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At Aurora Adventures we pride ourselves on making a difference to your life and the lives of others through supporting and promoting charities that are close to the hearts of our team. An integral part of any Aurora Adventure is the commitment of our clients to fundraise and support a chosen charity as part of their adventure journey.  What differentiates Aurora Adventures from other fundraising challenge companies is there is NO ADMINISTRATION COST CHARGED to the Charities we partner with on our fundraising challenges.This ensures your fundraising goes where it is supposed to go, to your chosen cause.

If you have a charity close to your heart that is not listed, advise us when making your enquiry about your adventure and we will contact them on your behalf. For charities and non-profit organisations that are interested in joining our fundraising list or who would like to organise a team challenge for a cause please contact us for more information.  For more details about the charities Aurora supports please see the details below.


AEIOU Alzheimer's Association Queensland Black Dog Children's Health Foundation
Commando Welfare Trust Commando Welfare Trust endeavour eighty twenty vision
hke 4 hunfer Kokoda Track legacy Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland
ms white ribbon youcare Westmead Medical Research Foundation
White Cloud Foundation Mates in Construction Cerebral Palsy League Bravehearts
Solider On Icon cancer care Icon cancer care


The AEIOU Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation and Queensland's only part-time and full-time early education program for children aged two-and-a-half to five years who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Each AEIOU centre is staffed with full-time specialist early childhood teachers, speech pathologists, occupational and music therapists.

In addition to providing early education, AEIOU also funds research through the Australian Catholic University ARC Linkage project. This worthwhile project provides new strategies to help engage children with autism in learning activities whilst providing educators with many effective intervention techniques.

AEIOU is funded by parent fees, fundraising, donations and some government support. The organisation has the ongoing challenge of having to raise additional funds for vital early education and research.

Black Dog

The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder. Depression impacts one in five Australians and according to the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) depression will be the number one cause of disability by 2030. Exercise is a great way to lift mood and relieve some symptoms of depression. The Institute has undertaken research into the benefits of exercise and how it impacts on your mental health. Research has shown that people who exercise regularly experience fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld)

Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld)’s mission is to reduce the impact of dementia on the community. We do this by providing education, information and support for people with dementia, their families and carers. We also work to raise public awareness and understanding of dementia in the wider community.

Children's Health Foundation

The Children’s Health Foundation helps to work wonders for sick kids right across Queensland. Everything they do is made possible by the generosity of their donors. This support allows them to fund medical research that seeks faster diagnoses, better treatments and ultimately cures for some of the most devastating childhood illnesses and injuries. Donations to the Foundation are also directed to hospital and laboratory equipment, family support services as well as entertainment facilities and programs for children in hospital and their siblings. The Foundation also supports prevention and education programs around health issues across Queensland. The 500-strong team of volunteers work tirelessly to bring smiles and laughter to sick kids and to provide welcome support to their families.

Commando Welfare Trust

The dangers faced by Commandos and supporting Special Operations Command members are great whether they are on operations or preparing to deploy. Of the  ADF members killed since Australia entered the Afghanistan conflict nearly half have come from soldiers whose families this trust is established to protect.

The families of these dedicated Australians deserve to first of all have peace of mind that should the worst happen they will be cared for. The Commando Welfare Trust has been created to support both initial emergency funding and then long term financial requirements of families in times of hardship where existing funding or grants or entitlements no longer provide support

Commando Welfare Trust

Cure Our Kids

Cure Our Kids is a privately funded organisation that is proud to have been supporting the Oncology Unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for 10 years to date. Our funds are directed towards providing vital and practical support to children battling childhood cancer and the families who love them.

Cure Our Kids grants children with cancer life-affirming experiences that promote their emotional wellbeing and develop their confidence.

Cure Our Kids also works to empower those same children’s families to cope with the many painful challenges that childhood cancer presents. Our support helps ensure that families, in turn, have the strength and resilience to give their sick child the emotional support they need.

Endeavour Foundation

Endeavour Foundation is one of the largest non-government disability service providers in Australia. The range of services they provide include accommodation, aged support, children focused services, employment opportunities, education programs in literacy, technology and social skills and lifestyle opportunities.

