Another New Bike

Another cyclist preparing himself for the #KIDSFoundation team event at the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival or a #RIDE4KIDS perhaps?
Will was another of the lucky participants of Camp Phoenix 2018 to be selected to get a new...

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02 October 2018

Thanks GIANT

Winners are grinners - Dylan was one of the lucky participants of Camp Phoenix 2018 to be selected to get a new bike. Thanks to the generosity of #GIANT, Darren Rutherford and the participants of RIDE4KIDS2018. 

Dylan's new bike...

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19 September 2018

BEFORE I FORGET - Annie Louey

Before we forget, we want to tell you about BEFORE I FORGET the newest stand-up featuring KIDS Ambassador @annielouey
If you use the code word KIDS when you book your ticket, you'll get a 20% discount off the ticket price. THANKS...

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12 September 2018

25 Years of changing lives

While celebrating our 25 Years there was a fantastic article in the Ballarat Courier.  Did you get the opportunity to read it? Click here to read the article now. 

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11 September 2018

SeeMore gets dressed up

We were excited to see that SeeMore has been SO Loved by the children at Wahroonga Preschool that he needed some new clothes. 
A very talented grandmother of one of the children made him full wardrobe including a new shirt and some...

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10 September 2018

Raffle Winners

Our Camp Raffle was drawn on Saturday September 1. 
These lucky winners were notified on Tuesday the 4th.
 
1st Prize  - R. Barber
2nd Prize - A. Bernard
3rd Prize  - S. Ziller
4th Prize  - N. Dogbah
5th Prize  - I. Aravena

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05 September 2018

SeeMore Safety Program - Feedback

Our Injury Prevention team put out a feedback form last month to see the response to the SeeMore Safety Program. 
Here are three of the many responses we have received so far.
SeeMore is the most popular member of our Preschool. Our...

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05 September 2018

Dr Harris Joins KIDS Foundation

We are excited to have Cave Hero, Dr Richard Harris join the KIDS Foundation as an ambassador.
Read the article here from The Ballarat Courier on September 1,  2018. 

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01 September 2018

HMAS Ballarat Visits Black Hill Kindergarten

Black Hill Kindergarten was a hive of excitement today as they played host to 5 members of the HMAS Ballarat Crew. 
Commanding Officer           - Paul Johnson
Executive Officer                  - Dylan White
Command...

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21 August 2018

Sponsor a Rider

Not long to go now. 
If you want to make a difference in the lives of others, get onboard and sponsor a RIDE4KIDS rider today. 
There are a number of Riders to choose from we will not say who to sponsor that is your choice. 
Feell...

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21 August 2018

SeeMore Journal

Thanks to Julie at Rockbank Preschool for sharing these photos of Andrea's entry into the SeeMore Journal. We love hearing all about SeeMore and how he is helping keep people safe.
 

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20 August 2018

SeeMore Visits United children

SeeMore was spotted today at United Children Chidcare and Kindergarten in Buninyong and Delacombe. 
He was reminding the children about saying safe in the home. Keeping clear of hot drinks and remembering to ask the owners of dogs if...

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13 August 2018

SeeMore Visits Geelong

SeeMore had a great day visiting the Kindergartens in Drysdale and Norlane today. Here he is with Mac and Matthew from Drysdale Preschool. Keep an eye out for SeeMore in Bendigo next week. Where will you find him next?

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02 August 2018

Archive News

Did you know that the KIDS Foundation - in the not to distant past (2006) had a CD for sale. 
It was called Take These Hands - A sound remedy
It was a collabotration between many famous artists. You may have heard of a couple of...

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28 June 2018

Charity Lunch to Inspire

What a fantastic day it was yesterday at the RACV City Club with Australian sports broadcaster, Hamish McLachlan entertaining guests while interviewing courageous young survivors of the KIDS Foundation.
  
Thanks for everyone who...

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27 June 2018

Connecting Generations - Cheltenham

What a wonderful moment it was to see the children from North Cheltenham Preschool and the residents from Freedom aged care Cheltenham get together as part of the Connecting Generations Program.
Here is one of the residents Meryl and...

