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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i Jul 25th No Comments by

Alert: digging has finished, the site is now dug.

For three days the raize the roof site was overtaken with a 12 ton excavator and big rigid trucks. These big rigs and their drivers supplied free of charge by Brema Group, battled rain, hail and the impending risk of snow to ensure the job got done…and quickly!

Here’s more footage:

And then a hero comes along…with the power to fast track the project along.

His name: Angelo.

His company: Canberra Contractors.

His support: offering to use our excess loads of dirt and rock from the excavation to build up a road in Moncrieff.

His contribution: enabling the team to do eight loads in the time it takes to drop one load off at the Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre.

His final gift: supplying a truck to ensure the job could be finished up on the same day.

Status update: excavation complete. The excavator and trucks have now left the building (site). Stay tuned for the next transmission.

Major contributors: Brema Group and Canberra Contractors.

Digging it!

i Jul 12th No Comments by

10 July 2015. Mark this date in your diaries!

After 5 years of preparation, paperwork and perseverance, the crew from Brema Group single handedly tipped the excitement levels at raize the roof to an all time high! Kind of like this: 

In strolled these big boys; the 12 tonne excavator, prepped and ready to get their dig on.


As the rain poured and the freezing temperatures settled in, the excavation began! There were tears, many, many tears of pure elation!

And then…

We struck… well….rock!

Luckily, it was nothing these bad boys couldn’t handle!

And so it begins, the construction of the house that Canberra builds. And I must confess, it feels amazing!