A key goal for Outback Trailblazer is to raise awareness and generate funding for important Outback charitable groups. Waltzing Matilda Centre Rebuild and Angel Flight have been selected for 2016. A small donation has been built into the 2016 Outback Trailblazer packages, however participants and other supporters are invited to make additional contributions. For additional contributions, please click on the links below. We thank you on behalf of these wonderful charities. Fantastic prizes in store for team and individual fundraising efforts... so get cracking and rattle that tin or encourage your friends to donate on this page.
Angel Flight is a charity which coordinates non-emergency flights to assist country people to access specialist medical treatment that would otherwise be unavailable to them because of vast distance and high travel costs. All flights are free and may involve travel to medical facilities anywhere in Australia. Angel Flight Australia is a registered, not-for-profit charity that needs the help of individuals and companies to undertake its charter of helping people in need.
If there is one song that lives in the hearts of all Australians, it is "Waltzing Matilda". The song, written by A. B. "Banjo" Paterson on a station outside Winton in 1895, has played a significant part in defining the Australian character. The Waltzing Matilda Centre was built in 1998 as a celebration to the song. In the early hours of 18 June 2015, a fire ravaged the complex - a devastating event for Winton tourism. Your donation will contribute to the exciting rebuild of the centre planned for 2017.
Thanks to your brilliant fundraising initiative, and to the generosity of many of your supporters, a lot of Australians down on their luck will have some really worthwhile help.Bill Bristow AM - Chairman and Founder, Angel Flightangel flight
Thank you for including the Waltzing Matilda Centre Rebuild as part of the 2016 Outback Trailblazer fundraiser. Yours and other donations have highlighted what the much-loved verse and its history means to AustraliansWaltzing Matilda Centre Rebuild