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20 June 2018

Digital Displays

When you're out shopping next or just visiting your local RACV store look out for the digital displays.
You may see SeeMore, Chloe and Leah at the entrance especially if you are in Knox or Bendigo.  

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18 June 2018

SeeMore Safety Program Push for Tasmania

KIDS Foundation Board Member, Athol Hodgetts, was in Tasmania over the weekend in a bid to expand the KIDS Foundation's work in Tasmania. 
Here he is with two of our regular camp participants Fletcher and Spencer. 
Click here to read...

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09 June 2018

Matt's Story

Did you get a chance to read the feature article in the Herald Sun today?
Our own Youth Ambassador Matt Thiele was interviewed by Hamish McLachlan.

Click here to read the double page article fom the Herald Sun.

 

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03 June 2018

SeeMore Activities

How fantastic is it to see SeeMore activities being used in the classroom.  
- Here are three example of what Split Pin SeeMore could look like. 

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31 May 2018

SeeMore's Journal

Today we were excited to hear from Julie at Rockbank Preschool who showed us some images from SeeMore's Journal.
The children are really excited about the program and they are enjoying taking SeeMore home and documenting the safe...

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29 May 2018

Connecting Generations

Our Connecting Generations Program, Adopt a grand-buddy is now in full swing. Here is SeeMore with Arcare Portarlington aged care resident Betty Malkin and Portarlington Pre-school’s Francesco and Eli. 
SeeMore had a great time with...

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17 May 2018

Crown Mother's Day Raffle

Congratulations to the following winners of Crown's Mother's Day Lunch Raffle (Permit No. 10208/18) held on Friday, May 11 at Bistro Guilluame, Melbourne. 
All proceeds were donated to the KIDS Foundation:
 

1st prize - Lauren...

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14 May 2018

SeeMore Safety - In the News

How great is it to see SeeMore arriving in different places around Victoria. Here he is in Wangaratta helping the children and families learn about being safe.
Read the article here from the Wangaratta Chronical
SeeMore - Wangaratta...

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04 May 2018

Royal Auto Feature

Have you seen the May edition of the Royal Auto?
The May Edition (Page 77)  highlights the work of the KIDS Foundation with the pre-schools and Kindergartens of Victoria. Our aim is to keep the children safe by educating them to stay...

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27 April 2018

SeeMore Safety

Today was a special day for the children of City Learning and Care - Belmont.
The KIDS Foundation education team, dropped by to talk to the children about safety in the home.
SeeMore, Michelle and Nick were impressed by the safety...

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26 April 2018

CONNECTING GENERATIONS

 Did you see the article in the Geelong Advertiser on Wednesday?
SeeMore got to meet the participants of the Connecting Generations - Adopt-A-Grandbuddy program.
In some cases there was a 90 year age gap but the enthusiasm from the...

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19 April 2018

We're turning 25!

The KIDS Foundation is turning 25 this year and what better way to celebrate than with a party. 
Our celebrations begin with Dine in White, exclusive dinners at secret restaurants in and around Noosa, where guests are treated to...

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19 April 2018

Adopt a Grand-buddy

This week we were at Opal South Valley Aged Care with the children from Waurnvale Early Learning Centre running the Connecting Generations program, Adopt a Grand-buddy. 
To read more about the program and the benefits it will have on...

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19 April 2018

Connecting Generations

On Monday the 16th of April,  SeeMore, Michelle, Janine and Nicholas travelled down to Opal Valley South Aged Care Centre in Geelong to work with the residents and the Children from Waurnvale Drive Early Learning Centre as part of the...

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17 April 2018

Welcome SeeMore to Little Flyers

The children in the Southern Cross West room (4 year old kinder) have started to participate in a sponsored programme from RACV, the Seemore Safety Programme. The programme focuses on learning through literature using situations and...

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17 April 2018

Annie Louey - MIC- Festival

KIDS Foundation ambassador Annie Louey is performing 12 stand up shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival starting April 9 until April 21! (no show on Sunday) 
10% of the ticket sales from Annie's show Butt Donut are being...

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10 April 2018

SeeMore Packs are arriving!

It is great to see and hear that SeeMore is making his way around Victoria. 
Last week we packed 2000 SeeMore's into Cotton On boxes at RACV Noble Park. The Lovely people from TOLL are now distributing them across Victoria.
Briagolong...

