All proceeds from this auction will be donated to these local charities and non-for-profit organisations:
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation has a vision to ensure that every child can access world-class medical care whenever they need it. The Foundation forms part of The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, incorporating The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS NSW), Kids Research and other vital children’s services. The Foundation funds the vital clinical care that children across the network need. It also invests in research that will change and save more young lives in the future. The Foundation’s success is only possible because of the ongoing generous support of the community and partners.
Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA) is the National Sporting Organisation for Adaptive Winter Sports – specialising in grass roots level participation in these incredible sports. DWA athletes join the snow community and use their incredible personal fortitude to participate on the snow using specialised equipment and the assistance of volunteers to navigate the challenges of extreme sport. The impact of this can be life-changing, allowing people to find freedom on snow, and realising the barriers they can overcome and the independence they can achieve.
Thredbo Early Childhood Centre (TECC) is a small, non-for-profit community run (parent management committee) Education and Care Service located in the Community Memorial Building in the village of Thredbo. TECC is open year-round, despite the fluctuations in booking between seasons, supporting our local families with their Early Childhood Education and Care needs and offering Occasional Care for visiting families where ratio allows. As an integrated service (mixed age grouping), the children that attend are between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 and participate in a full indoor/outdoor program, enjoying the benefits of Thredbo’s unique location and its activities in both winter and summer.
The Fly Program is a Snowy Mountains based charity, founded to support mental health among Australian male men and assisting them to increase their quality of life, whether directly or indirectly touched by threads of mental illness. By providing a new outlet; namely participation in the outdoors as a reprieve from the day-to-day challenges too many men face, The Fly Program aims to deliver life-changing experiences. Whether it is learning to cast a fly line in a mountain stream, or riding a mountain bike down a forest trail, it is in nature that the Program can powerfully assist Australian men to build on mental fitness and start to combat mental illness.
The Jindabyne Trail Stewardship is a self-sustaining, non-profit group with the key aims: to preserve, improve and maintain access to the existing and future trail network within Jindabyne and surrounding areas. In partnership with public, private and traditional landowners, the Stewardship aims to do this in an environmentally sensitive and economically viable way. The Stewardship is a small group of community members, volunteers and keen trail users that have formed to ensure the Snowy Mountains trail network is championed, adequately maintained and improved upon, not only for the visitors to the region, but the local community.
The Thredbo Ski Patrol is a community based volunteer organisation that provides high level emergency care to snow users at the Thredbo ski resort. Forming in 1958 when a group of skiers came together to assist other skiers who found themselves in difficulties on the mountain, Thredbo Volunteer Ski Patrol has grown to 85 members who work to provide first aid assistance on-mountain. The members provide rescue alongside the employed Thredbo patrollers on a daily basis.
Thredbo Historical Society
The Thredbo Historical Society promotes the historical values of Thredbo as these relate to Australian skiing and the Thredbo community. The Society has established a national ski museum (the Museum) in the Thredbo village, which it operates throughout the year to encourage community learning, education and awareness of historical values. The Museum collects and preserves a collection of items that relate to the history of Australian snow sports and the Thredbo community. The Society is a non-for-profit organisation which relies upon the generosity of volunteers and donations from the community.