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BfHY Update 21st September, Keith Sutherland and more

Hi there BfHY supporters and volunteers.

Our campaign continues to get more exciting and grow in momentum every week, and before We know it the Tin Rattle, CD Launch and Charity Dinner on the  of October will be right up on us.

We have a patron!

We are very proud to announce that well known Bendigo community advocate Keith Sutherland has joined our team as patron. Keith has been helping us in the background for a long time, and it’s great to have him officially part of our team.

The CD

The Bendigo Youth choir have added their voices to the song, so now it’s time for final mixing and mastering for the final product. We’re already very proud of how it’s all coming together with many thanks and respect to all the great local artists who have contributed.

Latest news

Donations can now be made on-line via the Community Enterprise Foundation visit the BfHY website to donate.

Luke and the BfHY team have been spotted in the Bendigo Advertiser and the latest copy of X Magazine over the last couple of weeks – momentum is definitely building.

The Big Launch – 20″‘ October

Don’t forget our CD Launch and Charity Dinner on the 20th of October at the Bendigo Town Hall.

We are currently looking for items for our auction and raffle on the night, if you can help please Contact us.

Father Bob Maguire is looking forward to spending some time with us, Taylor and Cameron Henderson and Soul Child will be providing entertainment for the evening, and of course we will be performing our song ‘Home’.

Get in quick for your tickets, go to our website at to buy them – better still, buy a table! Don’t forget that anyone who volunteers for the tin-rattle that day will receive a discount on their ticket. lf you’ve registered as a volunteer we will get you the discount code – drop us an email and we’ll fix that up for you!

Unplugged for Charity

Our September 163th event saw a massive turn up from the DeAraugo family with AD from Star FM and his Australian Idol winning sister Kate spending sometime up on stage entertaining – and they’ll be back for a big day of live music, from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Sunday 25th of November at the Golden Vine – put it in your diary now!

Tin Rattle Volunteers

Have you volunteered yet? Goto our website and volunteer as a tin-rattler on the 20th of October, amongst other rewards for our helpers, you’ll get the onportunitv to purchase discounted tickets to the dinner.

Thanks for your support; we look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon – let’s do this for Bendigo!

Luke & the BfHY Team

Luke meets the Myer Family

We had the pleasure of meeting the Myer Family and representatives of other major philanthropic organisations as part of a presentation by Ken from Haven. Luke told the story of why he started the BfHY movement and they are all enthusiastically supportive of the project – invites to the BfHY fundraising dinner were issued and we hope to see them all on the 20th of October – have you got your tickets yet?

Unplugged for Charity fundraiser September 16th Golden Vine Hotel

Unplugged for Charity Fundraiser
Saturday, September 16th @ Golden Vine Hotel
1:00pm – 4:00pm
BENDIGO for Homeless Youth presents the next in our series of charity events showcasing local talent. Proudly sponsored by Bendigo Bank, Bendigo Community Telco and 91.9 STAR FM.
1.00 – 1.45pm Judy Judy ”Young talented singer/songwriter
2.00 – 2.45pm Seb N Sarah ”Bendigo’s very own funky acoustic duo”
3.00 – 4.00pm The Loungeroom Lizards – ”Leigh Turner and Chris Morley play the songs of Crowded House”.
More information can be found here at our facebook page event:!/events/267440716701093/

Local musicians raise funds for Bendigo’s homeless youth

Bendigo for Homeless Youth musiciansBendigo, Friday 31 August 2012: Tickets are now on sale for the Bendigo for Homeless Youth gala
dinner, which will be held at the Bendigo Town Hall on Saturday 20 October 2012.

On any given night in Australia, more than 44,500 people are homeless. Nearly half of these are under
the age of 25. Surprisingly, there are over 700 children in Bendigo who don’t have a stable living
environment; they just need a home.

To combat this growing local issue, a group of Bendigo musicians have combined to form Bendigo for
Homeless Youth and are using their talents to write, record and release a charity mini-album to raise
$100,000 for the cause.

As well as selling the mini-album, Bendigo for Homeless Youth is raising funds through a series of local
‘Unplugged for Charity’ fundraising events.

Bendigo for Homeless Youth organiser, Luke Owens said funds raised would support a housing project
being developed by local community housing group, Haven.

“We wanted to see our fundraising efforts go towards an outcome that was part of a long-term solution,”
Mr Owens said.

