’s Central Park Plunge you’ll be helping us keep families close through the journey of childhood illness and every dollar you raise makes a real difference.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

At Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) we are dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognizing the diversity of the Australian community.  Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men, with one man losing his life every 3 hours to this disease. Supporting PCFA assists us in promoting and funding world leading research, running awareness and education campaigns, and providing support to men and their families affected by prostate cancer.

Cahoots

For over 35 years Cahoots has been positively impacting the lives of children and young people with disability, and their families, in Western Australia. This is achieved by running over 50 camps and programs, across WA, every year.  Our committed and diverse team of volunteers and staff offer young people the opportunity to develop friendships, skills and confidence.  All our programs and camps are fun and accessible, allowing participants to make friends and memories in a safe and inclusive environment, whilst carers receive support. Funds raised will allow us to offer life changing experiences to more children and young people and further support to their families and carers.

Guide Dogs WA

Guide Dogs WA is the only Western Australian based provider of Guide Dog services which includes, Guide, Companion, Therapy and Autism Assistance Dogs. A Guide or Assistance Dog will provide the extraordinary gift of independence and joy to a Western Australian living with low vision or disability.

It is the independence and pure joy offered by these dogs to our clients that keeps us going. Guide Dogs not only enhance mobility, independence and quality of life for people living with low vision or disability, but they provide companionship and inclusion in the community. It costs more than $35,000 and takes 2 years to train each dog and we rely on the generosity of the community to fund the program. To ensure fair access for all, our dogs are provided free of charge to West Australian’s in need. Your sup-PAW-t ensures that more West Australians living with low vision or disability are able to receive this life-changing gift. Whether you choose to support us by donating or fundraising on our behalf, every gift is significant and makes a difference. Thank you!

Redkite

Supporting children, young people and families facing cancer

Every six hours in Australia, a family receives the devastating news that their child has cancer.

In addition to the physical implications of their diagnosis, these young people and their families will face emotional, social, financial, practical and educational challenges which may last for months, or even years. The impacts may continue long after their cancer treatment is finished.

No young person or family should be alone with cancer, or disadvantaged because of a cancer diagnosis. Redkite provides tailored, professional support that empowers them to manage the consequences of cancer and its ongoing effects.

The best way to support a young person with cancer is to support their whole family through every stage of their journey. Redkite is there for the entire family from the moment of diagnosis, throughout treatment and when they return home. We often provide support for many years after treatment has finished, particularly to bereaved families.

With over 30 years' experience, Redkite is a recognised leader in professional, cancer-specific support services. We are the largest non-government provider of social workers and music therapists in children's hospitals and treatment centres throughout Australia and the largest non-government provider of financial assistance to families facing cancer.

We’re committed to providing quality, evidence-based services that have a positive and lasting impact on quality of life for young people with cancer and their families, both during and beyond cancer treatment.

Our vision is to support every young person and family in Australia who need us.

Camp Quality

Camp Quality believes every Australian child impacted by cancer – be that their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of someone they love - should have every opportunity to thrive. We do this by providing innovative programs and services to develop life skills and strengthen the wellbeing of children aged 0 – 13 growing up with cancer, and their families.

We are there for children and their families from the first experience of cancer through every stage, from treatment to remission and in the case of bereavement - in hospital, at home, at school and away from it all. Our belief in the proven principles of positive psychology forms the foundations of everything we do. We believe laughter is the best medicine. Laughter and optimism are essential to help our kids and their families not only cope, but thrive.

MSWA

MSWA provides vital support and services to people living with all neurological conditions in Western Australia. This includes people living with multiple sclerosis, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, and acquired Brain Injury, to name a few.

MSWA, formerly known as The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western Australia, was formed nearly 45 years ago by a group of people with MS committed to helping others access information and support.

Today, MSWA has a team of almost 700 staff who all work passionately to provide the best possible care to people right across the metropolitan area and regional centres of Western Australia.

MSWA is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation. The money we raise through our fundraising efforts, government grants and other income generating programs goes directly to providing a range of support and services to people living with MS and all neurological conditions

12 Buckets

12 Buckets is a Perth-based charity that strives to equip primary students in need of mentoring with the skills, support and connections needed to build a strong future.

The 12 Buckets One-to-One Mentoring Program is its stand-out success. Tailored one-to-one mentoring is the core element for helping primary aged children to build resilience and work towards a brighter future.

The early intervention strengths-based approach matches students, who are nominated by school staff, with a volunteer mentor. The first focus is on connection, through games and activities and as they get to know each other they uncover the child’s area of strength or interest.  Together with the assistance of the 12 Buckets School Liaison a tailored journey plan is created so that there is clear direction for the weekly sessions of one hour.

"Children involved feel a great sense of belonging and empowerment that would otherwise be difficult to develop." Adrian Keenan, Deputy Principal of North Balga Primary School, 2018

Students grow deep and continued relationships with their mentors, through building resilience and taking on new challenges. This has a positive impact on both student and mentor. In the words of Rohit, one of our students “12 Buckets has changed my life and has helped me to be who I truly am. I feel like I am supposed to be here, where I am.” 

12 Buckets also runs a Basketball, Big Buckets and University Aspiration Program and in 2018 over 280 students were involved the various programs.

12 Buckets is a self-funded charity (no government funding is received) powered by the community for the community.  https://www.12buckets.org/

Helping children to flourish regardless of their circumstance or background.