TLC for Kids in 2015: The Year So Far

There’s no two ways about it – 2015 has already been a whirlwind year for TLC for Kids. We’ve moved office to Brunswick, conducted a nation-wide fundraising campaign with Bakers Delight and organised an incredible fundraising Dinner at The Carousel….and it’s only mid April!

Now that we have a moment to take our breath we thought we’d put pen to paper to fill in our lovely supporters about our fundraising this year.

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TVSN Charity of the Month – February

TLC for Kids was lucky enough to be TVSN’s Charity of Choice this Februrary. For the entire month of Februrary, TVSN promoted TLC for Kids and what we do. As if that wasn’t enough, just before Easter we received a $10,000 cheque to spend on helping and supporting sick children nation-wide, as well as their families. Thank you so much TVSN!

 

 

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Bakers Delight Bundraiser

This year we were honoured to partner with Bakers Delight for their annual Bundraiser Day. A portion of each sale of Hot Cross Bun packets was donated to TLC for Kids, and Bakers Delight stores nationwide had collection tins at their registers. The numbers are still being crunched, but whispers suggest that around $80,000 was raised for sick kids on the day. Incredible! Thank you to Bakers Delight and to all those who purchased or donated.

 

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TLC Charity Dinner

The Dinner! If you’ve been following our movements this year, you might have heard about the event that was donated to us by our extremely generous supporter Tolga Kumova. Venue, food and styling were all donated by Tolga, and the TLC for Kids Team (with inestimable help from Progressive PR and Flock Agencies) banded together to produce an amazing evening….in the space of just two and a half weeks. All up, thanks to the generosity of our guests on the night and our donors who donated auction and raffle items, a grand total of $63, 030 was raised on the night.

 

There you have it! Those are just three of the things that have made 2015 an amazing year for TLC for Kids so far. Sick children and their families continue to slip through the cracks of existing charity services, so every cent counts. Thanks to everybody who has helped or contributed.

But…the year isn’t over yet! It’s not too late to sign up for Tracky Dack Day  (or share the link with your friends and family), volunteer your time, or give whatever you can to help.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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TLC for Kids in 2015: The Year So Far

Jibi’s 4th birthday in hospital

Like most other 4 year olds, Jibreel is energetic and excitable, absorbing the world around him like a sponge. Unlike most kids though, Jibi needed a heart transplant urgently. After a long time spent waiting and hoping, his family’s prayers were answered and he was given a new heart. Jibi’s inspiring and devoted extended family all came down from Queensland to be by his side and support each other. Whilst the transplant was something to celebrate, it also presented its own risks and fears for the family. He was going to have to spend a few months in hospital, which meant having his 4th birthday in there.

Jibreel’s nurses called in for some Rapid TLC!

He is crazy about Cars, with his favourite character being Finn – BUT… you dare not call him Finn! Jibreel insists his name is BEN and will not stand by and let him be called the wrong name!

We set about organising  a special birthday cake for Jibi – a’ Cars’ cake supplied by the lovely Adrienne at Cake Angels. Then we went shopping for some special toys we knew he would love. The Xbox 360 was a winner, with plenty of games that encouraged activity to get Jibi moving again after the operation. In the end, we actually think Jibi was quite OK with having his birthday in hospital!!

Lovely words from the family:

“On behalf of Jibreel and his entire family we would like to thank TLC for kids for making our journey easier. We are touched by how much you have all done and will forever be grateful”…. Take care. Jas

And good news, today is the day Jibi gets to go home to Queensland…

Jibi’s 4th birthday in hospital

Style with substance

Adding a touch of glamour to Tracky Dack Day – one day in May, Fashion Designer Estelle Michaelides from the wearable art label Micky In The Van, and Celebrity Stylist, Kate Bollard have created a limited edition designer track suit pant for TLC For kids.

These stylish track pants are available in sizes S/M/L for $45 each, until sold out.

All profits from the sale of these pants will be donated to TLC for kids, Australia’s only emergency response charity in support of Tracky Dack Day.

Please call (03) 9004 1821 or visit the Estelle store at 382 Smith St, Collingwood, Melbourne to order your pair now, so you too can “Dack Up & Donate” with panache for a great cause!

For further information on TLC for kids & Tracky Dack Day – please visit www.tlcforkids.org.au or www.trackydackday.com.au

Estelle and Kate wish to kindly acknowledge Vallance Fabrics and Nicole Kennedy Photography, for their wonderful contribution towards making this project a reality!

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Purpose 2 Pedal

Purpose2Pedal TLC for kidsNational Tracky Dack Day attracts fundraising events of all shapes and sizes, but one very determined group of cyclists has taken theirs to a new level.

On 25 April, 2013 team ‘Purpose 2 Pedal’ will take off over the gruelling Adelaide hills in an event which will take place over 4 days to help raise funds for national children’s charity TLC for kids.

The team of cyclists from TOLL wants to help these amazing kids and their families in their greatest time of need. Their driving force is their belief that sick kids need and deserve the support of all Australians.

As team leader, Daniel McDonald says, “Kids are our future and without the opportunity to overcome the challenges they have in these difficult times, their carefree and positive approach to life is shattered, let’s team up to ensure we reduce their anguish, we can join together and make this less overwhelming and a time in their lives they can get through. We may even help put a smile on their faces.”

Of the 1.8M kids admitted to hospital annually, TLC for kids currently reach more than 615,000, or roughly 34%. TLC for kids’ mission is to raise enough funding to reach 100% of these children.

Purpose 2 Pedal’s goal is to raise $11,250 from this ride.

TLC for kids is thankful to all cyclists taking part in the challenge!

Matt Adams, Holly Fraser, Garry Fraser, Robert Kumar, Daniel MacDonald, Jennie Oxley, Hugh Robertson, Gus Rodrigues and Bill Symes.

To show your support with a small contribution, simply head to https://give.everydayhero.com/au/purpose2pedal

For large donations or sponsorship please contact Holly Fraser on 03 8696 6067 or holly.fraser@tollgroup.com

To hold your own Tracky Dack Day Fundraiser, head to http://www.trackydackday.com.au

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The ETU working wonders for TLC for kids!

TLC for kids and the ETU

Members of the Electrical Trades Union are joining forces to change the lives of sick kids and their families during their darkest hours in hospital, with the ambitious plan of funding 1000 new TLC Distraction Boxes which guide kids through painful and scary procedures.

In 2012, the Victorian Branch of the ETU came on board as an Official Foundation Sponsor of TLC for kids, with a $25,000 contribution, and the union is now campaigning to engage as many of its 19,000 members as possible, to build on that start-up contribution.

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The ETU working wonders for TLC for kids!