Griffith Australia Day Award 2017

‘Dear Mr and Mrs Lamberth,

It is my great pleasure to inform you both that you have been nominated by Mr Joe Kelly MP for recognition at the 18th annual Griffith Australia Day Awards. I’m delighted to advise that you will be receiving a Griffith Australia Day Award in recognition of your commitment to our community.’

SMF founders Renee and Aidan receiving their award from Terri Butler MP for Griffith and Di Farmer Member for Bulimba.

SMF founders Renee and Aidan receiving their award from Terri Butler MP for Griffith and Di Farmer Member for Bulimba.

Being nominated for a Griffith Australia Day Award was an honour in itself for our Scarlett May Foundation founders Aidan and Renee, who have worked to deliver hundreds of meals to children’s hospitals across Brisbane since the launch of their charity organisation in October 2015.

“When we heard from the office of Terri Butler MP that we were receiving the award for commitment to the community, we were overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation.”

However, like all not-for-profit organisations, awards and recognition are just the icing on the cake of what is very rewarding work, for which they are content simply knowing that they are positively contributing to the families with sick children across the city.

The pair are thrilled to watch as their foundation has grown from a simple idea into a much needed support service, achieving the ACNC Registered Charity Tick a few months ago.

“It’s fantastic that our mission of providing for families who are going through really tough times, is not only important to us, but to the community as well.”

Aidan, Renee and the Scarlett May Foundation Team send their thanks to Joe Kelly and Terri Butler and their teams for this award.

The Scarlett May Foundation Launch

As the official launch of the Scarlett May Foundation, on the 10th of October 2015, co-founder Aidan Lamberth completed a 55km marathon from Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital, via Wellington Point to Mackenzie.
On his completion, the Scarlett May Foundation held a special lunch event to launch the foundation on its quest to support families with critically ill children.

As the first fundraiser for the foundation, there are very few overheads meaning that the foundation was able to raise over $10,000. Congratulations Aidan and thank you to everyone who made this event possible.

 

Images © Heidi Den Ronden 2015.

Squat for Scarlett 2015

Squat for Scarlett 2015 was a charity boot camp to raise funds for families with critically ill children held on Saturday 28th November 2015.

Taking place on the sunny Kangaroo Point Cliffs, participants enjoyed views of the Brisbane River as they joined a group workout to raise funds for The Scarlett May Foundation and families with critically ill children in hospital.

2015’s wonderful sponsors included: Fitazfk, Emotivelightphoto events, Robins Accountants, Core Health Coaching, Miss Bliss Treats, At One, Lola Berry, Luke Hines, Byron Bay Muesli, Alesha Pimm Personal Training, Blue Dinosaur Paleo Bars, New Farm Cinemas , Being Co. , Get Gorgeous, Suburban West End and Chobani.

If you would like to be a part of Squat for Scarlett 2016, sponsor this event, or have any questions, contact us.

Images © Emotive Light Photography 2015

Gaucher’s Disease Awareness Month (October)

Gaucher’s Disease Awareness Month (October)

Support Gaucher Awareness Month to make it the biggest year ever. Download and share with others the NGF’s Gaucher Awareness logo.

The National Gaucher Foundation, Inc. (NGF) is hosting an online awareness event to commemorate Gaucher Awareness Month and the importance of education.

Early evaluation, diagnosis and treatment are vital to saving the lives of those with Gaucher disease and helping them to lead a better quality of life.

For more information go to: www.gaucherdisease.org