Upcoming Events

Hitting homelessness out of the park

Current and former Australian cricketers will be sleeping out this Sunday night to raise much needed funds to help change the lives of thousands of homeless youth who do not have a safe bed to sleep in at night.

The fundraising event is being held by The Chappell Foundation who have done so much to support essential youth service organizations around Australia including Raw Potential Canberra.

The event has a fund-raising target of $100,000 and is being supported by Cricket Australia in conjunction with The Chappell Foundation’s Sports Stars Sleepout. Due to COVID restrictions, the event is being moved to balconies, backyards and couch hopping as many stars line up to help hit homelessness out of the park.

Current Australian captain Meg Lanning is participating along with World Cup hero Alyssa Healy and former test stars Greg Chappell, Matthew Hayden and Mitch Johnson. Many others are joining the challenge.

“The Chappell Foundation have done incredible work in supporting youth in this country and Raw Potential Canberra is incredibly appreciative of the relationship and support that we have received. This is a wonderful initiative and I urge Canberrans to support our cricketing heroes in raising funds to combat the homelessness and other challenges faced by our young people,” said Raw Potential Chairman, Paul Kane.

To make a donation, simply visit www.sportsstarssleepout.com

Further information about the work of The Chappell Foundation, including their support for Raw Potential Canberra, can be found here.

Monarch Building Solutions fishing tournament grows into major fundraising initiative

Today, the simple joy of tradies throwing a line in at the annual tournament has evolved into a major fundraising initiative for the Fyshwick business.

Monarch directors handed youth crisis service Raw Potential a cheque for almost $30,000 on Thursday, half of which were proceeds from the latest tournament at Tuross and the rest matched funds donated by Monarch.

 

Mobile Outreach Van Launched 20th August 2020

Even in spite of the impact of Covid and the expected setbacks, we have had a heroic push-through to launch our new custom built outreach van at Mercedes Benz Canberra. The small covid-safe crowd in attendance did not reflect the level of support given to the project by our sponsors.
The van provides a mobile drop-in centre, with access to the outreach workers, as well as laptops, sleeping bags and food.
We’d like to especially thank:
Amalgamated Property
Harvey Norman Commercial
Mercedes Benz Canberra
Psqd Advisory
The Snow Foundation
Synergy Group
4-Site
About Kitchens
Anthony Curtis
Anti-chaos
Bloc
Burgess Rawson
CACM
Goodwin Kenyon
Henslow
Independent Property Group
JW Land
Lyone Foundation
Maloneys
Parker Financial
Phase
Rize Design
Rojo Customs
Trinity Law
UC Capitals
Vantage Strata
Village Building
Waves Car Wash
Please give us a toot if you see the van out and about. If you would like to come on board as an annual Roady Sponsor, please reach out to us at [email protected]