Community

Books4Outback

Our CEO, Norm Doughty, has been partnered up with local charity, Books4Outback for over three years now. This non-profit organisation delivers books, that have been donated by kind people, to children in isolated outback schools and communities. At the heart of Books4Outback is a group of volunteers who receive and sort books, which are then loaded into their vehicles for transport and delivery.

Some people in our country have never even owned a book, so it can be a very heart-warming experience to witness the genuine appreciation on the faces of some of these hard up Australians.

Acrobat helps by:

  • Supplying an industrial unit to operate out of
  • Providing a vehicle/trailer for the outback deliveries
  • Overseeing operations
  • Helping fund various expenses, such as insurances and fuel

Reading should be a right, not a privilege! Check out their Facebook here.

Books 4 Outback

Variety - Spin 4 Kids

Variety Australia are a not-for-profit organisation that support disadvantaged children overcome their challenges so they can reach their full potential. Last year, they helped 39,500 kids between 0-18 years of age who are disadvantaged, have special needs or are sick.

For the last three years, Acrobat has teamed up with Variety to assist with their annual charity event, Spin 4 Kids. This is a fun, challenging team event where teams of up to 10 people enter to ride as many kilometres as possible in six hours.

On Friday, 13th September 2019, our team moved seven spin bikes into The Forum, at Newcastle University, and moved them back out once the event had concluded as a charitable donation on behalf of Acrobat Removals & Storage.

This year, the teams involved:

  • Travelled a collective of 5,546kms
  • Raised over $40,000

Acrobat are a very proud sponsor of this event, and are humbled to be able to make a contributions to this incredible cause.

Spin For Kids FB EVENT COVER

Soul Cafe - 2019 Tinned Food & Blanket Run

Soul Cafe is a privately funded organisation, run by volunteers, that operates within the local Hunter area. These guys dish up close to 1000 free healthy meals per week to people who are homeless, financially disadvantaged and socially isolated; as well as providing support services to guide them through their individual issues so they can re-engage back into society.

On Sunday, 2nd June 2019, Soul Cafe held the 2019 Tinned Food & Blanket Run. This is an annual event, proudly supported by Bikers Australia Hunter, to help collect donations & funds to contribute to the organisation.

Our CEO, Norm Doughty, as a member of Bikers Australia, committed to assisting this event by encouraging his extensive network to give donations so he could purchase tinned food for the event.

Within just one week, Norm was able to raise enough money to purchase over 2.5 Tonnes of tinned food, which is nearly 5000 cans!

Everyone here at Acrobat donated generously to this cause as involved members of the community, and are incredibly proud to be able to contribute to this worthy cause, and assist the homeless and disadvantaged of Newcastle.

Soul Cafe Post 1

Lifeline Newcastle & Hunter - Annual Book Fair

Mental Health is an important issue to us at Acrobat, and we contribute wherever we can to assist those in need of some help.

Lifeline offers administrative and other support services that focus on support the development and ongoing implementation of suicide prevention programs in our local communities.

Every year in Newcastle, Lifeline hold a Book Fair where thousands of pre-loved books are offered to the public as a fundraiser, with all proceeds going towards funding their Suicide Prevention Helpline. Previous years have seen over $40,000 raised at the Book Fair.

For a number of years prior to 2016, Acrobat has helped out by:

  • Providing cartons for the storage of the books
  • Receiving and storing all of the boxes prior to the event
  • Loading and delivering them to the event venue
  • Funding the cost of the event venue

This years Book Fair was held over three days over the October Long Weekend, and was a great day where participants took pride knowing they were contributing to helping people and saving lives.

Bookfair banner

Newcastle Basket Brigade

“Helping those in our local area who may have fallen on hard times, or just need to be reminded that someone cares and that Christmas can be full of love”. The Brigade fundraises throughout the year to put together baskets of food and suitable gifts at Christmas that they deliver anonymously to the recipient’s door. They brighten the lives of adults and children alike – older persons, single-parents, mums and dads, teenagers, toddlers, school aged kids, even babies. Acrobat helps the Brigade by moving the goods from storage to the Masonic Hall at Wallsend so they can create their Baskets. Once the baskets have been assembled with all of the contents then wrapped up, an Acrobat volunteer then loads all the baskets up and delivers them back to storage, ready for distribution. This year, besides just transporting them around, we are going to offer to receive and store their goods for them as well.
Big thanks to one of our drivers Dave, who volunteered his time for them last Christmas.

Carrington Bowling Club

We believe Bowling Clubs are the epitome of “Community”, in that they are quintessential Aussie local meeting and gathering places who give back to their “Community”.
Many Bowling Clubs have been closed up and sold off in recent years and we have lost quite a few close by, whereas Carrington’s is actually expanding; they were seeking funding for a new viewing balcony to overlook Connolly Park, so we tipped in for that by sponsoring their nude calendar; oh dear!

This is Mayfield 2304

This is Mayfield 2304 is an initiative of Remake, and Mayfield Business Association.
Its aim is to identify blocks and parcels of land around Mayfield that are strewn with rubbish and are overgrown; they clean up those blocks to revitalise Mayfield, the suburb that Acrobat are proud to have started out in over 20 years ago. We believe this is a really worthy cause, so we helped out a bit on their inaugural gala day.
The Better Blocks mantra is “Revitalising our Mayfield Streets, one Block at a time”.

Dowling Lake Macquarie

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BJ HIll & Associates Conveyancers

BJ Hill & Associates Conveyancers include our Acrobat brochures inside all of their information packs and thank you packs, which they give and send out to all of their clients. If you are in need of a quality conveyancing service particularly around the Northlakes area, give the bubbly Billie a call on 02 4947 4888, or drop in to see them at their office located at 2/73 King St, Warners Bay.For extra special service over and above the norm, tell her Acrobat Removals sent you

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