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CHARITIES WE SUPPORT
Supporting local charities is just a small way for Tailwind to give back to those included in and beyond the sporting community.
Below is a list of just some of the charities we currently support both directly and through events we sponsor.
It's an opportunity to create a better world. We consider all a part of the Tailwind family!
Active Farmers bring together farmers and other locals in small farming communities through regular group fitness in a fun and interactive environment.
Designed especially for farmers with limited or no local access to fitness expertise and equipment, Active Farmers provides motivational, challenging and fun training sessions to help promote great physical health and mental wellbeing, and that suit all levels of fitness and experience.
To find out more, go to https://www.activefarmers.com.au/
The 777 Marathon (777) was created in 2013 as a unique way for individuals to raise money for and awareness of Bravehearts and the prevention of child sexual assault and exploitation.
Traditionally, Bravehearts’ 777 Marathon sees runners taking on the ultimate endurance challenge, running 7 marathons in 7 days across 7 states. This year, due to risks posed by COVID-19, Bravehearts’ 777 Marathon will look a little different. Instead of the event travelling through 7 different states in 7 days, 777 will travel through 7 Queensland towns & cities in 7 days and will also be offered virtually.
To find out more, go to https://bravehearts.org.au/777
Beyond Blue has been providing supports and services to people in Australia for 20 years. Beyond Blue are Australia’s most well-known and visited mental health organisation, focused on supporting people affected by anxiety, depression and suicide.
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
To find out more, go to https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
Tour de Cure raises funds to support the researchers, surgeons and clinicians who dedicate their lives to finding a cure for cancer.
In conjunction with our partners we create challenging and inspirational events which raise money to fund the boldest research, the most talented scientists, and the ground-breaking projects that we believe will have the biggest impact on cancer.
To find out more, go to https://can4cancer.tourdecure.com.au/
Dementia Australia exists to support and empower the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia and almost 1.6 million people involved in their care. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia yet remains one of the most challenging and misunderstood conditions.
Founded by carers more than 35 years ago, today we are the national peak body for people impacted by dementia in Australia.
To find out more, go to https://www.dementia.org.au/
THE FRED HOLLOWS FOUNDATION
The Fred Hollows Foundation is a development organisation working in more than 25 countries.
They help train and empower local eye doctors, nurses and health workers to create a sustainable system of care in the communities that need it most.
The work they do has a very clear purpose: to make sure everyone, whether they’re rich or poor, has access to high quality, affordable eye health.
To find out more, go to: https://www.hollows.org/
THE RUN BEYOND PROJECT
The Run Beyond Project works with students in need as they attempt to complete a Goal Race that, at the outset of the program, they often consider impossible.
Students commit to giving up their own time to complete our program, which is done before or after school. They work towards the completion of a Goal Race of between 10km and a half-marathon in length.
The skills Run Beyond develops are skills that can be applied beyond the finish line, to enable students to succeed in any field which inspires them!
To find out more, go to: https://therunbeyondproject.com/
TRAILS 4 CHANGE
Each November an dedicated group of committed Challengers run and walk some of the most iconic and scenic coastal trails to support and raise much needed funds for MedEarth.
MedEarth - Saving Lives. Saving the Planet.
MedEarth bridges the gap between our abundance and the absence in disadvantaged communities. Using the surplus medical equipment and supplies MedEarth diverts from landfill, MedEarth matches their inventory to the medical resource needs in the world by partnering closely with both domestic and international partners to ensure people get access to life saving medical items.
MedEarth promotes environmental stewardship and better health in all communities. It’s a simple, yet extraordinarily important process.
To find out more, go to https://trailsforchange.com.au/
RUN 4 RESILIENCE
Running for Resilience is a campaign aimed at empowering people to overcome their personal struggles by never giving up and keeping moving.
Odds are that you or someone you know has had an incredibly tough time at some point in their lives. Whether this tough time can be diagnosed as depression, anxiety, or part-and-parcel of life, the ability to keep moving and never give up is paramount.
It doesn't matter what your struggle is... It probably sucks.
