Winter 2018 Fundraising News

Stacks Goudkamp Charity Golf Day

It was a stunning day at St Michael’s Golf Course this year and another great turnout. In addition to our Ambassador, Bryan Fletcher joining us for the day, so too did Steve Menzies, Luke Ricketson and Braith Anasta.  A real Rugby League flavour.

Chad Graham (wheelchair rugby) was our speaker at this event and conveyed to the audience how their support helps and what it means for our members.

We were also joined by Ben Leaudais’s (wheelchair rugby) father Geoff and his friends who came along to play golf and support the day which was tremendous to see.

Thanks to all our sponsors, Stacks Goudkamp, GIO, Pro It, Tabasco and Stacks Finance for their amazing support. Thanks also to Gary Dawson and Matt Laverty from Charity Challenge for making the day such a success which raised over $25,000.




Push, walk or run in this year’s City2Surf and raise funds and awareness for Wheelchair Sports NSW. Have some fun and get a team together – challenge others to form a team and see who can raise the most funds!

The earlier you enter the lower the entry fee. Don’t forget to set up your fundraising page as well and select Wheelchair Sports NSW as your charity. Click on the Fundraising tab on the City2Surf website, then click “Start Fundraising” and follow the prompts.


Contact the fundraising team on 02 9809 5260 or if you have any questions or need any support in your quest.

ASX Thompson Reuters Charity Foundation Race Day – Saturday, 25 August 2018

Thompson Reuters Foundation.  Join in the fun – everyone is welcome!


Wheelchair Sports NSW is a proud beneficiary of this gala event. Gather your friends, family or clients from work and join us for a day at the Races. Tickets 

include a glass of French champagne on arrival, a sit-down 3 course gourmet lunch, a 5 hour drinks package, private betting facilities, live entertainment and dancing. You will also have the chance to win some fabulous prizes through the raffle, Fashions on the Field and the online auction. Just by being there, you’ll be supporting WS NSW.  The more tables we fill the greater level of financial support we receive from ASX 


When:                  Saturday, 25 August

Where:                The Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Racecourse

Cost:                     $2,200 for a table of 10 or $230 per ticket


WS NSW Annual Luncheon

Get in early to book your table or place at this year’s Annual Luncheon. We have an awesome line of special guests that promises to leave you invigorated and uplifted.

Early bird prices are available until 31 August – don’t miss out!

Sponsorship options are also available if you would like to get some brand exposure for your business. We are also grateful to receive prize donations for our raffle and online auction – just contact the fundraising team to discuss on 02 9809 5260 or

When: Friday, 19 October 2018

Where: Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf

Time:     12 noon for 12.30pm start until 3:00pm

Cost:      $1,900 for a table for 10 or $195 per person until 31 August (standard price is $2,100 for a

                table of 10 or $215 per person)

Do you shop online? Want to feel even better about your online purchases?


Just by shopping online you can raise funds for WS NSW at no cost to you!


Simply register for free on the shopnate website, select Wheelchair Sports NSW as your cause and shop away at over 800 of your favourite online retailers like ebay, Dan Murphy’s, Target, asos, and many more. Don’t forget to click on the “activate donation” button on the retailer’s site before you make your purchase.”

Install “Easy Fundraiser” on your device and every time you Google online retailers, it will indicate to you which ones are partner retailers.

Any purchases you make through the partner retailers will also raise funds for Wheelchair Sports NSW. You shop and they donate. Keep an eye out for their special offers and discounts too.

WS NSW Founders Circle

On 16 May we held a morning tea to launch the WS NSW Founders Circle which brought together, supporters, members and volunteers.  WS NSW Chair Jason Preston provided an update on the organisation and some key highlights. The function also included a presentation from Hall and Wilcox on estate planning and of course we recognised our first members to the WS NSW Founders Circle who have told us about their intention to leave a gift to Wheelchair Sports NSW in their Will. Patron Louise Sauvage OAM spoke superbly on the importance of belonging to an organisation like WS NSW.

Thanks to all those who attended for making this such a special celebration.

For a confidential discussion about leaving a gift to Wheelchair Sports NSW in your Will, please call the Fundraising Manager, Helen O’Connor on 02 9809 5260.






Workplace Giving

Workplace Giving is an easy and convenient way to donate to your charity of choice. Whether you are paid fortnightly or monthly, you can set a regular amount from as little as the cost of a cup of coffee or perhaps something more substantial, to be donated from your pre tax income to your charity of choice. Every bit counts.

At the end of the financial year, your employer will provide you with a statement summarising your tax deductible donations for your tax return.

Simply speak to your payroll officer to discuss your options. Some employers use platforms like Good2Give or Benojo to facilitate this.

Contact the fundraising team on 9809 5260 if we can help in anyway.

Does your employer have a foundation?

Wheelchair Sports NSW is a charity that relies on the community and companies for financial support. Many companies have set up their own Foundation to support charities – particularly ones that are important to their employees. Sometimes they only accept applications from their employees to grant funds to their employee’s chosen charity. If this is the case with your employer, as a member of Wheelchair Sports NSW, you might be able to apply for a grant on behalf of WS NSW!

Please let us know if your company has a Foundation so that we can assess if we meet their criteria to apply. Please contact the Fundraising Manager, Helen O’Connor to let us know of any opportunities you know of to apply to for a grant or to help you write one on our behalf.

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