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Music for Life Fundraising Concert

September 12, 2012

The Sydney Friends of Bumi Sehat invite you to a spectacular evening of musical performances, featuring Opera Australia’s newest recruit Natalie Aroyan, One World Choral performing their exciting repertoire of vibrant African influenced songs and contemporary music, the Blue Stocking Choir performing world music and popular tunes, Classical pianist Antonia Flowers and Trio, soul singer Michael Duchesne (top 20 finalist on The Voice) performing with Melissa Daniels, Theo van Leeuwen on keyboard.

Date:     Friday 19 October 2012
Time:   6:00 pm (drinks) for 6:30 pm (start)
Venue: University of Technology, Sydney,
Building 10, Level 14, 235 Jones Street Ultimo

Tickets on Sale NOW! contact liz or beryl

Donations & ticket purchases can be arranged via bank transfer

Bank Account details for Sydney Friends of Bumi Sehat:

Account Name: Elizabeth Silcock
Account #: 119917406
BSB #: 082338

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.

Thanks to our sponsors who have donated some fantastic raffle prizes including overnight accommodation at the luxury 5 star Shangri-La Hotel, A-Reserve tickets to  the 2013 Sydney Summer Season at the Opera House courtesy of Opera Australia, Flight Centre travel voucher, family pass to Sydney Aquarium, Powerhouse Museum and many more exciting prizes.

Sponsors for this event: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, Opera Australia, Palace Cinemas, Flight Centre, S2M Recruitment, Ecobabe, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Aquarium, Mitchell Personnel Solutions, Coop Bookstore, Corporate Express.

Special thanks to the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney a major supporter of this event.

and the winner is…..

September 12, 2012

The 2012 UTS Human Rights Awards have been announced today at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Congratulations to the Sydney Friends of Bumi Sehat who have been awarded the Jo Wilton Memorial Award for WomenAn award recognising an individual woman or group of women (staff or students) who are working towards improving outcomes for women locally, nationally and/or internationally.  

The prize money will be donated towards helping Bumi Sehat build their dream. A clinic that is earthquake resistant, self-sustaining and big enough for Bumi’s growing patient load.

Thank you to all our supporters.

Nominees for the UTS Human Rights Award

September 10, 2012

The Sydney Friends of Bumi Sehat are hoping for a successful outcome on their recent nomination for a UTS Human Rights Award.

The selection committee have met and were impressed with the quality of the nominations and the inspiring work being done by UTS staff, students and community partners to protect and promote human rights.
The ceremony is about recognising and encouraging all nominees and winners will be announced at the UTS Human Rights Awards Ceremony on  Wednesday 12 September, 4.30pm-6.30pm at the University of Technology, Sydney in the Great Hall.  Watch this space for more info on the awards!

Fundraising in 2012

March 21, 2012

The Sydney Friends of Bumi Sehat are looking forward to your support in 2012.  Sign up to support our events and help raise funds to build an earthquake safe clinic that will accommodate the increasing number of women who desperately rely on Bumi Sehat.  It is vital that every mother has access to gentle birthing  regardless of their financial status.

Let’s help Bumi Sehat build a clinic brick by brick so that every women has a chance to a safe and healthy birth.

Do you want to volunteer?

March 7, 2012

Thank you for your interest in joining the Sydney Friends of Bumi Sehat and becoming a volunteer.

First of all I would like to give you an overview of the things that we do and our aim in support of Bumi Sehat. When you have had time to consider all of this please Contact Liz or Beryl to let us know how you would like to volunteer your support.

Who we are?
We are a group of Sydney friends, largely supported by our family, friends and colleagues. In November 2010 our first event raised $7000.00. In 2011 we organized a film screening of Guerrilla Midwife and our major fundraiser for that year was held in October 2011 a High Tea which raised approx. $3050.00 this huge drop in funds raised indicates a massive increase in the number of global tragedies and people are unable to support every single cause. Our aim is to continually support Bumi Sehat and always give 100% back to the Clinic.  This means we have to beg, borrow and source as much as we can to ensure minimum financial impact on the funds we raise and it is why we need your support.

News from Bumi Sehat
I visited Bumi Sehat in January 2012, and we discussed how best we could work together to continue to raise more funds in Bali and in Sydney. It was agreed that continuing with the annual fundraising events in Sydney are extremely beneficial as they provide an additional source of funding which the clinic can rely on. In Bali we need to focus on the South of the island andl help spread the word beyond the region of Ubud where the clinic is located.