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15 March 2018

SeeMore Safety Program Update

Did you see SeeMore on the News on Monday night?He was visiting Yuille Park Early Learning Centre as the SeeMore Safety Program will be in 2000 kindergartens around Victoria in the coming weeks. 
Catch the full video here. 

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07 March 2018

SeeMore Safety Program Update 2

The Courier on Tuesday featured SeeMore and a huge truck ready to deliver the SeeMore Safety Program Packs. 
Read the article from "The Courier" and keep your eye out for little SeeMore Mascots arriving at a kinder near you.  

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07 March 2018

CAMP TANGO - No 1

KIDS Foundation sets up camp ties in Port Macquarie

 

Our campers are back home safety after a great weekend in Port Macquarie. 

Read the article from the Port News here to see what they have been up to. 
 

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26 February 2018

Help Natasha Dance in Disneyland

This is Natasha and her sister Chloe. Natasha, one of our Burn Survivors, has the opportunity to dance at Disney later in the year and she needs our support to get there.
The KIDS Foundation has set up a fundraising page to help Natasha...

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20 February 2018

Sea Scouts Sailing Day

'KIDS Day Out!' registration             

FREE to attend!
The KIDS Foundation, along with the 1st/14th Brighton Sea Scouts invite families, individuals, sponsors and volunteers to a fun-filled day at Karkarook...

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22 January 2018

Time to check your calendar dates

With all our planning and preparations going ahead for 2018 it would be sad if you missed the opportunity to celebrate with us on one of our camps or events in 2018.
So take out your calendar and mark these dates so you do not miss out....

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06 December 2017

SeeMore - See Double

Time for an upgrade - The new SeeMore Suits have arrived and they look fantastic! 

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05 December 2017

Victorian Kinders to receive SeeMore safety program

KINDERGARTEN children will be taught how to stay safe in a $300,000 program aimed at reducing the number of youngsters ending up in hospital emergency departments.

The RACV is funding the SeeMore Safety Program, which will next year be...

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22 November 2017

Ride 4 Kids 2018 – NEWS

Ride4KIDS is cycle challenge with a difference. Aimed at raising awareness for the KIDS Foundation's injury prevention and recovery programs, this ride is an adventure of a life-time. 
 
Funds raised from this event support the...

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14 November 2017

Noosa Tri 2017

What a fantastic event!
The Kids Foundation team was well represented at the 2017 Noosa tri, with a couple of returning participants and some new faces.
This is just a portion of the team, with a well known Ballarat gentleman making a...

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05 November 2017

Noosa Tri - Charity Golf Day

What a great day at the Tewantin - Noosa Golf Club.
As part of the Noosa tri Charity Golf day we had a fantastic time on the 7th hole raising awareness for the KIDS Foundation and meeting many people and the odd celebrity. 
Activities...

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02 November 2017

INJURY FREE DAY

 

Injury Free Day has taught Wendouree kids about bicycle safety
Students at Wendouree Children’s Services Kindergarten got a crash course in bike safety as part of Injury Free Day on October 18. 
KIDS Foundation education...

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18 October 2017

INJURY FREE DAY

Today we are celebrating Injury Free Day.  Schools and kinders across Australia have downloaded the Injury Free Day resources. Wendoure Children's Services Kindergarten started the day with a lesson on bike and helmet safety. Here is...

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18 October 2017

SeeMore Safety

SeeMore had a great morning with the kids at Corrigan Rex Preschool in Keysborough today.
Nice to have board member Charles Kovess there to see us in action!
Thanks to Lynda and the Corrigan Rex team for making us so welcome.

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11 October 2017

Thank You RACV -

Huge thank you to our generous partner RACV for hosting Spencer, Fletcher, Matt and their families at Saturday's AFL grand final at the MCG!
The boys had an awesome time cheering the Tigers to victory.

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30 September 2017

Funds boost for KIDS Foundation

Did you see this fantastic news?
The work of Ballarat’s KIDS Foundation has received some security for the future with a donation from the CommBank Foundation. CommBank Foundation’s employee giving program has pledged an amount...

