Promotion of Bridge
Radio interview on Adelaide's Amanda Blair show on 5AA
March 2011. This interview with Gary Deaton, Club Manager, SA Bridge
Association, generated 20 new members for the SA Bridge Club.
May 2011 - Channel 7, South-East Queensland (Program "The Great South East")
A related link:
July 2011 - Jewish News
July 2011 - A suburban newspaper - Melbourne
August 2011 - a local newspaper article - Moonee Ponds, Melbourne
Radio Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) - 29 August 2011
- Barbara Travis interviewed by Tim Brunero
Manly Daily newspaper - 1 September 2011
Story about the Peninsula Bridge Club.
2011 - Pakenham-Berwick Gazette (Vic)
Example of results in community paper
September 2011 - Seniors Newspaper (Victoria)
Canberra Times Magazine - December 2011
An article about the upcoming Summer Festival of Bridge.
January 2012 - Australia Day Awards to WA club
Gold Coast Bulletin, 29 February 2012
An article about the Gold Coast Congress.
March 2012 - Make-A-Wish website
features article about partnership arrangement with ABF
2012 - Bridge in Australia An article which appeared in French magazine
English Translation (with thanks to David Cohen for the
translation.) The handbook mentioned in the article was written by our
Marketing Officer, Sandra Mulcahy.
May 2012 Bridge Magazine
- An article which appeared in UK Bridge Magazine
- An article in "Toowoomba Mail" about a Bridge-for-Brains event
May 2012 ACBL Magazine
- Ron Klinger gains an honourable mention in the ACBL Magazine
Quest Newspaper, Brisbane, June 12
- an article about bridge lessons during school holidays
June 30 2012 Bridge topics.com
- Gold Coast congress mentioned in interview with Giorgio Duboin
- ABC TV coverage of the Territory Gold Festival in Darwin
- Interview on ABC Radio in Darwin - Julia Hoffman
2012 - Article in WA Australian Newspaper re Seniors' Week (page 2)
Nov 12 WA
Post - Article on Inaugural SuperVets competition
Jan 13 Manly Daily Page 10 - Article on Northern Suburbs Inter Club Competition
These are provided as examples for use by our clubs. If
changes are required such as State/contacts, numbers/graphics etc please
and I will try to tailor something to suit your circumstances.
flyer for seniors week (2011)
flyer for a "High Tea" event in Brisbane
Box Drop Example
1. Make-A-Wish® Australia
The ABF is delighted to announce that from April 2012 we have become a proud
supporter of Make-A-Wish® Australia and their mission to grant wishes to
children with life-threatening medical conditions; bringing hope, strength and
joy at a time when needed most. We would like to acknowledge our organisation's
likeminded commitment to caring for the health and wellbeing of Australians.
Together, we can promote a more supportive community spirit.
Over 7,000 wishes have been granted to children with life-threatening medical
conditions since their inception in Australia 27 years ago.
In 2012 Make-A-Wish® Australia aims to make wishes come true for hundreds of
children living with life-threatening medical conditions.
Their services are directed to children between the ages of three and 18 who
live with a life-threatening medical condition.
Children with life-threatening illnesses who are under three years of age
receive a 'Wish Hamper' made up of a selection of fun, age-appropriate toys.
Once they are three, they are able to apply for a wish.
Once a child is eligible, local Make-A-Wish volunteers visit the family and ask
the child to reach into their imagination and think of their one cherished
Make-A-Wish's ultimate vision is for every child in Australia diagnosed with a
life-threatening illness to have the opportunity to experience the hope,
strength and joy that come from a Make-A-Wish wish.
A recent research project reports that Make-A-Wish wishes have a significant
positive impact on the health and wellbeing of wish children. 97% of parents
surveyed observed a 'noticeable improvement' in their child's mental and
emotional health following the granting of their wish and said physical health
improved discernibly in as many as 75% of cases.
Make-A-Wish receives no ongoing government funding and is critically reliant on
the generous support of individuals and organisations.
An example of a recently granted wish
At only four years of age, Katie was diagnosed with leukaemia. She was
immediately admitted to hospital and treatment began, including Chemotherapy
which would continue for a further two years. Throughout her battle, Katie held
on to the hope she may have her cherished wish to see dolphins and ride a
rollercoaster granted if she became well enough. This provided Katie with the
motivation to fight her illness and kept her positive during the painful
treatment. Katie's wish was eventually granted and she had the best time of her
life. The wish provided the perfect escape Katie and her family had been
dreaming of and after the experience, she went into remission.
Katie's Make-A-Wish wish was just the beginning of a positive new chapter for
Throughout our relationship with Make-A-Wish, we are
encouraging our affiliated Clubs and members to interact with the 56 Nationwide
Volunteer Branches to promote the awareness of their cause and increase
fundraising within our communities. The ABF looks forward to working in
partnership with Make-A-Wish® Australia to help achieve their aim, and they
would like to take this opportunity to thank us for our support.
Stay tuned for updates on fundraising achievements, photos and feedback from
around the country.
For further information regarding Make-A-Wish® Australia, please call 1800 032
260 or visit www.makeawish.org.au