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Images from the Music for Life Concert October 2012

February 4, 2013

Photos courtesy of Lachlan McClelland

How your support helps…..

February 1, 2013

Field Report Header 2012I hope all our supporters are enjoying the start of a new year.  This is a great opportunity to reflect on how your support in the last year has impacted on the Bumi Sehat Clinic.

Read more about the successes and challenges that have occurred in the 2012 Bumi Sehat International Field Report.

The Sydney Friends of Bumi Sehat are looking forward to planning another great year of fundraising events and we look forward to your continued support to help Bumi Sehat continue to build and grow.

The Countdown is on….

December 9, 2012

brickwallxmas2012The Sydney Friends of Bumi Sehat were planning to host a Morning Tea on Tuesday 11 December.  It was going to be a great opportunity to meet and thank all our supporters, generous donors and those of you have contributed to our events and fundraising efforts this year.

Unfortunately due to circumstances totally beyond our control (related to the recent events at UTS….) we have had to postpone the Morning Tea.

Whilst we are unable to personally thank you, we do have some good news and with the countdown to Christmas looming we have decided to help you out.

So don’t stress trying to find the ideal gift… sit back, relax and consider purchasing a gift that will make you and the recipient feel all warm and fuzzy knowing that you have helped a great cause, because we have Christmas all wrapped up for you.

Buy a Brick for Bumi Sehat for only $25 and it is guaranteed to solve all your Christmas shopping worries, well most of them anyway!

So what are you waiting for Buy a Brick and feel proud that you have contributed towards building a new earthquake safe clinic for Bumi Sehat, Bali.

Best wishes to all our supporters and we look forward to sharing more fundraising opportunities with you in 2013.

Highlights from 2012

November 30, 2012

The Sydney Friends of Bumi Sehat have enjoyed an extremely productive year in raising funds for Bumi Sehat.  This year we decided to change the theme and introduced Music for Life as our major fundraising event.  A concert was held at the University of Technology, Sydney with live performances by some extremely talented artists which proved to be an enormous success, and raised almost $3,000.

To help boost our efforts a campaign was launched introducing Buy a Brick to help us reach our goal in supporting Bumi Sehat and help build an earthquake safe clinic.

With the support from family and friends throughout the year we raised an additional $1,170 just by sponsoring a Fun Run and exchanging birthday gifts for donations and this amount continues to grow.

We were extremely fortunate in helping to secure sponsorship from LinFox who are a major supply chain to leading companies across the Asia Pacific region and who strive to make a positive difference to the communities in which they live and work by being socially accountable in line with the Linfox values.  This sponsorship will help to cover basic operational costs such as the purchase of medical supplies to administer urgent blood transfusions, vaccinations and financial support and assistance when surgery is required.

The 10 year anniversary of the Bali bombing resulted in a positive outcome for Bumi Sehat, due to the generosity of Aleta Lederwasch a survivor of the Bali bombings.  Aleta was approached to do an interview on her experience and initially hesitated in participating, but then decided if she could donate the $500 to a foundation that provides help to the Balinese people then it would be worthwhile,which was an extremely generous gesture from Aleta.

A few supporters of the Sydney Friends of Bumi Sehat are off to Cambodia in December to participate in the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon and will be running 10km to raise funds for Bumi Sehat.  If you would like to show your support and sponsor the runners you can make a donation via Crowdrise an on-line fundraising site where donations are collected for Bumi Sehat as a registered charity on Crowdrise.

Aside from all the fundraising this year their was an extremely gratifying moment when the Sydney Friends of Bumi Sehat were honoured to be awarded the University of Technology, Sydney Jo Wilton Award for Human Rights in 2012.  This was not only a great honour but recognition for all that we have been striving to achieve.

thanks-end of year-poster-small The last event for 2012 will be to say a Big Thank You at a Morning Tea to be held at the University of Technology, Sydney on Tuesday 11 December.  It will be an opportunity to thank our many generous sponsors and show our appreciation for the support extended to our cause.  We look forward to seeing you at this event.

