Where does the money go?
Since then, we have continuously changed charities, as we felt that some organisations get great support and others fall by the wayside a bit. In 2017 we changed names from Byron Lighthouse Run to Byron Bay Lighthouse Run, and underwent a complete re-brand.
Lismore Base Hospital – 2016
2016 saw us focus locally on supporting initiatives in the Lismore Base Hospital, our regional hospital. Our focus is often on Cancer and it was no different in 2016. Our aim was to purchase a Prone Breast Board. This piece of equipment enables breast cancer patients to receive precise radiation therapy, while lying comfortably on their stomach.
Rafiki Mwema – 2015
“Rafiki Mwema is an Australian charity supporting young girls and boys in Nakuru, Kenya.
The impact of sexual abuse and the horrific circumstances around the lack of care and support for our children is heart breaking. In our ‘family’ we have little girls as young as two years old, up to teenagers who are now fifteen and at school.
We work with their families, the communities, schools, churches, villages, and government officials with the aim to break this cycle of abuse and let children live as children should.”
Langtang Valley Health
“The aims of the organisation are to raise funds which shall be directed to improve the delivery of
health care in the Langtang Valley in Nepal.
The clinic has been a hub of community involvement, it has serviced the trekking season and has helped save lives in this remote part of Nepal.”
Gokarna Community School
A World Youth International project in Kathmandu, Nepal. Funds provided have supported the growth and expansion of their school with the building of two new classrooms and an administration centre. Approximately 600 disadvantage children attend the school and ultimately receive a better life as a result of their education.