On Saturday 27 August, raize the roof is hosting its fifth Gala Ball at QT Hotel, Canberra.

Stay up late with raize the roof for an enchanted evening with host Amanda Whitley from Her Canberra.  The fifth raize the roof Gala ball is a gathering of Canberrans who are changing the world and supporting kids a little less lucky. Among the glitz and glamour, be entertained and inspired with amazing speakers and uplifting performances including Sebastian Terry (, Amber Nichols (The Voice), Minh Ha, Big Boss Groove and more.

You will have the opportunity to make a real difference through an auction or raffle on the night. Early bird tickets are available until 30 June and all tickets include drinks and canapés on arrival, a five hour drinks package, three course meal and entertainment. Tables seat 10 guests, but individuals can purchase tickets too!



We are very proud to have SHL Development on board as a Gold Sponsor for the raize the roof Gala Ball. Find out more information here:

We would also like to welcome the Club group as a major sponsor of the event. Find out more information here:



If your business or organisation are interested in being involved as a sponsor for the event please email

To view the list of exciting auction items at the event, click here.


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Check out the short video from the trip co-founders Lincoln and Danielle Dal Cortivo took to Botswana, to walk in the shoes of those a little less lucky. It can be viewed here:

Check out this short video created by Sharni Williams, she created for our team:


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Heart of Darkness

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The Democractic Republic of Congo is the most dangerous place in the world to be a woman. It’s a place where rape has become a weapon of war. Now a BBC film crew follows Judith Wanga as she meets the survivors of the conflict. She talks to women, children, and child soldiers who’ve been forced to kill so that they themselves will not be killed. To her horror, she discovers that the violence is fuelled, in part, by the need to mine the minerals that go into the manufacture of mobile phones and laptops.

This is quite confronting but an interesting insight into what the life of women in the Congo can look like.

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Ready to get your running shoes on?

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Want to help raise money for raize the roof… well get your runners on!

We would LOVE for you to join the raize the roof team in the 2010 Sun-Herald City2Surf, presented by Westpac to be held on Sunday, 8 August 2010.

When you register, you will be given a link to our very own team fundraising page for you to send out to all of your friends and family asking them to be part of the adventure by donating to raize the roof. All money raised will go toward our team total.

You can join our The 2010 Sun-Herald City2Surf, presented by Westpac team and our fundraising efforts by registering here

Once you register your personal account details, please select JOIN AN EXISTING TEAM .You will be asked to enter a team password.

Flick an email to and we will send through the password!