THANK YOU for supporting our 2017 fundraising efforts.
In March this year, we donated $6,400 to Little Heroes Swim Academy to support their swimming program for disabled children. In July this year, we donated $47,000 to the child protection unit and 400 Bonnie the Bunnies to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane. Your money went to supporting programs to rehabilitate children after ongoing physical abuse.
Thanks to your continuing support we now have Nana Huchy Bonnie the Bunnies in 4 States - Tasmania, Victoria, NSW and Qld. Because of your kindness children admitted to hospital after being abused and neglected will now have a comfort bunny. Sometimes this is their only possession as they have fled a difficult situation very quickly.
For those of you who may not know I started The Change Angels about 4 years ago with the support of Rebecca Murray (Agent Murray) and Kylie Towner (Agent Towner). Since that time you've helped us raised over $545,000 for registered charities. Because The Change Angels donate our time and expertise to raise money we're able to donate 100% of profits to the charities we are supporting.
We will launch our Bonnie the Bunny Campaign on 1 March 2018. We hope you can again jump on board and help us spread a touch of kindness at a very dark time for these children. Thank you to the generous Lucy at Nana Huchy for donating 400 Bonnie the Bunnies each year - her kindness is astounding.
You may be wondering where Buddy Bracelets fits in...well Buddy Bracelets is a business I started a year ago with strong charitable aims. The idea for Buddy Bracelets came when developing a fundraising campaign for Little Heroes Swim Academy. The fact you should always swim with a 'buddy' and as we were raising money for a Swim Academy for disabled children selling 'buddy' bracelets seemed like a good fit. I loved the idea so much I created a brand and Buddy Bracelets was launched by donating bracelets and charms to raise money for Little Heroes Swim Academy.
In life no matter how old you are, having a kind and trusted friend, someone who has your back is extremely important. So the Buddy Bracelet range was extended and the business was launched to help spread kindness one wrist at a time. Rather than talking about bullying and how to prevent it I wanted to talk about what we want and need from our friendships and to also get kids thinking about their own behaviour and what sort of friends they are and are attracting. That's why each Buddy Bracelet comes with a Buddy Promise to sign and keep. Signing the promise and wearing a Buddy Bracelet acts as a reminder to be a kind and trusted friend...but to also expect the same in return from your friends.
The Warrior Charity Buddy Bracelet along with our Choose Kind limited edition T-Shirts are available now to help raise money for Bravehearts. Bravehearts is a national charity providing world-class child protection training and education initiatives; specialist child sexual assault counseling and support services; as well as research and reform campaigns to work holistically to prevent child sexual assault in our society.
Thank you to all those wonderful businesses for donating products and services to help us raise money this year. We are truly grateful for your support. Thank you to each and everyone one of you for also supporting our Live Band Karaoke event, movie screenings, Bonnie the Bunny campaign and for donating money this year.
The Change Angels wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season.