In a week dominated by political change, the Feel-Good Friday vibes remain. Whether you’re ready to attack or relax this weekend, we’re serving a full course menu of delicious positivity. So sit back and enjoy; everything worth celebrating is a scroll below.
Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation Partners with Semi Permanent and Vivid
As the official charitable partner of the Vivid festival, the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) recently announced an exciting partnership with multidisciplinary artist Kris Andrew-Small and designer Dani Wolf to create a unique digital artwork as part of the creative conference Semi Permanent and Vivid in 2022.
Opening Wednesday, May 25th, 2022, visitors to Semi Permanent will be able to be fully immersed in the digital installation, which measures 4 metres tall and 80 metres wide with digital screens and graphics by Kris and voiceover by proud Whadjuk Noongar man and model Nathan Maguire. Mixing movement and messaging this projection at Carriageworks reinforces ALNF’s core belief – that literacy is freedom, and the oversized type comes together to weave a story of how vital literacy is to every community and every child.
Slim’s Quality Burger’s Free Burger Day
If there’s one thing we love more than food, it’s free food. In celebration of International Burger Day, Slim’s Quality Burger’s are giving away free Original Angus beef burgers. This Saturday, between 12-8pm, customers can redeem a free burger by signing up for the Slim’s Quality Burger app. Then, via a coupon sent to app members automatically, it can be used at the point of purchase at Slim’s Quality Burger Marrickville Metro & Slim’s Quality Burger Mt. Druitt Westfields as well as their website.
LG Rewards and Celebrates Ronald McDonald House Charities Volunteers
Too often good deeds go unnoticed. Thankfully, LG Electronics Australia (LG) in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) has rewarded and celebrated the contributions of 11 RMHC volunteers via the company’s #LGGoldenHearts initiative. The initiative was launched on 28 March 2022, with over 120 volunteers nominated during the competition period, for going above and beyond to help others. LG and RMHC have recognised one volunteer from each of the 11 RMHC Chapters across Australia who are set to receive an LG prize package. Furthermore, LG is donating home appliances, entertainment products and air-conditioning systems to refurbish Ronald McDonald Houses across Australia as well as cash donations and fundraising activity to a value of more than $260,000. To learn more about the contributions that RMHC volunteers make every day to Australian families, please visit the LG and RMHC websites.
Vaucluse Car Club Charity Car Show
Sydney’s prestigious Vaucluse Car Club (VCC) is holding their bi-annual charity car show on the cliff top of Gap Bluff, Watson’s Bay this Sunday, May 29, with all net proceeds supporting Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation. The spectator led event will see up to 150 VCC members showcase a diverse range of vehicles from vintage Porsches to every era of Ferrari, retro Lamborghini’s and even pre-war racers.
As a registered not for profit organisation, VCC encourages Sydneysiders to come along and enjoy the event in support of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation, Australia’s leading specialist hospital for children in Randwick and Westmead. Ticketed entry, from 8am, is via donation starting at $17pp available for pre-purchase through Eventbrite. Alternatively, spectators can enter freely from 9am and make a donation on the day.
Will & Co Caffeinate SurfAid’s 5th Annual Cup in Bondi
Earlier this month, Will & Co once again partnered with SurfAid, at their 5th Annual Cup in Bondi. The bean specialists brewed up 50+ takeaway coffees and transported them down to the beach in a customised Will & Co Land Rover. After downing their drinks, participating surfers competed to win the Best Manoeuvre Award, which included a one year supply of coffee and a luxury crockery set. Will & Co also donated 100% of their online sales profits to SurfAid on the day of the competition, which seeks to improve the lives of women and children in isolated regions through the sport of surfing. Over $35,000 was raised from all sponsors on the day.
Dig Deep Construction Event Raises Money for Mental Awareness
This Sunday 29 May, Victoria’s newest machinery and construction family-friendly show, Dig Deep, is raising funds and awareness for mental health in the construction industry. Tragically 190 construction workers take their own lives per year which equates to one person every two days and Dig Deep wants to stop this needless loss of life.
Dig Deep will provide entertainment for the whole family, including the William Afams Cat Global operators challenge, kids digger park, music, machinery exhibitors, a wellness hub and some of Melbourne’s best food trucks. The event will showcase Australia’s best earthmoving equipment, machinery and companies that bring them to our shores. Proudly supporting Beyond Blue, you can purchase tickets to the show via the Eventbrite website.
Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation x Deus Ex Machina Collaboration
Who doesn’t love fashion with a cause? Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation and Deus Ex Machina have joined forces to create a limited-edition commemorative t-shirt as part of a campaign to transform and empower First Nations communities through literacy, language and education. The campaign features celebrities including Adam Goodes, Danzal Baker (Baker Boy, Hugo Weaving, Lance and Jesinta Franklin, Brooke Blurton and Eddie perfect. The t-shirts can be purchased on the David Jones website for AU$59.99, with 100% of the proceeds supporting ALNF’s work with First Nations communities.