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9 Apr 2014

Early action needed to prevent life long impacts of childhood trauma

Australian children deserve better protection from childhood trauma, Benevolent Society CEO and Child and Family Psychologist, Anne Hollonds said today.

New scientific research reported today reveals that children who experience severe stress in early childhood suffer significant chromosomal damage by age 9, making them more vulnerable to illness later in life.

  • 27 Mar 2014

    Sydney man to run 250km for first charity

    Mosman local, Peter Kingston will run a feet-blistering 250km across the Sahara Desert next month, as part of ‘the toughest footrace on earth’, in a bid to raise funds for Australia’s oldest charity, The Benevolent Society.

    On Sunday 6 April, carrying his entire 7-day supply of food, clothing and medical equipment, Peter will begin the 29th Marathon des Sables (Marathon of the Sands) to raise money for the charity and its child and family early intervention service, which supports the families of some of Sydney’s most disadvantaged communities.

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  • 5 Mar 2014

    New Pop Up Restaurant to tour South West Sydney

    In a culinary first for Australia’s first charity, a new Pop Up Restaurant will tour Sydney’s South West suburbs, offering a mix of gastronomic specialities from around the world and unique, community-led cultural experiences.

    In the latest offering from TASTE - the Benevolent Society’s award-winning social enterprise - the Pop Up Restaurant will launch during Fairfield’s, Food, Flavour and Fusion exhibition, which opens to the public on Saturday, 8 March.

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  • 16 Dec 2013

    Accepting Carmody recommendations on early intervention will change lives and save money

    The Benevolent Society, one of the non-Government organisations working with vulnerable Queensland children and families, has welcomed the Government’s full acceptance of the majority of the recommendations outlined in the Carmody Inquiry’s report.

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  • 12 Nov 2013

    Prevention and early action key to ending child poverty

    The Benevolent Society has joined the Australian Council of Social Services to urge all sides of politics, business and the community, to come together to tackle child poverty through a comprehensive national anti-poverty plan, and to put the wellbeing of children at the core of the 44th Parliament.

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  • 11 Nov 2013

    Kids get better school start with transition to kindy

    Around the country parents of four and five year olds are being urged to prepare them now for the big transition to starting school next year.

    Early learning centres are focusing on preparing students for starting school, and Orientation to Kindergarten programs are being offered in many primary schools.

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  • 14 Jun 2013

    First charity issues Social Benefit Bond with Westpac and CBA

    The Benevolent Society, in partnership with Westpac and the Commonwealth Bank, has launched a $10 million Social Benefit Bond to fund an intensive family support service for up to 400 families over five years.

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  • 11 Jun 2013

    60 years of service recognised in Queen's birthday honour list

    Rydalmere man Keith Williamson was recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for more than 60 loyal years of service to 200-year-old charity The Benevolent Society.

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  • 31 May 2013

    First-of-its-kind mobile kitchen wins international design award

    The Benevolent Society's first-of-its-kind mobile kitchen has won an Australian International Design Award®. The winners were announced at the 2013 Australian International Design Awards in Sydney on 30 May.

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  • 24 May 2013

    Australia’s first charity becomes first charity to exhibit in Vivid Sydney

    Australia’s first charity The Benevolent Society has become the first charity chosen to have an installation at the annual Vivid Sydney Festival.

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