SPELD donation update.

Following Cops for kids last donation to SPELD we are very happy to have been updated on how the money is being used.  SPELD advance the education and general welfare of individuals with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, through the provision of quality information and professional services to individuals, families, schools and other organisations.  SPELD have used the cops for kids donation most recently to purchase a stock of books to this end that will be distributed to libraries for public use.

Check out the SPELD Facebook page for more info and the acknowledgement of CFK.

“Thanks to a generous donation from Cops for Kids to SPELD SA, they will soon be available for South Australians through our OneCard libray network scheme.”

SPELD SA Facebook page

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SPELD & Second Chances

CFK has made two donations: 
$25,000 was donated to SPELD, a non-profit organisation who provides advice, support and services to children with dyslexia and literacy difficulties, and to support the people who care for, teach and work with them.  The donation will be used to purchase specialist phonic books that are a crucial tool to help children struggling to read.  These books will be used at SPELD with a large number placed in libraries throughout the State.  This will make it easier for families, schools and kids to access.  For more information about SPELD and their services, please have a look at SPELD.
$8,100 was donated to Second Chances, an organisation who supports children whose parents are in prison.  Children of those in prison can be maligned, discriminated against and face their own hardships not borne of their own doing.  Second Chances helps to break this cycle.  The donation will be used by the Second Chances Family care workers to purchase items such as school uniforms, sports shoes etc to restore the dignity of the child, prevent truancy, divert them from detention, reduce bullying and minimise social exclusion..  Information about Second Chances can be found at Second Chances.

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Nunga Tag Sports Carnival donation.

CFK has given a $5,000 donation to support the Nunga Tag Sports Carnival.  This event was held on Wednesday 7th March 2018 on the grounds of the Christies Beach High School.  Nunga Tag is a community sporting event that not only promotes healthy choices, sportsmanship, inclusiveness, wellbeing and cultural unity, but also provides an opportunity to access information about local service providers within their region.375 students from 16 schools participated. 35 Service Providers in the areas of Health, Education, Housing, and Family Support (including SAPOL) were invited to hold information stalls at the event to promote their services as well as promoting educational and career paths.

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Ronald McDonald House update

Committee members met with Ronald McDonald House staff on Monday 26/2/2018 for the unveiling of the new equipment purchased to help families seeking treatment.  CFK’s donation purchased 4 washers and 4 dryers and the staff at RMH are delighted with the new equipment.  CFK have been acknowledged for their donation with a plaque in the laundry.

CFK Committee members at Ronald McDonald House


Check out the update at Ronald McDonald house on Facebook

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Ronald McDonald House Donation & APS/APRA update

CFK has given a $20,000 donation to Ronald McDonald House (RMH).  The donation has been used to buy industrial washing machines and dryers  for both Houses on Melbourne Street.  This equipment will be used by numerous families who use the services of RMH due to the long-term illnesses of their children.  CFK members have been among the families who use RMH.  CFK previously assisted RMH to fully update three rooms in one of the Houses in 2014.  Information about RMH Adelaide can be found at Ronald McDonald House.

The second APS/APRA/CFK Clinical Research Grant recipient will be announced in a few weeks in March.  This is a $30,000 grant awarded to a clinical researcher to support research exploring various aspects of paediatric pain management – studies that will ultimately lead to improving health outcomes for children.  Last year’s recipient is completing her study and will present her report at the Australian Pain Society National Conference in Sydney later this year to over 1,000 members of the Australian Pain Society. 

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$1,000,000 Presentation – Police Legacy

CFK donation of $30,000 to Police Legacy marking the millionth dollar raised and donated by CFK members.


On Thursday the 19th of October 2017 Cops for Kids celebrated an extraordinary milestone.  As of that day, Cops for Kids had raised and donated to the children of South Australia




The generosity of Cops for Kids members has been amazing and every member should feel extremely proud of what has been achieved over the last eleven years. Their donations have had a massive impact in the lives of sick and underprivileged children in South Australia. 


The landmark donation was a poignant one as it was made for the ‘police family’. 


Cops for Kids and Police Legacy have partnered to form a special grant program that will care for the children of deceased South Australia Police (SAPOL) members. 


$30,000 has been donated by Cops for Kids to Police Legacy to care and assist with Police Legacy Wards via a special grant program.  This will benefit the families of SAPOL members who have suffered through the trauma of losing a parent. 


Sadly, SAPOL have too many recent incidents where a  member has died leaving their families devastated.  The work undertaken by Police Legacy with these families is incredible.  Cops for Kids is honoured to assist.    


Mending a policewoman’s broken heart: Cops for Kids, SA Police Legacy wrap around family


In light of this landmark donation it’s timely to reflect that Cops for Kids is not one person.  A large amount of people are responsible for the success of Cops for Kids, be they members, mates, family friends or businesses that have stepped forward to help. We are the prime example of what collective fundraising can do and are the envy of many charities. 


The Cops for Kids Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank each member for their contributions and look forward to raising the next million dollars.

For more information on the top work of Police Legacy check out Police Legacy’s website and be sure to follow them on the Police Legacy – Facebook page


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Australian Charity Awards – CFK win Outstanding Achievement Award

It is with great pride that we can finally inform you, cops for kids has been recognised with an “Outstanding Achievement Award” in The Australian Charity Awards 2017. 


 Cops for Kids has been recognised as a Winner for Outstanding Achievement (OAA) in The Australian Charity Awards 2017. Now in their fifth year, The Australian Charity Awards are a partner program of The Australian Business Awards and have been established to identify, recognise and reward organisations for the exceptional work undertaken through their charitable initiatives.

Drew Bynoe, Chairman of Cops for Kids says they are proud to have been recognised for their contribution to the establishment of an Australia first paediatric pain research grant in partnership with the Australian Pain Society and the Australian Pain Relief Association. The aim of the grant is to support clinical research exploring various aspects of paediatric pain management. These studies will ultimately lead to improving health outcomes for children, not just in South Australia but worldwide.

“Cops for kids is honoured to be recognised as a Winner for Outstanding Achievement in the Australian Charity Awards 2017.

This award acknowledges the wonderful contribution the members of Cops for Kids make to the community of South Australia in the support of services for the health, welfare and safety of its children.

This award is recognition of each member of Cops for Kids and each member’s dedication to helping sick and disadvantaged children”.

“Today, charitable organisations are facing ongoing challenges in their operating environment. Measuring the performance and impact of their initiatives has become an important part of operations for the third sector,” Australian Charity Awards Program Director, Ms Tara Johnston, said.

“In this context, the sustainability of charities depends more than ever on their performance management and their ability to innovate. Being innovative has the potential to elevate charitable organisations in their efforts to achieve a long-term social impact and financial sustainability.

“The Australian Charity Awards 2017 are proud to acknowledge the role of charitable organisations in Australia and commend the eight organisations recognised for the execution of innovative initiatives that have significantly benefited charitable causes,” Ms Johnston added.

About the Awards

The Australian Charity Awards provide organisations with the opportunity to raise the awareness of their important causes by having their projects, initiatives, contributions and achievements recognised through a national recognition program. The program is open to charitable organisations including charitable funds and charitable institutions operating in Australia. Charitable institutions include Public Benevolent Institutions and Health Promotion Charities.

Entrants are required to demonstrate the execution of innovative, well-managed, high-performing charitable initiatives. The World Business Awards Framework is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards.

The Australian Charity Award for Outstanding Achievement (OAA) culminating in an overall winner for Charity of the Year (CHY) honour the dedication and achievements of charitable organisations and the measurable impact of their initiatives. Initiatives can include but are not limited to projects, programs, processes, services, systems, technologies, developments, ventures and undertakings.

For more information on The Australian Charity Awards and the 2017 Winners go to Outstanding Award Winners 2017.

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Heartkids & Relationships Australia SA

CFK has given a $20,000 donation to Heartkids SA.  The donation will support families travelling interstate for life saving heart surgery (not available in SA) with the Care Bag program.  These bags are provided to families to support them when interstate and contain a vast number of necessary items to assist families.  Our donation will fund this program for at least three years.  More information about Heartkids can be found at Heartkids SA


This donation was made in the memory of baby Lincoln, a member of the Sapol family and a Heartkids angel.


CFK has also donated 20 copies of the book, The Life Of Tree” to Relationships Australia SA.  This book is aimed at Aboriginal children to help develop understanding and resilience in the face of domestic violence and trauma using the therapeutic suggestions included in the book.  These books will be used as a resource in the APY lands to assist the local communities.  Relationships Australia SA have worked on the APY Lands for 12 years in various programs, with families and young children, providing a focus on sharing information that can unite with cultural ways of “Many Eyes Parenting” to improve the outcomes for children and parents.   Click the link to read more about The Life Of Tree

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A.C. Care regional donation.

AC Care donationCFK has donated $20,000 to A.C Care.  This donation will be used to support the Youth Resilience Scholarship for children living in the Limestone Coast, Murray Mallee and Riverland regions of South Australia. The aim of this scholarship is to provide encouragement, financial assistance and support to disadvantaged primary and secondary students so they have the best chance of succeeding in their education and will involve numerous families throughout these regions.  More information about A.C. Care can be found at www.accare.org.au 

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