War Child Australia Blog

Protecting Kinshasa’s Vulnerable and Marginalised Girls

Girls living and working on the streets of Kinshasa face multiple threats. With few choices, most turn to sex work as a means of earning a livelihood and are at extreme risk of sexual violence from street boys, public, police and the military. This project is improving protection for Kinshasa’s vulnerable and marginalised street girls […]

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MellonAid Wrap Up

Thanks for supporting us at MellonAid – We raised over $11,000 on the night!  To relive the night here and see what our Chairperson Clare Mirabello had to say check out the video of the night http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flLrZEkB3oA

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Urgent Notice MellonAid Venue Change

Hi all War Child Supporters and Monks of Mellonwah fans. Due to unforeseen circumstances at the old venue a new venue has been obtained for the MellonAid concert. The new venue is: Metro Lair George Street, Sydney View Larger Map Raffle Tickets Can’t get to the concert? Don’t worry you can get raffle tickets and […]

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MELLONAID supports War Child

The Monks of Mellonwah a hot new alternative funk/rock band with a unique sound, blending elements of classic blues & rock with more modern sounds are playing are proud to present Australia’s first ever MELLONAID event, a charity concert for the benefit of War Child Australia.

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Girls Night In book launch a complete success!

Girls Night In book launch a complete success!

Last night I attended the book launch of ‘Girls Night In’. A wonderful collection of short stories written by Jessica Adams, Cecilia Ahern, Maggie Alderson, Nick Earls, Gretel Killeen and long list of other accomplished authors. The evening began with some champagne and nibbles. Authors mingled and talked about old times and it was an opportunity for some young fans to meet their literary idols.

The evening was not all about champagne and chit-chat though. This event had a serious side. We all remembered that sales of the book generate income for War Child designated to helping children in war torn countries. So it was befitting that the room stopped in silence to listen to Mark Waddington speak about the progress and activities that War Child is making.

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Setting a world record for a big hearted charity.

Next year on 5 August Adam will set off for the challenge of a lifetime. I will be running 960km at an average altitude of 400m above sea level in 22 days. Travelling through the Himalayan mountains on the Friendship highway, travelling from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal. This will set a new world record, raising awareness and funds in support of War child while i’m he’s at it.

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Read for a cause!

From the bottom of the sea to the highest mountain, there’s a story for everyone in the latest Kids’ Night In book – volume three. Kids’ Night In 3 might just be the most amazing collection of stories ever.

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Be an everyday hero for War Child Australia

Be an everyday hero for War Child Australia

With the help of Everyday Hero you can raise money by creating a personalised online fundraising page with your own photos or videos telling your story about how and why you are trying to raise money. There’s no hassles collecting promised money or issuing receipts because Everyday Hero sends a receipt immediately by email and pays the money directly into War Child’s bank account.

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Welcome to War Child Australia’s new look website

Welcome to War Child Australia’s new look website

Dear supporters, we are very excited to introduce you to our new website. We really wanted to let you know about a few fund raising initiatives that are about to come to fruition.

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Success for Cambodia Challenge 2010

Success for Cambodia Challenge 2010

We are pleased to announce that the total tally fundraised by the group is over $30,000. This is an incredible effort, and we are greatly appreciative of the participants and the businesses and individuals who supported them. The money raised from the Cambodia Challenge will go directly towards community projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, providing education and support to children affected by war. Our sincerest gratitude must also be extended to the dedicated team at Inspired Adventures, facilitators of this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

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