Fundraiser for The Smith Family

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I have been asked today to support this fund raiser. It is quite out of character for me as usually I post articles and photos that relate to things I encounter myself. I have looked at the fund raiser and although it has a clear commercial context decided to put my support behind it. It is very simple. Please watch a 30 or so seconds promotional video from Microsoft and they will donate $1 per viewer to support Learning for Life program.

How does it relate to the Hyde Park photo? Well this park has a very dark side. Beautiful by day it becomes a refuge for many young people by night. I would hope that some of charity money may prevent a young person from having to live there or allow them to leave this park behind them on a way to a more rewarding and full filling life.

Watch a short Microsoft Office 2007 Charity demo and Microsoft will donate $1 to The Smith Family

From May 15 2008, for every short Microsoft Office 2007 Charity demo that is viewed, Microsoft will donate $1 to The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program. Help Microsoft reach the $100,000 goal and Aussie kids get the education they need for a brighter future.

Visit http://www.Microsoft.com.au/donatenow for more information.

The Cancer Council Australia’s Daffodil Day

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Today was The Cancer Council Australia’s flagship fundraiser, the Daffodil Day. All over Sydney the colour yellow dominated every possible corner and mall. Volunteers were selling not only the theme daffodils but also variety of other merchandise to raise funds for cancer research.

Cancer affects nearly one in three Australians. It seems this fact is well known and support for the found raiser seemed to be generous.

The photograph depicts a husband and wife volunteer team for the Cancer Council Australia selling daffodils in Pitt Street Mall. They were beautiful inside out!