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March 2016

Clean up Australia day: March 6 2016

March 6, 2016 - June 12, 2018

We had a great kick off to the Ignite Year with participation in Clean Up Australia day 2016. Our mission was to clean up Redhead beach and we achieved this in style! This is such a simple but fulfilling way to spend the morning and when there’s egg and bacon rolls on offer who can complain? It was an honour to help out the local enthusiastic team at Redhead Sustainability Community. Clean up Australia day participation is an Ignite tradition;

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April 2016

Women’s Refuge Charity Drive

April 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am - June 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The month of April was incredible for Ignite volunteers. We had a call out from our local women’s refuge to provide for a young mother in need. A message was circulated throughout our Ignite volunteer member list as well as the Redhead community and the response was overwhelming. We had to do 4 separate drop offs to the refuge and the staff there were amazed at the quality and variety of donations. This charity drive touched so many hearts. A;

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August 2016

Curry night fundraiser for women’s refuge

August 22, 2016

Ignite’s 4th annual curry night fundraiser for the Women’s Refuge was another raging success. August 22nd fell on a Monday this year and we once again reached our limit of 100 attendees. What a night it was for all those lucky enough to be there. A huge thanks goes out to Claire and Pete and their trusty crew of helpers. We all had such a feast! It was amazing to have our beautiful Refuge workers present again. Thanks Suellyn and;

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October 2017

Sleepout for the homeless

October 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

October was Ignite’s sleepout for the homeless at the Valentine Scout Hall. It was a great night where we raised funds in support of the Soul Café. Soul Café does amazing work with the homeless and vulnerable in our community and we were honoured to support them. We look forward to other opportunities to support Soul Café throughout 2017.

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March 2018

Clean Up Australia day: March 4th 2018

March 4, 2018

Ignite 2018 started off with a bang at our annual participation in Clean Up Australia day. This year we cleaned up at two locations – Redhead beach and Lions Park, Toronto. We had over 50 volunteers come along. Our mission was to clean up ourbbeautiful community spaces and once again we succeeded beyond expectations. As always our Ignite community of volunteers were honoured to work alongside the Redhead Sustainability Community Group. A huge thanks also goes to Redhead Bakery, [email protected];

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May 2018

Working Bee – May 2018

May 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

At Ignite we love a good working bee. In May a team went along to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance residences in Wallsend to work in the veggie garden, clean buses and help with maintenance. Thanks everyone who got involved and helped out. The work was very much appreciated.

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June 2018

Soul Cafe – Sleep Out for Soul

June 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - June 16, 2018 @ 7:00 am

In June a team from Ignite participated in the Sleep Out for Soul. We joined about 300 people to sleep out in the Civic West car park in Inner-City Newcastle. To raise funds for the incredible work Soul Cafe do feeding and supporting our city’s most marginalised people. Thanks to all our community who contributed with donations. Funds raised went to staffing recovery rooms, providing meals and setting up a new laundry service.

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August 2018

Friday Night Games

August 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday Night Games is a games night for local primary school aged kids. It’s held on the first Friday of each month. Start Time: 7:15pm – Finish Time: 8:45 Where: Toronto Multi-Purpose Centre – 9 Thorne Street, Toronto (NSW) What to Bring: Closed-toe shoes and a gold-coin donation for supper This is a chance to have some fun, play games and make new friends. We have about an hour or so of games and activities,  followed by a story about;

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Women’s Refuge – Curry Night

August 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The 22nd of August is our annual donation drive for local women’s refuge, NOVA. We are taking donations of toiletries, pyjamas, socks and underwear, and non-perishable pantry items. Each year a local family, the Weedon’s, host a delicious curry dinner at $10 a head (bookings essential) and the Ignite community come together to enjoy an evening of good food friendship and helping our neighbours. Donations are brought along to the dinner and passed on to the refuge where they will;

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October 2018

Market Day

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Market Stalls – Kid’s Activities – Family Fun – Sausage Sizzle – Baked Goods – Christmas gifts – Tombola OUR GOAL: To raise $5000 to build a wheelchair accessible path and pool deck for Riley and his family Nine-year old Riley lives on a farm in Firefly, about 50km south of Taree. He lives with his Mum and Dad and two sisters. Like any nine-year old Riley loves sports and games and playing with his sisters and his friends. Riley;

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