The CNN prize money of $300,000 is an enormous boost to the clinic, but there is no denying that demand for services at the clinic have grown, Bumi Sehat offers their services 24/7, and all services and medicine are provided free of charge, with a turnover of 63,000 patients, operational costs at $600 per day need to be managed and the clinic can no longer be considered a safe building, this was dramatically highlighted back in October 2011 when Bali was struck by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake.

How can you help?
Volunteering with the Sydney Friends of Bumi Sehat could involve you in any or all of the following areas:

  • Provide assistance in seeking sponsors – either monetary support or the sale of corporate tables at our events, sourcing donations towards prizes or resources that will assist us in hosting future events.
  • Major raffle prizes – are a great draw card, we are always looking for the names of contacts/organisations willing to donate a fabulous prize.
  • Promoting fundraising events – seeking support from potential groups, businesses, friends and family who are interested in attending our events and supporting our fundraising.
  • Spread the word using our email campaigns, links to Bumi Sehat, blog etc. and assist in getting people interested and aware of our events. Contribute names to our database of supporters, identify groups, family members, friends or colleagues who might be interested in supporting our events.
  • Catering at our events – in the past we have relied on the generous support of businesses who have donated catering supplies, including food and wine. We need to expand our reach, rather than relying on the same businesses, which may no longer be able to support us.
  • Source in-kind catering suppliers, or willing individuals who are able to bake scones, cakes and dainty bite sized food, or help prepare sandwiches etc. for our major High Tea fundraising event.
  • Assist in the set up and preparation of events.
  • Identify a champion for our cause e.g. famous Australian/new mum who could relate to the Clinic. Christy Turlington-Burns (UK) has already established a relationship with Robin Lim and Bumi Sehat since the announcement of the CNN Awards. Christy promotes Every Mother Counts…..we need our own celebrity.

What can you do…?

Contact Liz or Beryl

Cut Chemist at Water-bom Bali this Sunday night

February 24, 2012

Internationally renowned turntablist Cut Chemist is performing at Water-bom Bali who are staging a fundraising event to raise funds for Ibu Robin Lim and Bumi Sehat.  Ssupporting artists include Devdan with their stunning illusions and acrobatics, sounds from DJ David and Soldiers of Sound performing a mix of rock, blues and funk and will set the stage for a night to remember.

If you plan to be in Bali this weekend, please support this event and help Robin Lim continue to save the lives of those less fortunate, so that every mother has the chance to experience a safe and healthy birth.

A sponsor package for the evening is available to those wishing to make a cash contribution.  Admission tickets are also available in books of 10 tickets for Rp.2,500,000 (US$278). VIP seating is available at Rp. 1,000,000 million (US$111). Corporate tables of ten at Rp. 3,500,000 (US$389) are also on sale and include a bottle or wine or liquor).

Tickets are on sale at:
Surfer Girl
Havaianas
Rip Curl

For more information telephone Waterbom Bali +62-(0)361-755676 (extension 110).

Sounds of Life at Water-bom Bali

February 24, 2012
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As a tribute to Bali’s CNN Hero Ibu Robin Lim and to help raise funds for Bumi Sehat, Water-bom Bali is hosting a fundraising event “Sounds of Life” which will take place on Sunday 26 February at 7 pm. Donations and profits raised from this evening will help increase the CNN Heroes prize money of $300,000 and bring Bumi Sehat another step closer towards raising the funds that will allow them to build a earthquake safe clinic.  This is no small feat as the daily operational costs at $600 per day are a constant financial challenge, on top of this there has been a 50% increase in the cost of building materials, which means that there is still more to be done to help raise much needed funds to help build the clinic.

If you plan to be in Bali this weekend, please support this event and help Robin Lim continue to save the lives of those less fortunate, so that every mother has the chance to experience a safe and healthy birth.

A sponsor package for the evening is available to those wishing to make a cash contribution.  Admission tickets are also available in books of 10 tickets for Rp.2,500,000 (US$278). VIP seating is available at Rp. 1,000,000 million (US$111). Corporate tables of ten at Rp. 3,500,000 (US$389) are also on sale and include a bottle or wine or liquor).

Tickets are on sale at:
Surfer Girl
Havaianas
Rip Curl

For more information telephone Waterbom Bali +62-(0)361-755676 (extension 110).