Hedgefunds Rock is proud to support the Alternative Future Foundation, which graciously contributes to our three charities; Redkite, Tranby and Nordoff Robins.
The aim of The Alternative Future Foundation is to help build positive alternative futures for disadvantaged Australians and their families.
They ensure this by choosing well governed charities who work at the community level where any donations will make a meaningful and measurable difference in the lives of the beneficiaries.
Redkite provides essential support to children and young people with cancer and their families and has been for over 30 years. They're there throughout the whole cancer journey, from the moment of diagnosis until after treatment finishes.
Redkite provides support through:
Financial assistance to cover essential costs
Information, councelling and group support
Support to keep education and career goals on track
Support through grief and loss
Diagnosis support packs for children and young adults
Support in hospitals through social workers and music therapists.
A special message from Andrew Watson, Redkite's guest speaker at the 2017 event.
Cheque presentation to RedKite, 14 September 2017 at the Shangri-La, Sydney
Established in 1957, Tranby is Australia's oldest not-for-profit independent Indigenous education provider. Tranby National Indigenous Adult Education and Training ('Tranby') is a function of the Co-operative for Aborigines Limited and has been a pioneer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult education, training, and social action for decades.
Tranby, as a nationally registered training organisation (RTO), offers units of competency, full VET qualifications, and non-accredited skill development initiatives to Indigenous adults from across Australia.
Courses at Tranby have changed over time from trade-based skills to governance and legal advocacy. Most importantly, Tranby offers these qualifications in a unique and culturally supportive environment.
For students, Tranby provides a unique opportunity. It provides education free from the trappings of financial burden and cultural misunderstanding. In return, we ask that they use the drive, motivation, self-belief and knowledge they have found here to better the lives of those around them.
Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia is a not-for-profit organisation providing Clinical Music Therapy and Community Music programs. Established in Australia in 1984, they have established a proud history and solid track record of delivering high quality music therapy programs to assist those less fortunate in our community.
Music therapy benefits a wide range of populations including adults and children with autism and other disabilities, behavioural issues, mental health challenges, acquired brain injury, stroke / neurological impairments and dementia. Programs are developed, delivered and/ or supervised by our highly skilled team of University trained and professionally accredited Registered Music Therapists who use evidence based interventions to achieve health and developmental outcomes.
Cheque presentation to Nordoff Robins,
Damien Crowley and Belinda Leonard
Women’s Community Shelters (WCS) is an Australian charity which works with local communities to set up new crisis accommodation shelters for women leaving homelessness, domestic and family violence, in partnership with local communities. WCS’ ground-breaking funding model brings together business and corporate sponsorship, philanthropic investment, Commonwealth and NSW Government funding and local community fundraising to support our Hub and shelters.
Since 2010, WCS has worked tirelessly to protect and support women and children escaping homelessness, domestic and family violence. To date, WCS has helped seven different communities establish and open crisis shelters to provide more safe havens and additional nights for vulnerable women and children at risk.
Our vision is to expand our network to at least 9 shelters across NSW by the end of 2020, all linked together through technology, shared purpose, operational guidance and support.