“We were pleased to be able to meet with Haven and gain a better understanding of what can be done to
address homelessness at a local level.”

Mr Owens said the group would officially launch its mini-album at the dinner on October 20, performing
the charity single ‘Home’ for the first time.

“In addition to the launch, the dinner will also feature a range of guest speakers, including Father Bob
Maguire, a charity auction and live entertainment by Australia’s Got Talent finalists, Cameron and Taylor

“Our fundraising campaign will culminate with a live performance of ‘Home’ and a cheque presentation to
Haven at the Rotary Club of Bendigo Community Carols in December.

“To make a lasting difference, we need the support of our community. That’s why we’re encouraging as
many people and businesses as possible to buy tickets to the dinner, make a donation or purchase
Bendigo for Homeless Youth merchandise.”

Organisations already contributing to the cause include Bendigo Community Telco, Bendigo Bank, Star
FM Bendigo, City of Greater Bendigo, Peter Meade IT and Lead On Australia.

Tickets are on sale now at $120 for individuals, $500 for a group of five and $1000 for a table of ten. A
$100 early bird discount is available for those who get in quickly and purchase a table.

To purchase your ticket, make a donation or buy merchandise visit
Media enquiries: Luke Owens 0467 301 803

Buy Gala Dinner Fundraiser Tickets

BfHY movement update 27-8-2012

BfHY T-ShirtOur campaign continues to get more exciting and grow in momentum every week, so we’re going to be sending out regular updates to supporters in the lead up to the CD Launch and Charity Dinner on the 20th of October. Please read all the updates from Luke Owens about the CD, Homeless you shelter, The Big launch, Unplugged for Youth, and Tin Rattle Volunteers. Click to button to read.

  Read Latest BfHY Update 

Also the new T-Shirts available, so please order your copy today.

Buy Your BfHY T-Shirts Now!


Father Bob Maguire; a Massive Community Advocate

Father Bob Maguire is a massive community advocate and well known Catholic priest. He recently visited Bendigo to meet with Bendigo for Homeless Youth supporters, and has offered to be a guest speaker at the Gala Dinner Fundraiser Event in October. Father Bob has done more than just show his support for our local fundraising appeal, Bendigo for Homeless Youth, he has given hope to those in need.

Fr Bob Maguire Foundation

Unplugged for Charity fundraiser August 19th Golden Vine Hotel

Bendigo Bank
Sunday, August 19, 2012 3:00pm until 6:00pm at The Golden Vine Hotel

Bendigo Community TelcoBENDIGO for Homeless Youth presents the next in our series of charity events showcasing local talent. Proudly sponsored by Bendigo Bank, Bendigo Community Telco and 91.9 STAR FM.91.9 Bendigo Star FM


3:00-3:45 CHRIS MORLEY – The “Human Juke-box”

4:00-4:45 LEIGH TURNER – Performs Original Songs

5:00-6:00 THOMAS TUENA – Songs from “The River”

More information can be found at our Facebook page here Bendigo For Homeless Youth – Unplugged for Charity Aug 19

Bendigo For Homeless Youth

in Australia, there are over 44,500 homeless people. Nearly half of those are under 25 year of age. There are over hundreds of children in Bendigo, who are without a place to live, they just need a home.

Bendigo musicians have answered the call to unite and address homelessness in the local Bendigo community by putting their talents to good use, to write and record a CD album to be released in October.

Fundraising merchandise will include T-Shirts and Wristbands available for purchase. Throughout the year all proceeds go towards raising the $100,000 for organisations directly supporting the homeless youth of Bendigo.

Of course there’s the ‘Unplugged for Charity’ fundraiser events held every third Sunday of the month at the Golden Vine hotel. A stunning line up of artists will be performing, again every dollar goes directly to the cause.

Together we can raise the $100,000 before Christmas time.

Under the covers at 91.9 Star FM Bendigo For Homeless Youth

91.9 Bendigo Star FMBe listening to Star FM this Monday morning because they will doing it live for Bendigo For Homeless Youth, on Under the Covers with Al and A.D…

Each Monday morning a #BFHY artist will sing and play to raise awareness for the problem of Homeless Youth in Bendigo. The aim is to raise $100,000 by Christmas time. With money going to local community organisations equipped with dealing with the situation, they need funding.

So tune in to our good friends Al and A.D. 91.9 Star FM this Monday and every other. Check them out on Facebook too Al and A.D for breakfast – 91.9 Star Fm Bendigo | Facebook