With great power comes great responsibility
“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart”
Zeus from Hercules
Don’t all kids deserve to follow their dreams, and be the best they can be? The children we support are facing bigger challenges than most. You can help them overcome these obstacles by holding a fundraiser or participating in an event and raising money for Variety – the Children’s Charity.
Decide what kind of hero you want to be.
Choose your challenge – set a fundraising goal and register your event or campaign with us.
Take over the internet
Share your fundraising page with your friends and foes on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit and every other social media channel you have. Find any way you can to tell everyone about it so you can reach your fundraising goal (our Toolkit will help).
Save the day
All the money you raise will go towards helping children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs overcome the obstacles they are facing and live life to the fullest. We will show you the impact you are making by sharing our family stories with you.
How to be a hero
Take part in a sporting event or create your own sponsored fitness challenge. It’s a great excuse to get fit for kids in need.
Hold a movie night, a trivia night, a karaoke contest, or a talent show. You are only limited by your imagination!
Host a morning tea, a special dinner party or a picnic in the park. Dress-up in your finest for a great cause!
Make birthdays and special celebrations count for kids in need too. Ask friends and family to make a donation instead of giving gifts.
You help when others can't
Be a hero for kids like those at Cosmo Newberry School
NCAC staff members Joanne Burns and Jade Parsons recently travelled to Cosmo Newberry on the edge of the Great Victoria Desert. Joanne is a Senior Bookkeeper and Finance Mentor with Ngaanyatjarra Services (Aboriginal Corporation) and has been visiting Cosmo Newberry for the last two years, assisting with finance procedures in the Community Office and Store. Jade is a Finance Officer responsible for Cosmo Newberry among other communities, this was her first trip to the Community.
Joanne had been invited to the school on a previous visit and had been extremely impressed. After talking with the teachers there, Joanne was keen to see if Variety NT, the children’s charity, could do something for the kids at Cosmo. Joanne has been involved with Variety NT for six years and is a regular participant in the Variety NT Bash. Variety NT has a history of donating to schools, so upon Joanne’s return to Alice Springs, she started the process of applying for a gift for Cosmo Newberry School.
The application was successful and Joanne was fortunate enough to be able to present the school with two Samsung Galaxy Tablets, at the Cosmo council office board room.
“I love going to Cosmo Newberry, it makes me proud to be some part of this community, they are so very welcoming, the community is quiet, but productive. The people at Cosmo are proud of there community and it shows.” Joanne Burns
Children’s Christmas Party
For the past 19 years Variety has invited “special” needs students from NT schools and organisations to join our Annual Children’s Christmas Party at Darwin Convention Centre
Hot 100 Australia Day Ute Run
The Hot 100 Australia Day Ute run is a street parade that entertains spectators as it winds it way through Darwin culminating in a community celebration
Need more support?
If you‘d like more information or inspiration about raising funds for our life-changing work here at Variety, we‘d be delighted to hear from you. We can help you reach your goals, while you have fun giving back and helping kids in need.
Telephone us at Variety NT on 08 8981 2544 and we will be more than happy to help.