- We successfully returned to operating at full capacity
- An extraordinary visit to NSW Parliament House and a spellbinding show from MPs in the Legislative Council
- The Stewart House Boxing Day on the Harbour event will not run in 2022. You can, however, still lend your support
- There is still time to purchase a ticket and support Stewart House in two raffles offering fabulous prizes
- We wish you a happy and safe holiday season!
Term 4, 2022 Program Highlights
In the final Term of 2022, we returned to operating at pre-COVID levels, with up to 84 children invited per group for the full 12-day Program. The children arrived from NSW regional areas surrounding the Central Coast/Upper Hunter, Orange/Bathurst, Dubbo and Broken Hill/Moree.
Fortunately, the weather improved in Sydney, and the sun came out on display for our visiting children. This term also began a new excursion opportunity where the children could visit Madame Tussauds and Sydney Sea Life Aquarium.
A special tour of NSW Parliament House
On Tuesday, 15 November 2022, a group of students and staff from Stewart House enjoyed a special-planned tour of the NSW Parliament House.
Thirteen enthusiastic students from the surrounding areas of Lachlan, Orange and Bathurst were invited to meet with politicians in the private space of The Speaker’s Garden.
Local members from the electorates where these children come from are Philip Donato, Orange Electorate, and Deputy Premier Paul Toole MP, Bathurst Electorate.
A chance invitation to sit in the Legislative Council (LC) Gallery at Question Time delivered a spellbinding theatrical display for students and staff! The President of the LC even paused the session briefly to welcome the Stewart House students and comment on the raucous exchange between Members.
Special thanks to the offices of James Griffin MP, Philip Donato, and Paul Toole MP for their planning support and assistance. It was a truly fabulous opportunity!
We’re participating in two fabulous raffles this year to help reach our fundraising goals: ASX Refinitiv Foundation Raffle and the People’s Choice Community Lottery.
We are presently well short of our targets and would appreciate your help if you are in a position to contribute. Details for each follow. Thank you!
ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation Raffle
- 1st Prize: Kia Rio Sport Automatic Hatchback – valued at $24,990*
- 2nd Prize: MacBook Air – Valued at $1,499
- 3rd Prize: Robert Oatley premium wine (5 cases of 12 bottles) – valued at $1,380
Ticket prices: 1 x ticket = $20, 3 x tickets = $50, 8 x tickets = $100, 50 x tickets = $500. Draw Date: Thursday, 9th March 2023 at 2 pm.
People’s Choice Community Lottery
People’s Choice and their business and media partners facilitate the Community Lottery’s administration, advertising, prizes and tickets so organisations like Stewart House can pocket 100% of every $2 ticket sold!
There are 43 prized drawn, worth more than $300,000; the top three are as follows:
Toyota Kluger Hybrid GX AWD 2.5L Auto (Frosted White) – $59,551.32
Toyota C-HR Hybrid GR-Sport 1.8L Auto CVT Wagon (Frosted White) – $42,306.32
Kozco Energy Solar Panel/Battery Package (6.6kw solar system with 13.3kw Battery) – $23,490.00
Ticket prices: $2 per ticket. Ticket sales close on Thursday, 2 March 2023. The main prize draw is on Thursday, 9 March 2023.
CANCELLED: Boxing Day on the Harbour
In our previous update, we shared the news that Transdev Sydney Ferries, our valued partner, has advised that they are not in a position to support us this year.
With consecutive cancellations (in 2020, 2021, and now 2022) resulting in our charity’s subsequent loss of income, we invite you to please consider donating via our website. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2022!
We look forward to sharing more great moments in 2023.