CLIMATE ACTION NOW
Lisa’s project CLIMATE ACTION NOW is designed not to focus on the problem but instead on actions we are taking or can be taking as individual towards a solution by utilising the power of ‘note’ sharing. Lisa invites the community to get involved and create a post it note. For your message add an action that you are already taking towards a better future. This could be ‘I ride to work for climate action’, or ‘I recycle for climate action’. Together we can deliver a very strong message which will receive a high level of media attention and create some meaningful conversations around this topic. Lisa is has also re-named her yacht 'Climate Action Now'.
ReachOut is the most accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia.
Our trusted self-help information, peer-support program and referral tools save lives by helping young people be well and stay well. The information we offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too. We’ve been championing wider access to mental health support since we launched our online service more than 20 years ago. Everything we create is based on the latest evidence and is designed with experts, and young people or their parents. This is why our service is trusted, relevant and so easy to use. Accessed by more than 2 million people in Australia each year, ReachOut is a free service that’s available anytime and pretty much anywhere.
MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE
MND Australia is the national voice for people living with MND. Together with our members, the State MND Associations, and our research arm, MND Research Australia, we strive to improve the lives of everyone impacted by MND through investing in research, driving advocacy and advancing high-quality care.
MND Connect provides resources, information and service linkage for people living with MND, their carers and family, as well as the health professionals and services providers who support them to live well.
LOVE TO GIVE
The Stellenbosch Community Development Program (SCDP)/Love to Give.
Jabulani means “be happy” in Zulu and helping disadvantaged families is the focus of the Jabulani Challenge.
The Stellenbosch Community Development Program (SCDP)/Love to Give’s primary mission or purpose is to assist in various tangible ways, families whose lives are compromised by poverty. Kayamandi is a suburb of Stellenbosch, where many live below the bread line, and their health, safety, education, and livelihoods are at risk or vulnerable.
Firstly, we offer sustainable livelihoods & enterprise development. We move families to independence in a number of ways. We mentor, train and support them in areas such as urban agriculture, crafts, community-based business and finding jobs in the formal sector.Secondly, anchored in the knowledge that a malnourished or hungry child cannot learn, we focus on effective nutrition. We give an average of 2000 children/learners a nourishing meal every school day enabling them to concentrate in class.
BELLARINE COMMUNITY HEALTH
Bellarine Community Health offers a professional suite of confidential and friendly health services especially for young people aged 12-25.
Our partnership with headspace© provides a dedicated youth health and support service conveniently located between Drysdale’s secondary colleges. Young people can access a range of health advice, support and information under the one roof.
All health services from headspace© are free for young people aged 12-25 years. Some additional charges for medications may apply and fees apply to public dental program for young people over 18 years old.
KOALA HOSPITAL PORT MACQUARIE
The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital was established in 1973 and is a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility. The Hospital is a popular tourist attraction which welcomes thousands of national and international visitors every year. Admission is free. The Hospital is also a scientific research, training and education centre.
The work of the Koala Hospital is supervised and carried out by a small number of employed staff including a Clinic Vet, Conservation Manager, Administration Manager and several casual leaf collectors. A large body of approximately 175 committed volunteers is vital to the Koala Hospital.
Koala Conservation Australia (KCA) manages the Koala Hospital. This not-for-profit organisation has the wider mission to lead the world in the care and conservation of wild koalas, to increase knowledge and understanding of the species and to work collaboratively to ensure their survival into the future.
The members of KCA Management Committee are volunteers who meet monthly to oversee the organisation and plan the future direction for the business. Most committee members hold a coordinating role at the Koala Hospital. Other important ancillary work such as koala care, rescues, the 24 hour rescue telephone line, home care, tree planting, plantation care, Hospital maintenance and fundraising is done by dedicated volunteers without whom the Hospital could not survive.
The Koala Hospital consists of exhibit enclosures, a treatment clinic, intensive care units and rehabilitation yards, many of which have trees for koalas to learn to climb as part of the rehabilitation process. There is also a Koalaseum - a museum for Koalas which provides information on koala evolution and biology and interactive displays so visitors can touch koala fur or look down a microscope at koala poos (scat).
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