$3,500 of $2,000 raised

1 Million Steps for Palmera

Maiurei and Nila are walking 1 million steps to fundraise for the Graduating the Poor program.…

1 Million Steps for Palmera

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal!

Hi everyone!

We (Maiurei and Nila) have decided to raise money for Palmera’s Graduating the Poor project by taking 1 million steps each over the next 2 months. We have been long term supporters of Palmera all the way from London and have been helping with the Handmade cookbook distribution here.

Palmera is an organisation that has various projects set out to support those who have been affected by poverty in Sri Lanka due to the civil war. The ‘Graduating the Poor’ project aims to identify 120 of the poorest in the Kandavalli district of Killinochi, and work with them over 2 years to help them out of poverty. They ensure families have access to food and healthcare whilst also helping them build their financial resilience.

We are  hoping to raise at least £750 through your generosity and compassion!!! We would like to thank you in advance for your support and will update you with our progress through our posts on our Instagram.

Thank you,

Maiurei and Nila

$80,000 of $60,000 raised

Human Race 2010

One weekend, 250 players, 40 volunteers and over $80k raised. The Palmera team organised an Amazing…

Human Race 2010

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

One weekend, 250 players, 40 volunteers and over $80k raised. The Palmera team organised an Amazing Race style race around Sydney CBD and a night stay at Cockatoo Island. Teams fundraised to make the race easier on the day, the more money you raised the more money you had to bribe officials with.

Thank you to all our teams, volunteers and participants for your contribution to the amount raised!

 

$1,083 of $1,000 raised

Priya’s Surprise Birthday

Priya's Birthday will be supporting help men and women who live in absolute poverty in the…

Priya’s Surprise Birthday

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

Priya is a dear friend to all of us and her birthday is coming up on the 14th of May! So we thought the best way to honour Priya was to support one of the causes near to her heart!

COVID has hit the poorest in ways we cannot imagine, including in Countries like Sri Lanka. Palmera is a charity that does amazing work undertaking projects to develop communities and help them become self sufficient. Priya has been a supporter to Palmera for many years.

Join us and instead of a gift this year, let us give the gift of giving to help those in need.

But SHSSSHHH we want this to be a surprise for her on her birthday so please don’t mention this page to her.

Palmera is a tax-deductible, Australian Government accredited organisation that has been working tirelessly on the ground with these communities for over a decade. Your support will no doubt impact those in need

About the project

Funds from Priya’s Birthday will supporting the Graduating the Poor program.  This program will help women and men who live in absolute poverty in Northern Sri Lanka. It will address their immediate needs while also investing in their longer-term training, development and planning. It helps families secure the basic things like food and access to healthcare, but it also aims to build their financial resilience through savings. It also makes sure that these families are integrated in their community. At the moment, they are often very isolated, which just makes their situation even more dire.

With your help, families can find a better way to make a reliable income, therefore positively impacting current and future generations. We hope that you can support those who are less fortunate through this campaign.

How you will be updated

Please keep an eye out in your email (the one you used to make the donation) as you will receive a detailed update on how your funds we used in about three months. You will also receive a quick update the day after you make your donation.  If you don’t receive the emails please check your junk mail and put us on your safe list if you do find the email there.

$925 of $500 raised

Naaviyah’s First Birthday

To celebrate her 1st birthday Naaviyah is supporting Palmera's Graduating the Poor project.

Naaviyah’s First Birthday

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

Little Naaviyah is turning ONE! Naaviyah will have a small celebration with family, but she would also like to help make a positive impact on the lives of those in need. Naaviyah would like to support Palmera’s Graduating the Poor project. Any donation will help!

Sri Lanka’s north has a number of the country’s absolute poorest. They struggle to put food on the table, find work opportunities and access support services. They aren’t ready to be connected with the market; right now, they’re worried about sheer survival.

This particular project identifies the 100 of the poorest in the selected area and works with them over 2 years to graduate them out of absolute poverty. The project is designed to address their immediate needs while also investing in their longer-term training, development and planning. It helps families secure the basic things like food and access to healthcare, but it also aims to build their financial resilience through savings.

Naaviyah would like to thank you all from the bottom of her heart!

$5,000 of $5,000 raised

A Life Remembered

Sellathurai Sivarasa, Presidents Counsel, Retired Director of Public Prosecutions, dearly beloved husband of Mangaleswari, much loved…

A Life Remembered

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

Sellathurai Sivarasa, Presidents Counsel, Retired Director of Public Prosecutions, dearly beloved husband of Mangaleswari, much loved Chitha of Ramesh (deceased), Sasan (Suresh) (deceased), Suraby, Rajan, Kumudha, Rishi, Sugi, Dinesh, Sumanthiran and Shama, passed away peacefully on April 30th 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.

We kindly request that instead of flowers, we remember his life by blessing the lives of others in need.

We have chosen to direct the donations to Palmera’s Hunger Relief Project, to serve those who are going hungry during these COVID curfews in the North of Sri Lanka.

There is no greater service in life than to serve others, and both in life and in passing, Sellathurai Sivarasa’s (QC) legacy will continue.

Funeral Details

Private funeral will take place on May 3rd 2020 between 12 noon to 2pm in Melbourne.

Funeral service will be live streamed between 12-2pm AEST.

