Where does the money go?

For the Byron Bay Lighthouse Run, we take our responsibility over money and causes very seriously. In our early years we supported the NSW Cancer Council and the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

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.

2018 Causes

Our Kids

“Our Kids, more formally known as the Northern Rivers Children’s Health Fund was founded in 2001 by Dr Chris Ingall. The aim of Our Kids is to improve the health services for children in the Northern Rivers area, by purchasing paediatric equipment for the Lismore Base Hospital and the surrounding satellite hospitals.

Our Kids also issue annual Community Grants; these are for families or organisations that care for special need children. These grants purchase equipment, medicine and therapeutic items to help care for these children.”

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Samantha Bulmer

Samantha Bulmer gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, River Lily on 8/6/17. Unfortunately this pregnancy revealed an underlying issue in her spine called AVM which required her needing an emergency cesarean and has left her paralyzed from the waist down, needing 24/7 care. So along with learning the ropes of being a new mum, she also needs to learn how to adjust to life in a wheelchair, and extensive rehab to hopefully be able to walk again.

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Mai Wiru Foundation – 2017

“Eating well can be hard. Put yourself in a remote area of Australia, in some of the most remote communities in the country, and eating well gets a whole lot harder. Imagine English is not your first, possibly not even your second or third language, and it’s harder still!

This is where we come in. The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation is working with Anangu (Aboriginal people on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands) in some of Australia’s most isolated communities, to support people to improve their health through eating better.”

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Crackin’ cancer – 2017

“Our mission is to generate awareness, educate the public on cancer prevention and help more people diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors.

We are a group of people who want to see a world free of cancer. We gladly choose to volunteer our time to organise events in which we hope the general community will have some fun while knowing they are also raising awareness and much needed funds for cancer research. We work for no personal gain except the knowledge that we are pro-active in the battle with cancer.”

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Lismore Base Hospital

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

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.”

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Mama Ann’s Odede Community Health Center

“We provide high quality needs-based health services that are affordable and responsive to the aspirations of the rural population.

Our motto is ‘kode kode’ which means pooling and pushing with one effort and in one accord in the same direction.”

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Our house Lismore

Our House is a purpose built accommodation for patients, carers and their families who are receiving treatment at the Cancer Unit at Lismore. It also provides accommodation for other patients, carers and and their families who require medical attention in Lismore.

Our funds set up a hardship fund where people who are unable to manage financially can get their accommodation needs supported.

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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.”

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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.

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