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:

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Blog: Talk, talk and more talk…

i Oct 20th Comments Off by

I have always been a bit of a talker (some would say rambler), and I always enjoy a good chat.  But I was reminded recently of how powerful a simple conversation can be.

I was attending a daylong training session for work and happened to be placed on the same table as someone who I had met last year at work, and hadn’t seen in quite some months.  Over a coffee during our morning tea break we got talking about random stuff and I happened to mention my recent volunteer work with raize the roof.   She seemed interested enough, so I continued to ramble, telling her more about the organization and the charity house project.   And then before I knew it, she was telling me how her husband is a builder and how she thinks he would definitely be keen to help out in some way with the charity house.  She went on to say that he is working for himself at the moment, with very few staff to help him out, so he might be limited in what help he can actually provide.  But every little bit counts right?  I passed on all the details to the guys at raize the roof and hopefully something will come of it. 

I was pretty excited – my rambling had come in handy for once!  Before I stepped into the room for a day of stakeholder engagement training, I was convinced it was going to be a long and very boring day.  Instead, I got to catch up with an old colleague, ramble on and help out raize the roof.  A good day indeed!

Laura – Resident Volunteer and Communications Legend