Social Impact

Late in 2017 we had the pleasure of working with some fabulous students from Curtin University on their project 'Just Causes'.  They were seeking out organisations who have made significant social impact for all manner of reasons.  We were honoured to be approached and can finally share their work with you.  We think it's awesome, but we might be a bit biased, see for yourself.

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World Prematurity Day 2017

World Prematurity Day turned into an entire week of celebration and awareness raising for us!

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A huge thank you to CBHS Health Fund who kicked off our week with morning tea at Bankwest Place.

Hundreds of candle packs were put together for distribution through our hospital network to encourage people to 'light it up purple' at 7pm on World Prematurity Day to create a wave of purple light around the globe.

A snack basket was delivered to Fiona Stanley Hospital for their parent lounge along with their candle packs.

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Co-founder's Amber and Madalyn together with Sacha, Rebecca, Joslyn, Imogen, Xavier and Adison attended the King Edward Memorial Hospital social work morning tea where we met a huge number of recent neonatal unit graduates.

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We were honoured to have the support of Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC who wore purple and Tweeted to raise awareness of the critical issue of premature birth.

The final event of the week was the much anticipated White Collar Boxing fight night #10 'Fight Like a Premmie' held at Crown Pyramid.  More than 1,000 people came together to cheer on the boxers who gave their all.  So wonderful to see Dad Premo win his closely fought bout!

Some amazing businesses were behind the night and we wish to thank:

Ringside Boxing and Fitness

Travel Key & Festival Travel

Gobsmacked Mouthguards

Panchos Mexican Restaurant

Crown Pyramid

J Group Electrical

Kennards Hire

Killarney Autos

Galaxy Doors & Windows

Olistan Consulting

Dale Signs

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We are delighted to announce that the event raised $3,500 for Tiny Sparks WA and a further $3,500 for Women & Infants Research Foundation.  Here are Donna and Darren from Ringside presenting the cheques to Amber.

All over Perth purple lights were shining brightly all night.  We are very grateful for support from the City of Perth, the Bell Tower and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority for turning many of Perth's landmarks purple.

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WA your support was yet again astounding!  Many individuals and businesses held events throughout November as part of 'tiny bites for tiny sparks' raising awareness and much needed funds.  We are grateful for each and everyone of you for your support and look forward to making a bigger impact in 2018.

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tiny bites for tiny sparks - World Prematurity Day 2015

We would be delighted if you would like to support us by hosting a morning tea or high tea for World Prematurity Day 2015! Bring out the finger sandwiches, delicate patisseries, the pearls and stylish outfits to create a memorable event for you and your guests. You can choose your own location, whether it be hosting at your home, workplace, local park or cafe. The official date for World Prematurity Day is the 17th November 2015, but you are welcome to host your morning tea or high tea anytime during November.

Your contribution helps us to continue to raise awareness, educate and support Western Australian families experiencing the trauma of a high-risk pregnancy, their neonatal journey and growing up.

Once registered we will supply you with your own Event Hosting Kit. This will include:

  • downloadable posters
  • downloadable invitations

On conclusion of your event please contact our office and we can advise you the best way to forward the funds raised.  If you would like any further support or have any queries, please don't hesitate to email us at admin@tinysparkswa.org.au.

On World Prematurity Day, the 17th November, we would love you to post photos to our Facebook page, instagram, twitter or pinterest and hashtag #tinysparkswa and #worldprematurityday2015.

Fundraising Ideas

  • Ask your guests for a gold coin donation
  • Hold a raffle of goods or services donated by a local business.
  • Ask a local patisserie or bakery to donate delicacies or provide at a discounted rate.
  • If held at your workplace, ask your company to match donations.
  • Have a cover charge for your event.
  • If guests want a tax deductible receipt for their donations, please forward their details to us and we will send out a tax receipt. Otherwise, they can donate directly here.

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Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on December 2, 2014

The word cloud below is derived from the emotions parents on our Facebook page shared with regard their feelings going through their high-risk pregnancy or NICU/SCN journey. They are powerful. They are the reason Tiny Sparks WA exists. Families in Western Australia need our support. Please give generously for #GivingTuesday.

How can you get involved in supporting Tiny Sparks WA and #GivingTuesday?

Give Treasure - Donate to our fundraising page here.

Give Time: Fundraise - Set up your own fundraising page here, nominate Tiny Sparks WA as your charity and join the 'Team Tiny Sparks WA', run a morning tea, get your employer to match donations – it’s up to you to show how you support us.

Give Talent - Register as a volunteer and help out throughout the year here.

Spread the Word - By spreading the word about #GivingTuesday you’ll be helping to raise awareness of the ways people can give back, and in turn helping Tiny Sparks WA. Share this #GivingTuesday image on social media and tag @TinySparksWA and 5 friends to encourage them to give something back on 2nd December.

Whatever you give this #GivingTuesday, don't forget to use the hashtag #beCAUSEicare and tag @TinySparksWA @EverydayHero to enter the Everyday Hero competition for your chance to go into the draw to win an iPad Mini.


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'tiny bites for tiny sparks' Host a High Tea for World Prematurity Day 2014

We would be delighted if you would like to support us by hosting a high tea for World Prematurity Day 2014! Bring out the finger sandwiches, delicate patisseries, the pearls and stylish outfits to create a memorable event for you and your guests. You can choose your own location, whether it be hosting at your home, workplace, local park or cafe. The official date for World Prematurity Day is the 17th November 2014, but you are welcome to host your high tea anytime from the 1st to the 17th November.

Your contribution helps us to continue to raise awareness, educate and support Western Australian families experiencing high-risk pregnancy, their NICU/SCN journey and growing up.

Click here for more details and to register for the event.


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