Disabled access donation to Surf Club. Benefits DSA.

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CFK have donated $9,632 to the Moana Surf Life Saving Club to support the Clubs disability access beach program with the purchase of 20 metres of access matting.  This will assist not only the Club in their programme, but will also assist the Disabled Surfers Association who use Moana beach and the Club facilities for their activities. See what’s happening at MSLSC at Moana SLSC – South Australia.

 

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Aboriginal Basketball Academy

$10,000 has been donated to support the Aboriginal Basketball Academy (ABA).  The Academy acts as a pathway for Aboriginal Year 10-12 students to develop themselves by participating in a basketball program though the main emphasis is on attendance, participation, education, personal development, teamwork, leadership and community.  All students are mentored to complete schooling at this level and given pathways to higher education and employment, including employment in SAPOL.  The program is run at St. Clair (Woodville) with students from schools across the metropolitan area attending every Thursday.  Information pertaining to the mission and goals of the ABA can be found at https://aboriginalbasketballacademy.com.au/   CFK has committed to support the ABA for three years.

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St Vincent De Paul – Women’s Crisis Centre

 

$17,000 to St Vincent De Paul to build a shade sale over a brand new children’s playground at the St Vinnies Women’s Crisis Centre.  This centre is an innovative and integrated accommodation and service facility tailored to meet the short term, emergency needs of women and their children escaping domestic violence crisis (www.vinnies.org.au).  This donation was instigated by a CFK member from a group of retired SAPOL members who volunteer at the centre doing garden and maintenance work.  Congratulations to this group for their continued community service.

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Disabled Surfers Association Donation.

Cops for Kids have donated $2,984 to the Disabled Surfers Association (DSA) for the purchase of 20 wetsuits and a stand up paddle board to support their activities in creating the opportunity for kids with disabilities learning to surf and enjoy water sports at the beach.  This donation is part of the CFK Beach Accessibility initiative in association with the SA Surf Life Saving Association.  DSA work closely with the Moana SLSC.  Find out more about DSA at South Australia Branch – Disabled Surfers Association of Australia Inc.

 

Update:  Photographs from Sunday 27th March 2022.

CFK Chairperson Drew Bynoe met with DSAA at Moana.

 

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Lion Hearts Learning Donation

$10,000 has been donated to Lion Hearts Learning.  They are a South Australian registered children’s charity that provides a free playgroup/pre-school service to children impacted by Cancer, whether it be their own, a sibling’s, or a parent’s. Children undergoing oncological treatment have severely compromised immune systems and must be kept quite isolated.

Mainstream community playgroup, and preschool facilities in Adelaide can find it difficult to provide the hygienic environment required for oncology children due to their high volume of children, so they are denied the social, emotional and educational benefits of preschool. Most other “main stream” services available to oncology children are aimed at older age brackets, so we are filling a gap that is very important by providing social, emotional and educational (preparing for school) type learning.

Information about Lion Hearts Learning can be found at Lion Hearts Learning.

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$30K donated to Novita

$30,000 has been donated to Novita, a fantastic organisation who provide a tailored approach to therapy designed to support kids living with disability to reach their full potential.  A new Novita therapy hub is being built in the southern suburbs to facilitate Novita’s activities with kids. Your donation will be used to fund the “Play Time Therapy Room” to service the nearly 1,000 young South Australians living in the southern metro/outer suburbs with disability who are in need of tailored support to develop learning capacity, confidence, independence and to realise their full potential. Novita will fit-out a specialised Play Time Therapy Room featuring a climbing wall, play equipment, cubby house, building blocks, art therapy tools, specialised sensory equipment and a host of interactive games. The room will be supervised by trained therapists with expertise in building capacity of kids living with disability to help them develop vital life skills.  For more information about Novita, please visit the Novita homepage

Novita was the very first charity CFK donated to 15 years ago (January 2007).  That donation was $500.

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Mary Potter Foundation donation.

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$11,200 ($5,600 per 2 years) to the Mary Potter Foundation to support their ‘Backpacks of Love’ program.  This program supplies a backpack to a child who parents/grandparents/loved ones who are in end of life care at the Hospice.  The child is provided with a colourful bag and chooses contents such as a colouring book, pencils, journal, soft toy etc.  The child is encouraged to collect a physical item which remind them of their parent/grandparent etc. (photo, trinket, personal item) to put into the backpack so when feeling sad about the impending or recent loss of their loved one, the child can go to their backpack to touch or feel those special items that connected them.  This can be a very important part of the grieving process for the child.  Information about the Foundation can be found at Home – The Mary Potter Foundation Inc

 

 

 

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SIDS and Kids SA donation

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$5,000 (Second instalment of $5,000 per 3 years – total $15,000) – Sids and Kids SA – CFK has provided the second $5,000 donation of the three year, $15,000 commitment to fund a school education program to support children as they return to school after the death of a family member.  Understanding grief in children and adolescents is vitally important in being able to properly support them as they return to school.  Sids and Kids SA is the leading service in SA for counselling and bereavement services with all child deaths in SA (including motor vehicle accidents) referred to them.  This program is now being expanded into other schools after exceptional feedback from the program’s first twelve months.  Information about Sids and Kids SA can be found at https://www.sidssa.org.au/ 

 

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Starlight Children’s Foundation Donation

BRIGHTENING THE LIVES OF SICK KIDS

$27,000 ($13,500 per 2 years) to the Starlight Children’s Foundation to support the Captains on Call project for children in the Cystic Fibrosis Unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.  This is an expansion of the very successful pilot Captains on Call project that assisted children in the Burns Unit several years ago.  That project received Australia wide recognition.  Cops For Kids funded that program as well!!  The Captains will be used to distract children during their treatments and painful procedures.  Information about the Starlight Children’s Foundation can be found at www.starlight.org.au

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