Season’s Greetings!

Before we get into the festivities, we just wanted to give a quick update on the Ping-Pong-A-Thon event we hosted in October – what a day it turned out to be! We managed to raise a total of $10,135 from both corporate and individual sponsors – thank you to everyone who supported by participating, donating, spreading the word or contributing in their own way.

Pictures from the event are up on our LightARC Facebook page.

The Ping-Pong-A-Thon founder, Adrian Rowse is travelling in South East Asia this month to witness firsthand how their partners are putting the funds to good use. You can keep up with their updates on their Facebook page here: The PongAu

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In other LightARC news, it’s that time of year where we look back at 2016, reflect on achievements (and learn from failures), plan for the year ahead and wish everyone a safe and happy holiday break.

2016 has been an exciting year for us with the rebranding and launch of LightARC and we are grateful for the continued support we’ve received from our customers and partners alike.

Our small team is growing rapidly and we are looking forward to what 2017 will bring!

As a way of passing on our appreciation and in the spirit of helping others succeed, we have contributed donations to the following charitable organisations and hope it will inspire your own support to help those less fortunate.

Raise Cambodia exists to raise awareness and support for people living in extreme poverty. The funds donated go towards providing water, sanitation & education projects for villages in Cambodia.

world-visionFunds raised through World Vision are applied to the emergency response, providing humanitarian needs such as food, shelter and medicine as well as aid rehabilitation activities in the affected areas of Mosul and Syria.

red-crossOur donations to the Australian Red Cross will go towards helping the most vulnerable people and communities in Australia every day as well as provide support for refugees, asylum seekers and their families struggling without life’s essentials or social support.

the-nature-conservancyFinancial aid to The Nature Conservancy is going towards conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Every acre they protect, every river mile restored, every species brought back from the brink, begins with us. Join us in supporting them to help make a lasting difference around the world in 69 countries.

save-the-childrenDonations to Save the Children will go where it’s needed most, helping the most vulnerable children in Australia and around the world. From emergency relief to long-term development and support, our donation will go towards giving every child the right to health, education and protection.

starlight-childrens-foundationFunds raised through the Starlight Children’s Foundation go towards bringing happiness and much needed distraction to seriously ill children and their families all over Australia.

alzheimers-australiaAlzheimer’s Australia Vic is a not for profit organisation that assists thousands of people every year. With almost 75,000 Victorians now living with dementia, the need for their services is increasing. Support from the wider community is greatly appreciated. Our donation will assist them in providing dementia specific support, education, advocacy and research.

parkinsons-victoriaParkinson’s Victoria raises awareness and funds for services and research to improve the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s across the state. Every day, through their multidisciplinary health team, they provide information, education, advice and peer support to people living with Parkinson’s, their families and healthcare professionals.

From all of us here at LightARC, safe travels, happy holidays and may your year ahead be filled with peace, joy and prosperity!

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