We are pleased to provide a summary of highlights from Term 2, 2022
- Welcome back to children from regional NSW
- A spotlight feature on the Mounties Group – one of our valued supporters
- Our 90th Birthday Celebration finally went ahead!
Term 2, 2022 Program Highlights
In Term 2, we hosted 40 children per cohort for a 12-day stay with students from the regional areas surrounding Tamworth, Armidale, Griffith and Wagga Wagga. In addition to the health screenings, education and wellbeing activities fundamental to our Health and Wellbeing Program, children participated in special off-site excursions, including a meet-and-greet with the Bondi Beach Lifesavers and a ferry ride into the city to experience VIVID.
These recreational experiences, which would often be out of reach to these children, are always thoroughly enjoyable and provide an opportunity for them to practice learned social skills in a relaxed and “real-life” situation.
Corporate Partner Spotlight
Mounties Group Board members, including the Club President, made a trip out from Mt Pritchard and recently visited Stewart House with a massive truckload of sports clothing donations.
The Group has a strong history of giving back to the community through its Club Grants programs. Closer to home, the local club Harbord Diggers is a Mounties Group club that holds an annual Christmas Party for the children of Stewart House. Over many years, they have also organised many gift-giving donations and other fun activities.
We sincerely thank the Mounties Group for their continued support!
90th Birthday Fundraising Dinner
On Tuesday, 7 June, after COVID interruptions, we finally celebrated 90 years of life-changing work for kids in need.
Loyal supporters, local dignitaries and a group of past students came together at the marvellous Bathers Pavilion on Balmoral Beach for a special celebratory dinner and to raise funds.
Her Excellency, the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC Governor of New South Wales, welcomed guests in a pre-recorded message. Fundraising activities on the night included a boisterous Live Auction (signed Mike Tyson shorts, anyone?), Silent Auction, Raffle and Wine Wall.
MCs Matt Shirvington and James Bracey masterfully directed the evening, which included a special guest performance from international flautist Jane Rutter.
We thank our event partners and the team at Bathers’, who went above and beyond to assist us with delivering a memorable evening of fine food and first-class entertainment. View photos here.
After several setbacks, the inaugural Beach2Beach Charity Fun Run is finally just around the corner.
Join us for third-time-lucky on Sunday, 28 August 2022.
You may prefer to support Stewart House with a one-off donation if registering to join our team on the day isn’t appealing. Details for all levels of support are available via this link.
Ever wonder what a stay at Stewart House involves? This video animation provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.