Join us in supporting three incredible charities: Ocean Heroes, The Underground Collaborative and zero2hero.
Date: Wednesday 24th March, 2021
Time: 6pm – 10pm.
Location: Victory Lounge | Optus Stadium
333 Victoria Park Drive, Burswood
With Robbie Figg as the MC and Carmen Braidwood, Grant Robson and Brooke Arnott as the panel of Sharks. Read more about them below.
Tickets are limited! Make a pledge to attend – your pledge is your tax deductible donation which doubles as your ticket and includes food and beverages. So what are you waiting for? Pledge here now!
*Please note, donations will only be matched in accordance with the Macquarie staff giving policy.
Ocean Heroes was formed by Sam Moyle, Luke Hallam and Tom Johnston in 2016.
Kids growing up with autism face unique challenges that can make it difficult for them to develop self-confidence and make friends. Learning to surf offers a fun, healthy way for children to develop that confidence, boost their mood and make connections with others.
Ocean Heroes provide an opportunity for children on the autistic spectrum to take part in organised sport backed by a highly supported, safe and inclusive environment. By running events and one-on-one surfing lessons, they offer every kid the chance to experience the thrill of riding a wave.
The Underground Collaborative is a Perth-based social enterprise that provides employment and housing solutions for people experiencing, or at-risk of homelessness.
Their vision is to break the cycles of homelessness through collaboration in providing employment and housing solutions. They plan to address homelessness in 3 ways: Employment, Education and Empowerment.
Through all of these, they believe these small acts will lead to ripples and waves of change. The community will feel inspired to take action, collaborate and work together to help break the cycles of homelessness.
zero2hero envision a world where every child and young person is educated and empowered to effectively deal with mental health issues, and mental illness is dealt with openly and treated as a normal part of everyday life.
zero2hero is dedicated to increasing the understanding of mental health issues and the awareness of mental health services among children and young people through innovative programs, events, and education.
Our programs aim to unleash the heroes of today, to become the leaders of tomorrow in the campaign to promote good mental health throughout their communities.
10×10 PERTH is powered by a group of young professionals who have volunteered their time and resources to launch a crowdfunding event to support charities doing compelling community work.
10×10 connects volunteers at a local community level and together they produce live crowdfunding ‘Shark Tank’ style events which are attended by 100+ people. Each committee identifies three grassroots charities and invites them to pitch for funds from the event audience.
The event is supported by 10×10 – a 100% volunteer run organisation working to empower a new generation of passionate philanthropists and create a sustainable movement for grassroots giving.
THE MC | ROBBIE FIGG
One of Australia’s most dynamic event hosts – The MC and host of choice for organisations such as Optus Stadium, ABC Grandstand, Perth Zoo, St John Ambulance, Perth Glory, Synergy, Therapy Focus, GPJ, professional awards nights & gala events – as well as nationally touring with heavily attended events like Oktoberfest in the Gardens, he has one of the more exciting presenter CVs in Australia. Client confidence in Robbie comes from his professional approach to every occasion, combined with humour and the ability to think on his feet under a variety of circumstances. His “everyday job” sees him as a lead facilitator and General Manager at the award-winning social enterprise, WA’s own, Happiness Co.
THE SHARK | CARMEN BRAIDWOOD
Carmen is a media professional with two decades’ experience in commercial radio and television. A familiar face and voice to Perth audiences in particular, she’s worked as a presenter, producer, program manager and newsreader for most of the country’s major media companies, in a career that’s taken her all over Australia.
Today, Carmen is in demand as a corporate Media Trainer. She provides one-on-one coaching and workshops for businesses and experts who want to trade their awkward, unprofessional moments in front of the camera for the polish of a true broadcast professional. Her Confidence on Camera coaching method has been credited with helping some of Australia and New Zealand’s most senior executives and successful business operators become the authority in their space and “Mini TV Presenters” in their own right.
THE SHARK | GRANT ROBSON
Grant is the Head of Client Relationships, Executive Director at Macquarie Group Limited.
He is a commerce graduate of the University of Western Australia and a Chartered Accountant. He joined Macquarie in 1999 to establish the Business Banking division in Perth.
Grant, a highly experienced banking and finance professional assists Australian business owners achieve their ambitions.
After a long career leading Macquarie’s Business Bank, in 2016, Grant relocated to Melbourne and commenced a new role as Head of Client Relationships for Macquarie Business Banking. He has since returned to Perth and continues in that role.
THE SHARK | BROOKE ARNOTT
MYOB Bookkeeping Practice of the Year 2018
Brooke is a highly experienced Small Business Advisor, BAS Agent, multi award winning MYOB Certified Consultant and Xero Certified Advisor with knowledge and skills across a wide range of different industries and businesses.
Her ability to assist clients in empowering their business finances by providing Bookkeeping Services, MYOB and Xero Training and Business Administration Services is proven in the success of her business today.
In 2016 she created The Small Business Lounge, a boutique space catering to the diverse needs of small business owners. Located in Oxford Street, Mt Hawthorn, The Small Business Lounge offers services such as Bookkeeping, Advisory, Business Plans, Coaching, Marketing, Social Media Management, Websites, Workshops, and Venue Hire.
Optus Stadium was voted the Most Beautiful Sports Facility in the World in the Prix Versailles 2019 international architecture awards.
Optus Stadium is owned by the Western Australian State Government and proudly operated by VenuesLive. Construction of the venue began in December 2013, with the Stadium officially opening on Sunday 21 January 2018.
The Stadium and the surrounding Park is located east of the Perth Central Business District, on the Burswood Peninsula. With views of the picturesque Swan River and Perth city in the west and the foothills in the east, this 60,000 seat, world-class, multi-purpose Stadium hosts a variety of sports and entertainment events, including Australian Football League, International and Big Bash League cricket, soccer, rugby league and union, plus concerts.
Thank you to our generous sponsors – without them this event would not be possible.
Looking for a way to get more meaningfully involved with your community?
Here’s how you can get involved with Ocean Heroes, The Underground Collaborative and zero2hero.
As an Ocean Heroes volunteer, you have the option of helping out on the beach (registrations, donning wetsuits and lifejackets, handing out certificates etc.) or in the water (surfing with participants, an extra help around the participants and their paired surfer).
The Underground Collaborative love meeting people who have shared value, and they always want help! They’re looking for passionate open-minded individuals, who can work as part of a team, don’t mind getting their hands a little dirty and would like to be a part of something special.
There’s a role in the zero2hero mission for every single person. Use your superpowers to participate in one of their programs, attend an event, join the team, contribute to the conversation, or support the cause. You can also help in event planning, admin, PR & marketing or become a Camp Hero.