The world may be more divided than ever, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s our shared love of the weekend. To set the mood for a rip-roaring break, this week’s Feel-Good Friday comes packed with endless positive vibes and good vibrations. Get stuck in and enjoy!
Christmas Comes Early with Camplify’s Bookable Festive Experience
As an early Christmas present for Aussies, leading RV rental platform is bringing the North Pole to NSW with the ultimate festive getaway, a chance to stay in a Christmas themed caravan and enjoy a joyful holiday.
Aussies can now book their stay to celebrate Christmas early and enjoy the stunningly decorated van, decked out with Christmas trees, fairy lights and festive ornaments. Tillie, the vintage caravan, will be available to book for the whole month of November, with hirers choosing a Reflections Holiday Park of their choice*, from Hawks Nest, Seal Rocks or Jimmys Beach, for the ultimate Aussie Christmas vacation, with the park accommodation included free of charge. The van will be delivered and decorated, awaiting them for their experience.
Tillie, the Christmas caravan, can be booked for a minimum of four days at $125 per day + $80 service fee with travellers clicking this link to get their chance at the experience. There is no delivery fee to Hawks Nest and Jimmys Beach, bookings placed in Seal Rocks have a delivery fee of $100.
Ricky Ponting Hosts Backyard Cricket Match at the MCG
Leading airline and official sponsor of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Emirates, has teamed up with former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting AO to host a game of “backyard cricket” at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with deserving cricket fans in support of men’s mental health.
Eleven Movember ambassadors took part in the Emirates cricket clinic to kick off the hairy month and raise awareness for men’s mental health through participating in the spirited cricket match. Ponting umpired the friendly backyard cricket match with men and women from Movember right in the middle of one of the biggest stadiums in Australia.
In attendance from Movember included individuals who are mental health ambassadors, cancer survivors and long-standing fundraisers that have made a major impact on the charity.
Aussie Camps on World’s Largest Plastic Pyramid in Egypt to Raise Awareness about Waste
The world’s largest plastic waste pyramid (the size of a three-story building!) has been revealed in the Egyptian desert and Aussie Mike Smith is camping on its top for three days to raise global awareness about the single-use plastic problem.
Mike is the founder of zero-waste startup, Zero Co, who have just pulled 1Million water bottles worth of rubbish out of the Nile River and built the pyramid that is a whopping 10m tall, 12m wide and weighing more than 18,000kgs. The audacious stunt is marking the launch of the 100YR CLEANUP – an initiative which aims to remove 15Million water bottles worth of rubbish from the natural environment every year, for the next 100 years.
Whilst the world’s climate leaders come together to discuss the planet’s future at COP27 in Egypt this week, Mike is offering individuals around the world an opportunity to take direct climate action and be part of the 100YR CLEANUP by sponsoring a bundle of rubbish, from as little as $20.
Treat Your Puppy to some Doggy Doughnuts this Christmas
If your canine companion is looking like they’re making the nice list this year, why not treat them to a 4 pack of Krispy Kreme ‘Doggie Doughnuts’. From today, Aussie paw-rents can get their hands on the new limited-edition collection. The Doggie Doughnuts collection has been developed specifically for our four-legged friends and features four doughnut-inspired Christmas dog treats; Christmas Tree, Christmas Pudding, Santa’s Belly and Festive Ring.
Krispy Kreme has partnered with family-owned Australian independent business, Huds & Toke, to craft the healthy canine treats in their ‘Doggie Doughnuts’ collection. The delicious, all-natural, doughnut-shaped biscuits are handmade, low in fat and contain no added salt, sugar, or preservatives making them the perfect healthy treat for your canine companions.
Don’t make it a ruff time for your pooch, purchase the limited-edition four pack (RRP $10.95) from
your nearest Krispy Kreme store, via Drive Thru or online for Click and Collect.
Kmart’s Wishing Tree is Back to Support Australian Families
Kmart has officially launched its iconic Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal this year both in-store and online. Together with founding charity partner The Salvation Army, this year marks a historic milestone as the 35th year of supporting those doing it tough in communities across Australia.
Recent research conducted by The Salvation Army about Christmas 2021 found that a staggering 83% of those surveyed and presenting to the Salvos were struggling to afford Christmas presents for their children and more than half (56%) could not afford a meal on Christmas Day.
This year’s theme ‘Small Gift, Big Heart’, calls on the community to come together and, if possible,
contribute what you can by dropping o a new and unwrapped gift under the Wishing Tree at any
Kmart and KHub store or by making a monetary contribution across in-store or online. The
ongoing support of everyone at this significant time of the year will make an incredible dierence
to the lives of so many Australians who need a helping hand.
SEEK is Giving Away $20,000 Cash for Your Next Annual Leave Break
For a country synonymous with being laid-back and a love of travel – many of us are well overdue for a break from work! In fact, according to recent data from the employment marketplace, SEEK, nearly half (46%) Australians have more than 20 days of annual leave owing – this equates to roughly $65 billion in unused annual leave.
SEEK’s research reveals that a third of Australian workers haven’t had a holiday in over a year. In an important reminder from SEEK’s Resident Psychologist, Sabina Read, she states that “we aren’t limitless vessels. We can’t continue to add more to our loads without taking something away. A holiday from work can be just the tonic to help balance our mind, body, and soul.“
To encourage Aussies to take a break from work, SEEK is also running a competition to win $20,000 cash to go towards their next break. For further information and to enter the competition, visit: the Seek Holiday website.