They support more than 3,350 people with a disability, from 230 locations in Queensland and New South Wales. Endeavour is one of Queensland’s oldest charities, founded in 1951 by a group of mothers who wanted to educate their children with an intellectual disability.

hike4hunger & The Hunger Project


hike4hunger is a campaign of the Hunger Project that aims to raise awareness about the global hunger crisis, build solidarity behind those afflicted by hunger and encourage new behaviours in both the privileged and underprivileged worlds to close this gap.  It is an international, community-led initiative based in Australia.  Money raised will go towards food banks, agricultural and technological innovations, community framing, diversification and micro-finance programs in one of our countries of greatest need.

Eighty Twenty Vision

Eightytwenty Vision began in 2009 following a trip David and Luke made to Zimbabwe in 2008. Faced with the inequality present between those in poverty and themselves, they desired to be a part of bringing change. Eightytwenty Vision has been working with the people of Nkayi, Zimbabwe since 2009, helping the community to increase their capacity to sustain themselves and their communities. Eightytwenty Vision believes that a sustainable future is achieved by providing people with the skills necessary to empower themselves and in the future begin to empower other communities.

Kokoda Track Foundation

The Kokoda Track Foundation is an Australian philanthropic organisation which aims to repay the selfless help given to Australia during WWII by the ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’ of Papua New Guinea by helping to improve the lives and futures of their descendants.

The Foundation achieves this by assisting with their education and healthcare, by trying to protect their environment, by helping to foster the growth of an eco-friendly trekking and tourism industry from which they can benefit, by working to keep the story of Kokoda alive, and by seeking to identify and foster the next generation of PNG leaders.


Legacy is dedicated to caring for the families of deceased veterans. Today Legacy's caring and compassionate service assists over 100,000 widows and 1900 children and dependants with a disability. Legacy is a voluntary organisation drawn from all walks of life. Our support and services include the dependants of today's Australian Defence Force who lose their lives as a result of their military service.

Legacy is dedicated to enhancing the lives and opportunities of our families through innovative and practical programs aimed at:

  • -The protection of individuals and families basic needs;
  • -Advocating for their entitlements, rights and benefits;
  • -Assisting families through bereavement; and
  • -Helping people thrive, despite their adversity and loss.

Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland

Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland provides a range of free support services to people who have been affected by a diagnosis of leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorder.

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland delivers range of free services to patients and their families, including free accommodation in Brisbane or Townsville for those needing to leave their homes in regional and rural Queensland to be close to major treatment centres. As well as information and advice, disease-specific workshops, free patient transport, and financial assistance where necessary. Your fundraising enables us to continue investing more than $1 million a year in medical research projects seeking better treatments and cures.

Multiple Sclerosis Society

Multiple Sclerosis is thought to be an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. In MS, the immune system, which usually works to protect the body, mistakenly starts to attack the body’s own tissue. MS Queensland is a non-profit organisation that aims to promote research to cure multiple sclerosis and to facilitate equitable, high-quality and specialised services for the benefit of people with MS.

They also provide accurate and timely information from leading MS researchers and clinicians for people with MS, their family, friends, and healthcare providers.MS Queensland play a pivotal role in quality control and ensuring that people with MS are having their needs met, and in advocating on their behalf.

White Ribbon Foundation

The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest global male-led movement to stop violence against women.  White Ribbon engages and enables men and boys to lead this social change. Statistics show that one in three Australian women report having experienced physical or sexual violence by the age of 15. These women are our mothers, our daughters, our wives, our girlfriends, our colleagues and friends.

In Australia, White Ribbon works to prevent violence by changing attitudes and behaviours. The prevention work is driven through social marketing, Ambassadors and initiatives in schools, universities, sporting codes and workplaces.

White Ribbon is a not-for-profit organisation that relies on the support and generosity of individuals, corporate and community partners, and governments.


Youngcare was established in 2005 following the inspirational story of one woman’s battle to find relevant and dignified care. Currently more than 6,500 young Australians (under the age of 65) with full-time care needs are living in aged care simply because there are few alternatives (The Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee 2005). There are also 700,000 more young Australians being cared for at home by family and friends (Australian Institute of Health & Welfare 2007).

