We are pleased to provide a summary of highlights from Term 2 2021
- Delivering a COVID Safe program that’s fun and engaging
- The Diggers’ Easter Bunny paid our students a surprise visit
- Our Anzac Day assembly incorporated education, appreciation and some fun
- We provide details on some significant fundraising events coming up
Term 2 Program Highlights
Under the guidance of our strict COVID Safe Plan, we continue to host weekly groups of up to 20 children per group for a modified program. This term, children from five Sydney metropolitan areas enjoyed a five-night stay (down from 12-days) where they received medical, dental and optometric assessments and treatments.
Despite the restrictions and constraints in place to ensure the students’ safety and wellbeing, there’s no limit to the fun children experience at our unique facility located across the beach at South Curl Curl.
Easter Bunny Visit
It was smiles all around, not to mention the sandy feet and melting chocolate, when the Harbord Diggers (Mounties Group) Easter Bunny paid our students a surprise visit right before the Easter break.
Affectionately referred to by locals as “The Diggers”, this local RSL club has been a long-time supporter of Stewart House. Each year, the club hosts a dedicated Christmas party for children in residence and gives generously.
We thank the club for its ongoing support and commitment to putting smiles on the children’s faces.
Anzac Day Commemorations
Children from the greater Newcastle region took part in a special Anzac Day assembly on Friday, 23 April, to commemorate the 106th Anniversary of the landing of ANZAC soldiers at Gallipoli.
The service included the reciting of the Ode and the playing of the Last Post. Students then observed one-minute silence before the sounding of the Rous – a short bugle call used to call soldiers to duty. The efforts of Indigenous soldiers who have fought in all wars, including World War was also acknowledged.
The children collaborated to create a Remembrance Wall, where each student glued their face onto the petals of oversized paper Poppys.
We are excited to be participating in some terrific face-to-face events this year, and we would love your support!
You may know a friend, family member, or colleague interested in lending their support. Please consider forwarding this newsletter or directing them to contact us.
Our 90th-Birthday Dinner
We are planning a special dinner and fundraising event to celebrate our 90th birthday. On Tuesday, 31 August 2021, the event will be held at the iconic heritage-listed Bathers’ Pavilion on Balmoral Beach in Sydney.
More information on ticket sales, auction and raffle prizes will follow.
How you can help support our event
We are looking for donations in the form of gift certificates or prizes that can be used as a raffle prize or a silent auction item. We will acknowledge all contributions in our program on the evening.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss donating a prize for our auction or raffle.
Beach2Beach Fun Run
Please support Stewart House and the other amazing local charities in the scenic Beach2Beach Charity Fun Run event. You can join our team, or create your own and nominate Stewart House as your charity of choice.
There are three distances to choose from, so come along for a run, jog or walk on Sunday, 22 August 2021.