Donation to Backpacks 4 SA Kids & partnership with SAPOL Trauma Teddy Program

On 20 November 2016, Cops for Kids made a $20,000 donation to Backpacks 4 SA Kids. Backpacks 4 SA Kids is a wonderful organisation who provide backpacks containing clothes, pyjamas, toiletries, torches and more to children who are placed in emergency foster care, kinship or domestic violence shelters after being removed from their domestic environment. These backpacks contain age appropriate articles that are essential to a scared and vulnerable child when they have little time to grab what is important to them.

Along with the $20,000 donation, CFK has partnered with the SAPOL Trauma Teddy program to provide 300 teddies to Backpacks 4 SA Kids. In turn, Backpacks 4 SA Kids will be providing special backpacks to SAPOL areas who need them most, starting with the Western Adelaide Family Violence section and Special Crimes Investigation Branch for use by SAPOL members when assisting children during these types of events.

This is a unique partnership that has been four years in the making. To find out more about Backpacks 4 SA Kids visit their website backpacks4sakids.org

Martin presenting the cheque to Rachel from Backpacks 4 SA Kids
Martin presenting the cheque to Rachel from Backpacks 4 SA Kids

 

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$1700 raised at the Rockleigh Carols in the Bush

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Cops for Kids members had a fantastic time at the Rockleigh Carols in the Bush on Sunday 20 November 2016. The event got off to a very hot start, but as the sun went down so did the temperature and we were treated to a night of entertainment by the Band of the South Australia Police and local performers.

During the evening the hat was passed around and staggering $1700 was raised for Cops for Kids! It was a fantastic way to kick off the 10th anniversary celebrations this week.

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of those who attended and the hospitality shown to us on the night by the Rockleigh community. Special thanks goes to organiser Barbara Pym and her team.

 

Drew and Alison with Uniting Church Rev. Frances Bartholomeusz
Drew and Alison with Uniting Church Rev. Frances Bartholomeusz
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Rev. Frances presenting the money raised to CFK Chairman Drew Bynoe

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CFK celebrate 10th Anniversary

November 2016 marks the 10 year anniversary of when Cops for Kids began. What started as a group of 70 members at Port Adelaide has grown into an initiative that now has over 1700 members and has donated $820,000 to help sick and disadvantaged children across South Australia.

To celebrate how far we have come we will be holding several events between 20 – 25 November, kicking off with the Carols in the Bush at Rockleigh on Sunday the 20th.

On Monday 21st and Friday 25th we will have a display in the foyer of the headquarters building from 8:00am to 10:30am. We will be there to promote CFK, sign up new members and will also have our new lapel pins available for purchase.

Keep an eye on your emails for details of a CFK BBQ and for some exciting announcements about two upcoming donations.

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Join us at the Rockleigh Carols in the Bush

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Come and join Cops for Kids for a wonderful night of carols and entertainment under the stars at Rockleigh Uniting Church. Hosted by the Band of the South Australia Police, this event will be sure to get you into the Christmas spirit. All money raised during the concert will be donated to Cops for Kids and tax receipts will be available for any donations made on the night.

Come early to nab a good spot. There will be a sausage sizzle from 4:00pm to 5:30pm, with proceeds going to the Rockleigh CFK Support Group.

Join in the carol singing and entertainment from 6:00pm, followed by a country supper.

Don’t forget your chair or rug and bring some warm clothes as it gets chilly when the sun goes down!

For further information see the poster attached below or phone 8538 7060.

We hope to see you there!

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