Youngcare is committed to raising awareness of the issue across the nation so that they can drive change and create real choices for young Australians and their families.

Westmead MRF

At Westmead Medical Research Foundation, we believe everyone who is sick deserves the best possible medical treatment and care. It is our mission to help make that possible. Donations help us fund life-saving research, and the compassionate care of those who are seriously unwell, at Westmead's hospital and research units.

White Cloud Foundation

Depression does not discriminate, by age, gender, profession, income level, education, nor geographic location. Sufferers range from children to teens, Gen X & Y, to our baby boomers, and our respected older Australians.

Current resources and facilities are already being challenged and funding for health care is unlikely to adequately meet present, let alone, future demands.

At the White Cloud Foundation we aim to break down the barriers to access treatment and support for people, families and carers living with depression.

Mates in Construction

MIC Helps to deliver better mental health and wellbeing outcomes for Queensland construction workers. MIC is a model for delivering better mental health and wellbeing outcomes for workers within the Queensland building and construction industry. The model is based on the idea that suicide prevention is too large a task in the construction industry simply to be left to health professionals and Employee Assistance Programs. The MATES in Construction program focuses on making better and more useful connections between workers in the industry and external professionals.

Cerebral Palsy League

Every 14 hours, a child in Australia is born with cerebral palsy, making it the most common childhood physical disability.

The Cerebral Palsy League is a non-profit organisation that provides vital support to more than 5,000 children and adults with cerebral palsy and physical disabilities. We believe everybody has the same right to a fulfilling life.

We provide services every day, at every stage of our clients’ lives and have been doing so for over 60 years in thousands of homes, schools, communities and workplaces across Queensland.

We work alongside our clients to provide individualised programs so they can fulfil their passions, participate in their communities and express their creativity.


Bravehearts' key purpose is to educate, empower and protect Australian kids from sexual assault.Our Vision is to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child by 2020. To achieve this we depend on business, government and community support. This will ensure continued delivery of our school-based prevention programs as well as training, counselling, support and advocacy for survivors. It will also allow continued research and important legislative reform agenda.

Solider On

Soldier On is about Australians coming together to show their support for our physically and psychologically wounded; we will always have their backs. We work to enhance recovery, inspire communities and empower Australia's wounded, giving those who have served our country the dignity they deserve and the chance to do and be whatever they choose.

Icon Cancer Foundation

Icon Cancer Foundation is the not-for-profit arm of Icon Cancer Care and delivers one of the most comprehensive cancer trial programs in Australia to support new and emerging treatments.

Founded in 1988 as the HOCA Research Centre, the Foundation gives patients access to emerging treatments that have the potential to improve or extend quality of life. We aim to improve patient access to clinical trials and to facilitate more trials so more emerging treatments can be approved in Australia and made available through the Prescription Benefits Scheme (PBS).

The Foundation supports a large cohort of clinical trials sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry, along with unfunded and collaborative studies undertaken in partnership with various universities and collaborative groups such as ANZBCTG, ALLG, AGITG and ANZGOG.

With around 100 clinical trials at various stages across Icon Cancer Care centres, the Foundation has established a solid reputation for Phase 2 and 3 trials, due to our capacity to recruit quickly from a wide patient base.

Icon Cancer Foundation was recognised in 2013 as Best Site at the Association of Regulatory and Clinical Scientists (ARCS) Inaugural Clinical Trial Awards - Australia and New Zealand.

The Foundation also supports research into improving patient outcomes and is investing in cancer care co-ordinators to provide a more integrated approach to treatment and patient support.

With your generosity and support, we can continue to make a difference for patients in their fight against cancer.

MND and Me Foundation

The MND and Me Foundation Limited is a not for profit organisation that was formed to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and its' impact in the community. We saw the desperate need to assist people living with MND and their families to maintain their independence and quality of life for as long as possible. The Foundation intends to contribute financially toward research into finding a cure, but until one is found, our major objectives are to ensure those who have to live with this terrible disease and their families are supported by the Foundation both in financial and non-financial ways.