In the wake of the recent bushfires that have had a devastating impact on communities and the environment across our nation, Sony Foundation Australia recognises there are going to be many long term effects that Australians will be coping with for some time to come.
In light of this, Sony Foundation Australia will work in collaboration organisations on the ground to help support young Australians in communities most affected in the aftermath of the bushfires with the launch of a special Bushfire Appeal.
Sony Foundation Australia, the charity backed by the Sony group of companies, will kick start the initiative with a $200,000 donation with additional revenue to be raised during their annual Twitch Charity Stream, “Gaming4Life”, to be held 1-23 February, 2020 and other fundraisers.
Research shows that following a natural disaster, 27% of children and adolescents suffered moderate or severe PTSD. Natural disasters are a unique form of trauma being distinguished by the loss of one’s local services, social networks, community hall or sports club and opportunities for social gatherings.
Sony Foundation Australia previously provided assistance following the 2009 Black Saturday Fires and 2011 Queensland floods. Most notably a $2 million donation to fund a youth centre in the community of Goodna, Queensland to support traumatised youth by providing a safe place and social activities – a centre that is still a key part of the community today.
1 - 23 February 2020
We’re calling on Twitch streamers and the gaming community to take part to help us raise funds to support our Bushfire Appeal.
Host a charity stream on your Twitch channel at any time between 1 - 23 February, 2020 and you (and your audience/donors) could win major prizes and merchandise packs from our supporting partners Sony Australia Ltd and Club Med Resorts.
The major prize is a 7 nights all inclusive holiday at Club Med Bali* (T&C's apply)
Incentives for Streamers when the following fundraising milestones are achieved;
- $100 – Gaming4Life 2020 Limited Edition Tee
- $500 – entry into the raffle to win Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000 and Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones valued at $848
- $1000 – entry into the raffle to win Sony HandyCam AX33 and Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones valued at $1198
- $1500 –entry into the raffle to win Sony HandyCam AX53 and Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones $1398
- $2000 –entry into the raffle to win the major prize – Club Med Holiday in Bali for 7 nights*T&C’s apply
Incentives for Donors;
- Every $100 donation enters you in the raffle to win the major prize – Club Med Holiday in Bali for 7 nights*T&C’s apply
- When you donate $50 – automatically get a Gaming4Life 2020 Limited Edition Tee
T&Cs: The Major Prize consists of the following which shall be arranged for the winner: The Major Prize is valid for a 7 nights stay for 2 adults at Club Med Bali in a Deluxe Room; All-day gourmet dining at multiple resort restaurants, offering local delicacies and cuisine from around the world; Premium open bar (beer, wine by the glass, spirits, sodas and cocktails); Activities in the resort such as yoga, gym and fitness classes, tennis and SUP plus other traditional Balinese must-try experiences. The Major Prize holiday must be booked within 3 month before departure for high season and 1 months before departure for low season; The Major Prize valid until 30 September, 2020. Blackouts over peak travel periods apply, including but not limited to Christmas and New Year, school holidays, Chinese New Year and Golden Week, and other peak travel periods. The Major Prize does not include: flights, airport transfers, local expenses, tours, rental gear, exclusive honeymoon package, additional child minding services, spa treatments, motorized sports and other activities and alcohol that are available at extra cost; and The Major Prize does not include travel insurance. The raffles for the major prize will be drawn on February 28, 2020 at 10am AEDT at Sony Foundation Australia – 11-19 Hargrave Street, Darlinghurst 2011. For full T&C's for the prizes please click below.