News Article – Newsletter Issue #4

05 Apr 2023

In this issue April:

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

OUR ANNUAL REPORT GIVES INSIGHT ON THE IMPACT OF PLAY

“As Be Centre’s Founder and Chair, I know the importance of early childhood intervention from personal experience. Unfortunately, the right kind of intervention was not available to me and my family when we needed it more than 20 years ago. That is why, when I discovered the value of play therapy, and its power to unlock and help to heal trauma, I founded Be Centre.” Deborah Killelea.

Be Centre’s flagship ‘Hear-Me-Play’ Play Therapy program continued to grow, reaching even more children and their families than the previous year.  ~2000 play therapy sessions were provided to kids in need, amongst many more impactful activities which support families in times of critical need. Read the report and hear stories from the front line. Read the full report here.

DID YOU KNOW?

OUR STAFF SHARE THEIR EXPERT KNOWLEDGE ON TRAUMA INFORMED PLAY

As one of the largest Play Therapy Charities in the world, Be Centre, located on the Northern Beaches of New South Wales continues to share specialist knowledge with those around trauma informed play. One of our Play Therapists, Lily, recently presented at the ‘Child & Adolescent Metal Health Conference’ on the Gold Coast. We sat down with Lily to hear more around the powerful benefits of play and how it links to mental health. Read more.

THANKS AND HUGS!

RECENT ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS SUPPORTING BE CENTRE

Pittwater Artist Trail showcased their fantastic work from a collective of artists at their recent launch event which was supported by Dr Sophie Scamps and Be Centre’s CEO Michelle Carlyle. Twice a year the Artists open their studios to the public creating a trail for art lovers. A special shout out to Artist Jan Cristaudo and Karen Hicks for their support. Find out more about the upcoming artist trail here.

Mosman Public School: Cake stall: Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Mosman Public School parents and professional baker Mrs Jones donated some delicious homemade cakes for our Election Cake Sale to raise more than $2,000. That’s a lot of cake! Read more.

At the cake stall we had feedback from parents about their children’s ‘Messy Play Day’ prize day last year. The kids thought it was “AWESOME” and “THEY LOVED THE MESSY PLAY”. Read more.

Trivia Night 2022: It was a night of fun and fundraising making $6,000! The contest was between the Crocodiles and the Rooneverse teams, with the latter crowned ‘Trivia Master 2022’. See more in the picture gallery and book your 2023 ticket now. You’ve got to be in it to win it!

RMYC Timber Boat Festival: Who knew that turning sausages could be so much fun! Over the two days in November we raised more than $4,000. Thank you RMYC, Pepi and our volunteers for their commitment and support. See the gallery here.

Thank you to our Be Centre Supporters. Be Centre simply could not function without our donors, in-kind provides, volunteers and clinical team. See the gallery from the supporter evening here.

If you would like to support Be Centre at one of your upcoming activities or through your corporate giving program please reach out. We’d love to get involved.

DON’T MISS OUT!

YOU’RE INVITED! SAVE THE DATE OR BOOK NOW.

These events support our fundraising efforts. Thank you to our wonderful community, volunteers and supporters for helping to drive change.

3 May 2023: Trivia Night it’s a no brainer! You’ll want to join in the fun with great music, lovely food and sensational company. Book NOW this event has been a sell-out so get in quick.

18 May 2023: Be Centre Charity Golf Day There are a couple of four balls teams which are now available. Please email the team directly to enquire events@becentre.org.au

18 June 2023: Mini-Mos Fun Run & Fair Join us and run for a good cause. We will have a Be Centre team participating in the 2k, 5k and 10k run! Click here to register.

1 September 2023: Be Centre Gala Dinner Our major annual fundraiser promises to be a wonderful night full of fantastic food, beverages, connection, fun-draising! See our 2022 Gala video snapshot and get a peek of last years’ sensational event. BOOK NOW while early bird ticket prices available. Tickets are limited.

Want other ways to get involved?

Thank you to our community for your continued support.


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