The Buddy Bags Charity Hunt

Synopsis:
Buddy Bags Team Building Activity

The Buddy Bags Charity Hunt is a fun and exclusive Uplift Events’ team building program that proudly supports The Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

Ideal For:
Buddy Bags Team Building Activity

Corporate community events, corporate conscience / charity events, Christmas & end of the year functions, project / team celebrations, team building, graduate programs & and as a corporate social activity.

No. of People: 5 – 100
Team Size: 3 – 8 people per team
Duration: Can be tailored anywhere from 2 to 2.5 hours
Focus Areas: Team Building, Communication, Social Responsibility, Relationships
Locations: Melbourne CBD
Fitness Level: Low – Med

Background

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is a national charity protecting children from violence and its devastating impact. The foundation was set up in memory of Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, who were tragically killed with their mother and 32 others at Port Arthur, Tasmania on 28 April 1996. Their vision is that every child will live in a safe and supportive environment. The foundation cares for children who have experienced or witnessed violence and they run programs which prevent violence in the lives of children.

Each year, tens of thousands of children in Australia enter emergency care. In response to continued demands to support children in emergency care, The Alannah and Madeline Foundation introduced Buddy Bags in 2007. Buddy Bags are backpacks containing new and essential items, such as toiletries, pyjamas, socks, underwear and a pillowcase, as well as comfort items such as a book, photo frame and teddy bear. Many children enter this unfamiliar world with just the clothes they are wearing and without these basic necessities.

A fact sheet about The Alannah and Madeline Foundation Buddy Bags can be found here or on the Alannah and Madeline Foundation Buddy Bags webpage.

Event

The Buddy Bags Charity Hunt is a fun and energising team event that will have teams exploring the amazing locations around the CBD, while collecting all the items to put together Buddy Bags for the children. Teams also have the option to conclude the event at The Alannah and Madeline Foundation office in South Melbourne, where they can witness the miracles of these Buddy Bags.

“Kids arrive at the refuge at all hours…when they are dropped off it’s just like entering another world for them. It’s frightening and so hard for the kids. We give them a Buddy Bag as soon as we can and they are so excited, that smile lights up their whole face.”

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation has delivered more than 70,000 Buddy Bags to children across the country, and with this exciting team building program you can make a difference and help increase this number!

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Objectives/Benefits:

  • Team building (great social / fun activity to get to know your work colleagues, friends, family better)
  • Communication (individuals are required to communicate and co-operate in a team environment)
  • Social Responsibility (teams get an understanding of how their efforts are contributing to a great cause)
  • Relationships (work with team members to complete the tasks)

Includes:

Buddy Bags Team Building Event

  • Officials
  • Event design and execution
  • Public liability insurance
  • An Uplift Events carry sack (to be returned at the end of the event)
    • An Uplift Events event map with pens and paper
    • Lanyard and ID tag with the team colour
  • Money for each team to purchase the required items for the Buddy Bags
  • Photos from the memorable event provided on a USB
  • Event summary and results

Packages:

To make your Buddy Bags Charity Hunt even more enjoyable, add a package option which can include:

  • Trophies
  • Bottles of water
  • Prizes (movie tickets, bottles of wine etc)
  • Lunch / snacks

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The Buddy Bags Charity Hunt Testimonials

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“On behalf of PwC’s summer Vacationers, I would like to thank you for an extremely engaging and memorable event that was enjoyed by all. Con and the team were full of energy, were well organised and the feedback from our participants was amazing. We’ll definitely be using them again in future!

Yours sincerely,”

Kat (Campus Advisor) – PricewaterhouseCoopers