Two years ago today our charity was created and all the hard work began behind the scenes…
So a big Happy Birthday to all of those wonderful people who have helped to make this dream a reality!
Special thanks to Doug Amos who has been there since day one. And to Liat Harrower who may have come in later but, boy, has she made up for it since! And to my wonderful family, also there since day one; my husband Peter who is forever my rock and my gorgeous kids Jack & Mia who are a constant source of helpful ideas and inspiration.
Special thanks also to Caroline Whiteside. Caroline sat at my table and listened when I first started putting my ideas together and gave valued advice. Since then she’s volunteered her time to help with administrative tasks, has sent me links to every useful article she’s stumbled across that may prove to be of some help (and many have) and donated to just about every appeal we’ve ever run. Just last month she made it to the BIG Buckers Club!
There are so many people who have helped along the way and I’m sure to forget someone (sorry!) but I’d like to acknowledge the ongoing contributions, both financial and other, of: Louise Ambry, Melissa Kearney, Charley Jones, The Quigley Family, Ricky Buchanan, Anne Oberin, Dani McLeod, Hava Eski Balci, Kate Butterfield, Scott Grinter, Kim Pickering, Melissa Lane, David & Tanya Vanags and Salli Lockhart.
Thank you to our inaugural Ambassador Blake Worrall-Thompson from Ministry of Wellbeing and to our terrific sponsors: Green Label Web Design, Artsy-Tec , Immij Printing, Sportspartners and PharmaSave.
Much of our work has been possible due to receiving grants from the following wonderful organisations: Australian Unity Foundation, Grosvenor Foundation, Australian Ethical Investment & Superannuation, Salesforce Foundation and Google. Thank you so much for your invaluable assistance.
But the vast majority of our work has been possible due to the wonderful donations that we receive from all the fabulous members of our little community who really do give a buck in every sense! – There have been a lot of little lives changed over the last year or so and you should all be very proud. Thank you.
The biggest thank you must to go to families of our wonderful IGAB children. They have trusted us to share their stories with our community and we love them for it.
Happy Birthday Everyone!
Barb Blashki – Founder
Australian children’s charity I Give A Buck Foundation of Australia Ltd assists children from disadvantaged families who also suffer from a life-threatening or life-altering illness or condition – with particular focus on terminally ill children.