Donation Dollars to make a difference

Donation Dollars to make a difference
Posted on Mon 14 Sep 2020

The Royal Australian Mint has developed a new $1-coin, Donation Dollar!  

These coins are designed to be given to charity. The message imprinted around the green centre is "give to help others". 

It is a world-first initiative to encourage people to stop and reflect. It reminds us all of the importance of generosity and giving back. 

Fun fact: It is also the first Australian $1 coin to feature a colour other than gold! 

One coin is being made for every Australian, with 25 million 'donation dollars' to be minted over the next three years 

Every dollar makes a difference. As these dollars move around the economy, together, they hope to generate up $300 million per year for charities around Australia. 

Why should you give your donation dollar to Cerebral Palsy Alliance? 

Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood physical disability. An Australian child is diagnosed with CP every 20 hours.

3 in 4 people with CP experience chronic pain. 1 in 2 have an intellectual disability. 1 in 3 are unable to walk.  

At least two thirds of children with CP have movement difficulties affecting one of both arms. Almost every daily activity can be impacted, including eating, dressing and writing. 

Your donation will help fund world-leading research into the treatment and prevention of CP, and support the Babies at Risk program to help ensure babies at risk of CP are given the very best start to life.

If you get one in your change and would like to cash it in with a live-changing donation to children and families living with cerebral palsy, simply click here:

Prioritisation of strategies to optimise gym participation for young adults with cerebral palsy: A Delphi study. This research is being conducted by La Trobe University and CP-Achieve and is open to young adults with cerebral palsy aged 16-30, and their parents/caregivers, plus health professionals and gym workers. 

Researchers at UNSW are conducting a project which aims to validate a Neurodevelopmental Assessment Scale (NAS) and would like to recruit parents/caregivers of children with a Neurodevelopmental Developmental Disorder (NDD) to assist with the validation.

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