News Article – Newsletter Issue #5 – End of year wrap up

19 Dec 2023

We are grateful to you, our supporters, who continue to make a lifetime of difference to so many children. By working together you can see some of the amazing ways we can heal those most at-risk, our future generation.

In this issue:

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

IMPACT OF PLAY

We have recently completed a six-monthly ‘Impact Update’ which provides a snapshot showing how together we’ve helped children and families in the community with early mental health services. See the Impact Update here.

Read first-hand how Be Centre support provides “… a beacon of hope and healing …” in this thank you letter from a grateful family. Read more

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Parent Support Counsellor

Are you skilled in conducting one-on-one or couples counselling sessions? We’re looking for compassionate individuals to provide emotional support and practical guidance to parents facing challenges.

Join forces with our Parent Counsellors, Play Therapists, Clinical Managers, and Intake Clinicians to make a difference. Read here for more information.

DID YOU KNOW?

BE CENTRE’S PARLIAMENTARY HIGHLIGHTS

We are thankful to have such amazing clinical staff who are the stars working directly with children and parents to provide the help they need. We are particularly proud to congratulate our parent counsellor, Michelle, for being a recent Westfield Local Heroes Award Finalist – and thank you to those who voted for her!

We are grateful and would like to thank these local ministers, Sophie Scamps MP, Rory Amon MP, James Griffin MP and Micheal Regan MP for their ongoing support of Be Centre and recent acknowledgments in Parliament of the outstanding work the team does. See statements:

James Griffin Statement
Micheal Regan Statement
Rory Amon Statement

Northern Beaches Radio (NBR) / Be Centre Podcast: Hear first-hand, from our CEO Michelle Carlyle, how Be Centre started with this great podcast interview by NBR’s Tony Butera. Listen here.

THANKS AND HUGS!

RECENT ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS SUPPORTING BE CENTRE

Spring Trivia Night 2023: Thanks to our community for helping us sell out the night and create another successful Be Centre Charity Trivia Night at the beautiful Waterfront Café in Church Point which raised $5,500. On top of this ‘the Really Real Housewives’ were crowned Trivia Masters, taking over from the Autumn Trivia winners, the ‘Crocodiles’. Read more.

Gala Dinner 2023: Our annual Charity Gala ‘Dancing in the Rain’, was a resounding success raising over $120,000!  Held at the elegant Manly Pacific on the evening of September 1 this heartwarming event, attended by 220 guests, was a testament to the unwavering support for Be Centre’s early intervention services helping as many children as possible. Read More.

Beach 2 Beach Fun Run Festival August 2023: Thanks to our wonderful team for ensuring we were in the top 10 charities raising money! Our small but mighty team ate up the kms through the track with the children leading the way in stages. The team, along with Rotary donation, raised ~$8000. We can’t wait to do it all again in 2024!

Mosman Public School & Mini-Mos Fun Run: We have had so much fun at the Mini-Mos Fun Run supporting the runners on the day and seeing all the runners come through breaking records and trying new distances. Ruffles, the mascot, enjoyed handing out Play-Doh at the Be Centre stand whilst the kids lined up to have their hair sprayed all different colours! Thank you MPS for your support and a great day raising money for a great cause.

Award recognition and support for our Volunteers: New and old, as a charity we are grateful to our volunteers who are the engine room of our services. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who help us achieve what we could not alone! Through sorting PlayDoh, providing prizes for auctions, organising events, wrapping materials, watering plants and developing community engagement. THANK YOU for everything you do so selflessly. We’re grateful for your commitment and ongoing support.

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

DON’T MISS OUT!

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

These events support our fundraising efforts and directly help the work Be Centre does.

16 May 2024: Be Centre Charity Golf Day

We are thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Be Centre Charity Golf Day is set to take place on 16 May at the prestigious Monash Country Club. This event was a sellout in 2023 raising funds to support the equivalent of 22 at-risk children with a free ‘Hear Me Play’ 12-week Play Therapy scholarship, along with parent counselling support.  Take a look at photos from the day here.

For more information on sponsorship and to ensure you’re one of the first to book tickets email: events@becentre.org.au

Sunday 25 August 2024: Beach2Beach Charity Fun Run & Festival. Save the date to join our walkers and running team!

Become a regular giver! Do you want to give the gift of hope and healing these holidays? How? Be inspired to become a regular donor. Giving a little regularly not only feels good but helps so very much. Donate now and give hope here these holidays.

 

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday period, for some inspiration over the holidays, click here to take a look at the free resources available.


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