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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Day 31: Signing off.

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Dear Sir/ Madam and everything in between,

I am writing to you from a hotel room in San Antonio, Texas regarding the arrival of some exciting news.

Before I divulge such exciting news, I caveat this letter with apologies for any sentences that sound like something muttered by the Telly Tubbies, for made up words used in the wrong context and for any content that it is incomprehensible. I blame the deluded state on 30ish hours of travel and pretty much no sleep. Or nutritious, delicious food. Or fellow passengers that don’t snore. I digress. I apologise for such digressions too!

Firstly, I would like to give our raize the roof team a very well deserved pat on the back—an energetic and potentially awkward pat of course.  It was that or token Mickey Mouse Slippers. The pat won.

What’s the rationale for the random back pats I hear you ask with much curiousity and suspense…hellloooooooooooooo! We made it, we all survived the 30 days: 30 ways to change challenge. For July at least.

We committed to taking an action every day; including writing these blogs EVERY day, no excuses. Somehow regardless of sleep deprivation levels, complete and utter mind blanks and hassling friends and volunteers for editing assistance, we made it.

And what a month it’s been. For more details of our success, please review the blogs from Day 7, Day 21 and Day 28.

The biggest success is that we kept the raize the roof word alive and kicking—and continued to share our projects with new supporters and people keen to get on board. We have generated fresh momentum and more progression forward. Oh, and my boredom disappeared and increased enthusiasm and elation arrived in its place.

I’m proud to say that the raize the roof Charity House project is progressing at a much more impressive pace and amazing things are on their way!

So, it worked. The 30 days challenge was a success.

Thankyou to all who assisted in the process to contribute to our success!

Until next time,


PS: I will probably update this tomorrow when I have a brain capacity greater than a…ooo just had a power nap!

Can’t think. Can’t write. Can only smile. And sleep.