Our focus charities:
At Lorikeet events & touring, we endeavour to do our bit in helping the wider community. This is something not seen enough in the entertainment, music and events industry. This sets us apart from other agencies and promoters. We understand its an expensive game, but in the end profits can be quite high, of course our artists deserve to be paid for their talent, but as an events and touring agency. This is what we, Lorikeet would like to do, integrate events and charity!
At each we host, Lorikeet Events & Touring will be donating portions of our profits depending on the event, to one of the following charities per event.
We also run monthly non - for - profit day parties where we will rotate through our four nominated charities below for each individual event.
Black Dog Institute
Sydney Homeless Connect
The Refugee Council Of Australia
Our last two monthly non for profit events.
We raised $520.00 for the Black Dog Institute (July)
We raised just over $600.00 for Endometriosis Australia (August)
information About our chosen charities below:
The Black Dog Institute:
The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. We are about creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same level of concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness; where scientists work to discover the causes of illness and new treatments, and where discoveries are immediately put into practice through health services, technology and community education. (Source: The Black Dog Institute)
Over 65,000 Australians make a suicide attempt.
More than 3000 Australians died by suicide in 2017.
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between 15 - 44 years of age.
Young Australians are more likely to take their own life than die in a motor vehicle accident.
In 2017, about 75% of people who die from suicide were males and 25% females.
Very sadly, In 2017 the suicide rate among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was approximately twice that of non-Indigenous Australians
Visit the official black dog institute website via the button below for more information on their activities, research, community projects and or to donate towards the amazing research they do day in day out, nationwide!
Source: The Black Dog Institute.
Sydney Homeless Connect:
On average, there are approximately 14000 - 15000 people homeless in Sydney. It’s a big number, but in contrast to other major international cities around the globe, it is a relatively small number. In 2016 the on average, 116,000 people were homeless across the country on census night in 2016, representing 50 homeless people per 10,000 Australians. For a-bit of perspective, that number of people can fit inside our famous MCG stadium in Melbourne.
It is unlucky that people live rough, but we are lucky in Australia that our homeless population is relatively low. There is a chance to combat the issue if we all did our bit.
What does Sydney Homeless Connect do?
Sydney Homeless Connect provides an annual winter event at Sydney Town Hall where our open-door policy allows people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to connect with service and care providers to help them move forward. We focus on ACTIONS and OUTCOMES, not just awareness. We exist to improve the homeless situation and ultimately find permanent accommodation for those in need.
The definition of homelessness is not restricted to those sleeping rough on the streets. There are thousands of people, including families with children who sleep in their cars, couch surf or use the services of community shelters. And there are thousands more who are on the brink of living this way if they do not improve their financial or family situations soon. Sydney Homeless Connect aims to inform those who may find themselves in these situations that there is hope and help for them, and connects them with social and government services that they may not have known were available.
(Source: Sydney Homeless Connect & Australian Bureau of Statistics).
Visit the official website for Sydney Homeless Connect above to view their activities, initiatives and or to donate towards helping the homeless of Sydney.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a common, debilitating disease in women in which the tissue that is similar to the lining of the womb grows outside it in other parts of the body. More than 740,000 (more than 10%) of Australian women suffer with endometriosis at some point in their life with the disease often starting in teenagers. Symptoms are variable and this may contribute to the 7 to 12 year delay in diagnosis. Common symptoms include pelvic pain that puts life on hold around or during a woman’s period. It can damage fertility. Whilst endometriosis most often affects the reproductive organs it is frequently found in the bowel and bladder and has been found in muscle, joints, the lungs and the brain. In an Australian government report, endometriosis is reported to cost Australian society $7.7 billion annually with two thirds of these costs attributed to loss in productivity with the remainder, approximately $2.5 billion being direct healthcare costs.
For more information, how to get involved or to simply donate, click the button above
(Source: Endometriosis Australia)
Refugee Council of Australia
The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is the national umbrella body for refugees and the organisations and individuals who support them. It has more than 200 organisational and over 900 individual members.
Formed in November 1981, RCOA is a non-profit, non-government organisation registered as an incorporated association in the Australian Capital Territory. It is funded through contributions from its members and by project grants from philanthropic bodies and government agencies. The priority activities for RCOA are set by its members, as represented by an elected Board.
RCOA’s own work is centred around five key areas: policy, support for refugees, support for its members, community education and administration. In addition, RCOA seeks funding for specific projects that directly relate to our objectives and enhance our capacity to serve the refugee community.
In its strategic planning for the five years to 2020, the Refugee Council of Australia defined its Vision, Purpose, Aims and Goals in the following way:
For the voices of refugees to be heard, the rights of refugees to be respected, the humanity of refugees valued and the contribution of refugees celebrated.
To work with its members in promoting the development of humane, lawful and constructive policies towards refugees and people seeking asylum by Australian and other governments and their communities.
In order to achieve this purpose, the Council pursues the following aims:
To act as a unifying organisation and to represent its members
To promote the empowerment of refugee communities and individuals in Australia and internationally and support the capacity building of the refugee sector in and beyond Australia
To monitor, research and present information on issues relating to the needs and circumstances of refugees and people seeking asylum
To assist governments and inter-governmental organisations to formulate policy and improve support and services for refugees and people seeking asylum
To increase public awareness and media sensitivity towards refugees and people seeking asylum.
(Source: The of Refugee Council Australia).