The City-to-Surf is back!

Join the SDG-Feel the Magic team today for the early bird discount and start your fundraising to help SDG reach its goal of $50,000! The C-2-S is one of Sydney’s iconic events and loads of fun!

Date: Sunday 14th August 2022

Click here to sign up: https://city2surf22.grassrootz.com/feel-the-magic/feel-the-magic-sdg

Instructions for the FTM website it’s a 2x Part or 2x Step process:

Part 1 – 

  • Click “Register Now” to join the team
  • Sign up to join as “individual”
  • Select “part of a group”
  • Type in Feel the Magic – SDG to find our team
  • Password for the team is FTMSDG2022
  • Enter YOUR details & medical info
  • Do not select extras or merchandise (SMS allowed only)
  • We will then pay your registration fee and provide a singlet at a later date along with your race bib/number
  • Answer all questions then you are finished Part 1.

Part 2 – 

  • Click “Start Fundraising” 
  • Then set up your fundraising platform with Grassroots (previously Everyday Hero)
  • Set your goal $$$
  • Answer all questions and then you are finished Part 2. 

Tips: Now post on social media often and honestly:

  • Tell your story
  • Talk about your training or prep
  • Post photos 
  • Talk about why you support FTM
  • Aim high talk about your goal
  • Update people on your progress (both training & $$)
  • Smash your goal by posting often, use humour, ask directly, send an email

Anyone who simply wants to donate just clicks the bottom button “Make a donation” and they can find an individual this way or our team https://city2surf22.grassrootz.com/feel-the-magic 

A fantastic documentary for our partner Erebus on Fox

AN EIGHT-PART documentary series following one of Supercars’ most popular teams, Erebus Motorsport, will debut on Wednesday 2 March on Fox Sports.

Access All Areas: Erebus Motorsport was filmed across a remarkable two-year period covering the 2020 and 2021 Supercars Championship seasons and goes places no behind-the-scenes documentary has gone before.

Access All Areas commences with cameras embedded within the team in the thick of the contest at the 2020 Adelaide 500, as Erebus pushes to join Supercars’ elite as regular winners.

With unfiltered access to drivers’ David Reynolds and Anton De Pasquale both at and away from the circuit, the documentary then charts the unprecedented 2020 season as the team negotiated the Covid-19 Pandemic and the border closures throughout the year.

As if that wasn’t enough, cameras were there when the team underwent significant change prior to the 2021 season: Reynolds and De Pasquale departing the team to be replaced by an all-rookie squad comprised of young-guns Will Brown and Brodie Kostecki. 

Help make this research study a success

An online study aiming to better understand the support needs of young people mourning the loss of a sibling is being conducted by the University of Queensland. Findings of this research may help to improve the support available for young people who have experienced sibling bereavement.

This online questionnaire will ask questions about your grief experience, what support you may need, how you may have grown as a person during this difficult time, as well as general details about yourself (e.g., age, gender).

Participants eligible for this study:

  • Anyone aged 16 – 25 who wants to share their story
  • Death of a sibling has not occurred less than 4 months ago

Please note: Anyone aged 16 and 17 will need consent from a parent or guardian before participating.   

This study will take approximately 20 – 25 minutes to complete.

For more information, please click here to view the flyer or view the podcast.

If you would like to participate, please follow the link below:   

Study link: https://uqpsych.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1IfmAERrRj1MQpD

Lend your voice to designing the Post Suicide Support Services

4 locally facilitated co-design workshops are seeking to bring together people who have a lived experience of suicide bereavement with those who work in postvention, such as first responders, and community post suicide support roles. The aim is to work together on designing what the new NSW Post Suicide Support Services will look like in your local area.

The 4 workshops will be held in the Nepean Blue Mountains, Campbelltown, Bateman’s Bay, and inner Sydney areas. If you or anyone you know, either your colleagues or families might be interested to join these workshops, please feel free to make contact with Bridget Betzold at [email protected]

For more details on a workshop in your area, please download the flyer.

Sydney Workshop

Nepean Blue Mountains Workshop

Campbelltown Workshop

Bateman’s Bay Workshop

#NOM7 Guest Speaker Jim Wilson

We’re pleased to announce, Jim Wilson legendary Australian sports journalist for the Seven Network as our special guest speaker for this year’s seventh annual Night of Magic gala event.

Jim has had a stellar career as a sports journalist which has seen him broadcast sporting events right around the world. In 2010, Jim and his family were dealt the cruelest of blows when his youngest son at age 6 lost his battle with brain cancer.

An amazing man with an inspiring story, we look forward to hearing Jim speak at this years ‘Night of Magic VII’.

“ Having lost my beautiful boy Sammy at just six years old, the impact on families is enormous. Sam was beyond his years, an amazing son who was dealt the worst possible hand in life. But I had a son who lived on and I remain so proud and loving of Joey who endured sorrow and pain that no 9 year old should have to experience. To have something like Camp Magic for Joey would have been so beneficial and comforting in his time of need. That’s why I did not hesitate when asked by my great mate and colleague Michael Usher to be part of your very special evening.”

$37,000 Raised at the 3rd Annual Golf Day

On Friday 15th March 2019, we held the 3rd Annual Feel the Magic® Golf Day at the beautiful Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club.

Guest MC for the second year running was the all class,  James Bracey from Channel Nine who did an outstanding job hosting the event.

A total of $37,000 was raised from the day which will enable us to have a direct impact on 37 bereaved children’s lives at our upcoming April 2019 Camp Magic® program.

Once again the ‘weather Gods’ were on our side, providing us with perfect golfing conditions after a previous 24 hours of torrential rain.

Attendees were lucky enough to witness Camp Magic® young gun, James Drover along with super Mum Kelly, share their inspirational story of how their loss empowered them to get out of their comfort zones and support other bereaved children and families in similar situations.

Feel the Magic ambassador and Wests Tigers enforcer, Josh Aloiai was also a special guest speaker on the day.

Josh spoke about the heart break of losing his Dad at age 14, his NRL career and his recent experience as a Camp Magic® mentor, highlighting the importance of early intervention of childhood grief.

Rugby League legend and Triple M broadcaster, Mark ‘MG’ Geyer was also set to be one of our guest speakers, however due to a family emergency had to unfortunately make an early exit and couldn’t take part in the formalities on the day.

All in all another sensational and successful golf day!

The day’s success would not have been possible without the generosity and support of our amazing event sponsors,

Gold- Griffin Air-Conditioning, Priority Advisory Group and Channel Nine.

Silver- Penrith Toyota, Drummond Golf Penrith, Big Swing Golf Penrith, Supa Centa Moore Park, Wideline Windows and Doors and Devotion.

Bronze- The Avenue Real Estate, Mid-city Windows, Norwest Commercial Real Estate, Transcom Services, Hearts and Science and SDG Land Development Solutions.

Thank you to everyone else, who took part on the day and volunteered, your contribution is also greatly appreciated.

Last but not least, a big CONGRATULATIONS, to the 2019 Feel the Magic® Golf Day Champions, Brent Tedesco, Matthew Ryan, Mark Paul and Carl Pearce.

Well played everyone and we look forward to seeing you back in 2020.