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26 September 2017

INJURY FREE DAY

Injury Free Day is Wednesday October 18 this year. It is an annual event that aims to highlight safety and encourage school communities to be safe at school and at home - and to pass these lessons onto their families.
 
It promotes...

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19 September 2017

1ST ROAD WARRIORS CHARITY FESTIVAL 2017 - MULWALA YARRAWONGA

Motorbikes hit the road to kick of the inaugural 1st Road Warriors Charity Festival on 27, 28 and 29 October, 2017.

The event runs in support of the K.I.D.S. Foundation (Kids In Dangerous Situations), a dynamic charitable entity...

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19 September 2017

DOING IT 4 KIDS - NOOSA TRI 2017

KIDS Foundation invites you to support KIDS by entering in the prestigious

2017 Noosa Triathlon!
 
In joining with us for the Noosa Tri 2017, you will receive:
-Entry into the Noosa Triathlon 2017 for both individuals or teams
-A...

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19 September 2017

KIDS Awarded $30,00 to help Kids

After helping local youth and their families, charity K.I.D.S. Foundation is getting some help of its own. K.I.D.S. Foundation has been awarded $10,000 a year over three years by the Community Grants program to help it continue its work...

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16 September 2017

Annie Louey - Melbourne Fringe Festival

Looking for a laugh next week?
KIDS Foundation ambassador @alouey will be performing her ‘BUTT DONUT’ stand-up show at the Mechanics Institute in Brunswick as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival. A generous 10% of ticket sales comes...

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11 September 2017

Dine In White

What a night! Thank you #Noosa...
The Noosa community really helped make the KIDS Foundation's inaugural Dine in White a tremendous success and we have been humbled by the generosity shown by so many people. The list of people to thank...

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11 September 2017

RIDE4KIDS

We did it! More than 700km riding and an incredible amount raised by everyone involved. Thank you to everyone who supported our efforts. Come back to see the updates from the Ride as the images get processed. 

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01 September 2017

SPECIAL FEATURE - Meet Susie O'Neill

Keep turning the pages of the Royal Auto this month to see our Founder and Director Susie O'Neill.
 
Page 20 if you have the hard copy, Page 11 online. 
Read the full article
RACV RoyalAuto
 
 
 

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25 July 2017

KIDS Foundation & RACV Community Foundation

Find out how the RACV Community Foundation is supporting Victorians through a new partnership with the KIDS Foundation.
The article can be found on pages 16-18 of the current issue of the Royalauto or follow the links below.
READ the...

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25 July 2017

TRIVIA NIGHT

TRIVIA NIGHT
Sat 26 August, 2017
6.30pm for 7pm start

Put your thinking cap on and join us for a FUNdraising evening of trivia...
Meet this year's KIDS Foundation Ride 4 KIDS cyclists while you're there!
Where: Coffs Harbour Surf...

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03 July 2017

UPDATE

The KIDS Foundation's philosophy focuses on building strong respectful relationships and offering mutual benefit to our partners and sponsors. 
As such we have never considered working with hardcore direct sales companies such as...

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20 June 2017

SeeMore Safety Visits Sebastopol West Kindergarten

Sebastopol West Kindergarten students learn road skills from SeeMore Safety.
 
IT WAS high fives for road safety at Sebastopol West Kindergarten yesterday when SeeMore Safety dropped in to help students be safe near the road.
Risk...

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01 June 2017

Consolidated Property Services - Safety Awareness Photo Contest - Generous Donation

The KIDS Foundation Founder and Director Susie O'Neill was overwhelmed when presented with a $40,000 cheque from one of our major sponsors, Consolidated Property Services.

 

The company’s generous donation was inspired by...

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30 May 2017

SeeMore Safety Kindergarten Visits.

On May the 1st, our Education Manager Nicholas and SeeMore, travelled to Corrigan Rex Kindergarten in Keysborough to see the children.
SeeMore and Nicholas played the Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down game while reading about Safety in the Home....

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20 May 2017

AUTUMN NEWSLETTER

Keep up to date with what has been happening at The KIDS Foundation.
 
Click HERE to read the AUTUMN Newsletter  

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16 May 2017

Creating Safety Awareness at Rowan View Preschool.

SeeMore Safety and Michelle McCahon from KIDS foundation visited Rowan View Preschool to share activities and spread the "Think Safe, Play Safe" message to all the children.
Click here to read the full article
 
 

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08 May 2017

Creating Safety Awareness at City Learning and Care Corio.

Creating Safety Awareness at City Learning and Care Corio.  
Every day in Australia, 5000 children are injured and 100 are hospitalised as the result of accidents.  To address this statistic, KIDS Foundation is a unique charity...

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03 May 2017

2017 RIDE4KIDS

Active April has ended, now is the time to keep the momentum up and prepare yourself for the Ride4Kids 
What is it?  I hear you ask. 
Well it is a 6 day cycling trip of 700KM from the beautiful Coffs Habour to idyllic Noosa, QLD.

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02 May 2017

Camp Phoenix

Camp Phoenix is an annual injury recovery family camp that is run by the KIDS Foundation to support children, adolescents and adults who have experienced burns or other life-changing injuries. Phoenix encourages peer-to-peer and family...

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01 May 2017

Inspirational Hike

Inspirational 11-year-old Bailey from Ballarat has climbed Australia's Eleven Highest Peaks including Mt Kosciuszko and have even made it to SUNRISE. Well Done Bailey. 
Click Here to View the story online 
You can donate here 

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16 March 2017

Bailey- Mt Kosciuszko Challenge

Hello my name is Bailey Tuddenham,
I’m 10years old and I’m about to take on a big challenge, hiking Mt Kosciuszko for some special friends that have serious burns and injuries.
 
 A few years ago, through the KIDS Foundation I met...

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10 March 2017

Bailey

Find out more about Bailey. Read the Newspaper article from The Courier. 
http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/4506366/hike-worth-the-pain/
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04 March 2017

Volunteer Reflection

See what it is like to be a part of the KIDS foundation volunteer program. 

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26 February 2017

Burns victims Fletcher and Spencer Connelly inspire with can-do attitude

BROTHERS Fletcher and Spencer Connelly are two extraordinary boys trying to lead an ordinary life.
 
Spencer, 9, loves soccer — his favourite team is Barcelona and his favourite player is Lionel Messi — while Fletcher, 13, can’t...

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26 February 2017

CAMP TANGO

Camp Tango is on this weekend beginning Friday the 24th of February and runs through til the 26th of February.
We hope all campers, volunteers and staff have a fantastic time and we look forward to seing some pictures and hearing some...

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22 February 2017

Matt Thiele's story

Matt was trapped in a car fire at the age of three. He has been on a tough and emotional journey. When Matt came to the KIDS Foundation at 10 years of age, he was shy and thought he was the only person that had ever been burnt. But Matt...

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08 February 2017

Injury Free Day

Injury Free Day (IF Day) is an annual event that aims to highlight safety and encourage school communities to be safe at school and at home - and to pass these lessons onto their families.
It promotes the importance of injury prevention...

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06 February 2017

2017 RIDE4KIDS

 

2017 will see KIDS Foundation take to the road for the 700KM RIDE 4 KIDS.
Over 6 days we will cycle 700KM from the beautiful Coffs Habour and make our way to idyllic Noosa, QLD. Together we will come across some amazing scenery and...

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03 February 2017

NEW STAFF

We welcome three new staff members to our team this year.
Carlee Grant  - Events Manager
Michelle McCahon - Injury Prevention
Nicholas Van Der Molen - Education
 

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01 February 2017

Vivid Online Art Exhibition for KIDS.

Auction on NOW until 28th February 2017.
KIDS Foundation is excited to launch its first online auction through Bidding for Good.
Verve Portraits has been a committed partner with the KIDS Foundation for 7 years and each year Verve...

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01 February 2017

Baileys Walk 4 Kids

 

Bailey's Mt Kosciuszko hike for KIDS 2017
Young Bailey is setting his goals high and plans to hike Australia's Eleven Highest Peaks including Mt Kosciuszko to try and raise $11,000, $1,000 for each peak.Last year Bailey walked his...

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01 January 2017

KIDS Foundation is supporting thousands of parents, teachers, youth, and children. Join us...