So if you have not had to donate now is the time to do it…buy a brick, make a donation or join us for Morning Tea at UTS on Tuesday 11 December at 10:30. 

Sign up and get involved in further fundraising events in 2013.

The wall is growing

October 26, 2012

8 more bricks have been added…help us to keep on building and supporting Bumi Sehat and buy a brick today!

The wall is growing we have just added another 4 more bricks…

2 more bricks added! how many bricks will you purchase to help keep the dream alive and build a new clinic for Bumi Sehat?

$25 is all it takes to add another brick in the wall!



Buy a brick for Bumi Sehat

October 26, 2012

We are on our way to helping Bumi Sehat build an earthquake safe clinic in Bali.

$25 is all it takes to buy a brick, please lend a hand and support our fundraising

Thank you to our generous donors

If you would like to buy a brick contact liz or beryl  to make a donation

All funds raised will be donated to the Bumi Sehat clinic in Bali to help build a new earthquake safe clinic and help secure a better future for the mothers & babies in Bali.

If you missed Music for Life then help us reach our goal…..

October 23, 2012

Preparation for the ConcertThe Sydney Friends of Bumi Sehat held a fundraising event on Friday 19 October and transformed Level 14 of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at UTS into a concert hall.  Guests enjoyed an evening of musical performances which opened with a selection of world music by the UTS Blue Stocking Choir. The stage ignited with the sassy sounds of Jazz performed by Franchesca Appolis, Clive Jonathan on sax and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Theo van Leeuwen on keyboard they performed songs by Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Kralls and more.

The audience received a special treat when Natalie Aroyan, one of the principals of Opera Australia’s summer season stepped on the stage and raised the roof with her great passion, feeling and beautiful articulation of arias from her favourite operas. She was accompanied by Michael Curtain.

The stage was transformed into a classical haven when three young performers from Newtown Performing Arts School starring Antonia Flowers (piano), Brian Hong (violin) and Deidre Hanrahan-Tan (cello) performed Trio No 8 G Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Invierno Porteno by Astor Piazolla. The surprise package of the night diva Annelise Johnson an absolute star in the making raised the roof with repertoire particularly her vocals on Midnight Train to Georgia and Michael Duchesne … the man with the voice, a gifted singer/songwriter performed a mix of soul/R&B and a grand finale of vibrant song and dance by One World Choral.

If you would like to help us reach our target buy a brick for $25 and help Bumi Sehat build a new clinic in Bali contact liz or beryl to make a donation.

All funds raised from this event will be donated to the Bumi Sehat Clinic to help build a new earthquake safe clinic at Bumi Sehat and help secure a better future for the mothers and babies in Bali.

Raffle prize WINNERS drawn on 19 October 2012 at the Music for Life Concert:

  • Shangri La Hotel one night in a Horizon Club Opera City View room including breakfast and evening cocktails in the Club Lounge (valued at $615) Winner Sitti Chadidjah
  • Opera Australia 2 A Reserve tickets to the Sydney Summer Season 2013 (Valued at $442.00) Winner: Diane Hewson
  • Powerhouse Museum Family pass, Winner: Ben Woodcock, Sally Cheng
  • Sydney Aquarium – Family pass Winner: Carol Nortje
  • Flight Centre Travel Voucher (valued at $200) Winner: Barbara Stenning
  • Palace Cinema double pass Winner: Tim Bayfield, Sophie Ly
  • Co-op Bookshop Gift voucher (valued at $150) plus book pack Winner: Michal Boruvka
  • Co-op Bookshop Gift book pack Winner: Caroline Ward
  • Belvoir Street Theatre Double pass to upcoming production Beautiful One Day (valued at $124) Winner: Mariana Baltodano
  • Charlie Brown Gift voucher (valued at $200) Winner: Melissa McHugh
  • Wildlife Hair Gift voucher for Cut & Colour (valued at $250) Winner: Lily Bian
  • Ecobabe Gift voucher (valued at $100) Winner: Cheryl Stone
  • Kinokuniya Gift voucher (valued at $20) Winner: Maureen McMahon