$24,340 of $40,000 raised

The Karunakaran Memorial Education Fund

Last year, in partnership with Palmera we launched The Karunakaran Memorial Education Fund on the Wedding…

The Karunakaran Memorial Education Fund

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$7,174 of $5,000 raised

In Memory of Rajendran

In his passing, we remember our father Dr. Rajanayagam Rajendran (1946 – 2020) as someone who…

In Memory of Rajendran

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

$39,650 of $30,000 raised

Race 2 Raise 2020

On February 9, 2020 we will be running our 4th annual Race to Raise in Sydney.…

Race 2 Raise 2020

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

$1,302 of $1,000 raised

Eastern Empire’s ‘Eternal’

We are Eastern Empire, Sydney’s finest ensemble of South Asian artists. Part of ticket sales for…

Eastern Empire’s ‘Eternal’

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

We are Eastern Empire, Sydney’s finest ensemble of South Asian artists. Since 2011, we have been sharing our inimitable interpretation of Indian music with the world.

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Our latest show is a particularly special one: it is our tribute to Mani Ratnam, an Indian filmmaker who is an idol of Tamil and Hindu cinema. He is credited with revolutionising Tamil-language film, and has collaborated with some incredible composers, including Illaiyaraaja and AR Rahman.

We have been inspired by Mani Ratnam’s musical journey, and our shows explores the sound behind his films, from his early beginnings as a filmmaker to his more recent hits. We are so excited to be sharing this very personal show with you.

We’ve been a supporter of Palmera since its early days. Aside from being a good cause, it has always been important for us to find a way to give back. It’s the right thing to do, and we want to grow while we serve those in need.

That’s why we’re delighted to partner with Palmera for this show, and to be putting part of ticket sales towards improving the lives of women in Sri Lanka’s North. Specifically, we’ll be donating to Palmera’s Women’s Banking Network, which is designed to start and maintain a women’s banking network in Kanthansamy Nagar. In order to do this, the project needs to raise $41,913.

This works out a $279 per women; only $56 a year over the 5-year programme to work with women to better manage their livelihoods, build financial literacy and strengthen savings practices.

We’ll be playing at the Bryan Brown Theatre in Bankstown. We have two shows on Saturday 29 June: a matinee at 5.30pm and a finale at 8.30pm. More information and tickets are available via our event organiser, iBazaar.

We hope that you can join us to celebrate the work of Mani Ratnam, enjoy a night of music and support a great project.

Look forward to seeing you there,

Eastern Empire

$632 of $500 raised

Brown Boss Babes – Girls Night In

Our Girls Night In event will be supporting Palmera's work. We have always admired them and…

Brown Boss Babes – Girls Night In

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

It’s time for our next BBB event!

An evening to dress up in your PJs, fill your bellies with comfort food 1f37f.png1f36b.pngand minds/hearts with just as much soul food  1f64f.png 1f609.png

Think girl chat. Hot cocoa. Plenty of D&M convos on empowerment, life, love, boys, girls and all things inbetween, while networking/connecting with your fellow fierce females.

As the event will be ticketed at a small fee (with all profits going towards Palmera). We have always admired Palmera’s work and wanted to support their new project Graduating The Poor. This project will aim to identify the 100 poorest families in the North and help them and their families and gives them the tools they need to move from struggle to sufficiency.

Show us your interest by RSVPing asap and purchasing tickets through our eventbrite page. This allows us to adequately accomodate food, space and activities for you all.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/brown-boss-babes-girls-night-in-tickets-64507189741

Please share with anyone and everyone you think will be interested in connecting with like-minded women, exchanging stories, exchanging life stories/experiences and having a great night in general!

Follow us over on instagram at @BrownBossBabesAU to find out more about us, daily inspiring posts, BTS content and news on our current and future events!

https://instagram.com/brownbossbabesau

$13,985 of $13,985 raised

Elijah’s 1st Birthday

Elijah's 1st birthday is supporting Palmera’s Pass The Gift project.

Elijah’s 1st Birthday

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

On January 23rd 2017 Elijah came into our world. We thought that we would have a lot to teach him, but what we weren’t expecting was that he’d be teaching us so much more.

Elijah finds joy in the most obscure things: wiggling fingers, a spinning top, a scrunched nose. Through that we’ve learnt to appreciate the little things that make up our life, trying hard to be present to the wonder in everything around us.

He wakes up every morning flapping his hands excited about life. It’s our favourite part of the day as we contest for the opportunity to pick him up so we can experience that moment with him. Through that we’ve been reminded that life is a great adventure, every morning another exciting opportunity to discover what is in store for us.

Most importantly, Elijah’s wants are nothing more than the basics – food, a safe place to sleep and the love of those around him. In return he gives us and the world all his energy and enthusiasm. In this we’ve come to see that in life we should only take the little we need and give all we have.

And so we would thought what better way to celebrate his first birthday by doing just that. What he needs, he already has, so what he can give is everything else.

This year, we’ve decided to invest the money that we would have spent on his first birthday celebration into the Palmera’s Pass The Gift project.

This is an amazing project that builds sustainable rural agricultural businesses for women in Sri Lanka’s North while strengthening communities through a values-based approach.

Many of you, our family and closest friends, have asked about celebrating Elijah’s first birthday with him. We ask this year that you celebrate with him by giving to this cause because you’ve already given him what he needs this year – your love.

All our love

Nish and Abs

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