SHAW LIVING

Charity Bowling Day

50

Supporters

$58,060

raised

Since 2006, Shaw Building Group has held an annual Charity Bowling Day to support carers throughout the ACT and region – 2019 was our fourteenth year.

With the generous support of our industry colleagues, we cracked the $1-million raised for Carers ACT.  To date we have so far raised a total of $1,068,972!

  • 2006 = $28,540
  • 2007 = $37,450
  • 2008 = $51,468
  • 2009 = $62,556
  • 2010 = $64,309
  • 2011 = $65,103
  • 2012 = $71,990
  • 2013 = $79,931
  • 2014 = $82,630
  • 2015 = $121,250
  • 2016 = $103,816
  • 2017 = $94,544
  • 2018 = $107,621
  • 2019 = $95,074

All money raised goes directly to Carers ACT to help fund respite for families in Canberra who shoulder the burden of full time care of a family member. One of the areas the money goes to providing them with a short break that Carers ACT organises.

As well as the short break, funds also have been used to assist carers in various ways, for example:

  • Shaw Work & Care Scholarships (worth $5,000 each):
    Awarded nine carers with scholarships that are giving them the opportunity to gain a trade certificate or diploma that will lead to paid employment.
  • Young Carer Assistance:
    • Nine Young Carers were supported to attend their school formal.
    • A cooking workshop was conducted for Young Carers.
    • A Junior First Aid course for Young Carers.
    • Carers ACT 25th birthday party.

The 2019 Bowling Day was held on Thursday, 7 March.  The event was a great success with over 150 participants.

Some photos of the 2019 Bowls Day are below: