Three Hunter-based charities walk away with their share in $100k

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Find out the results of our special pitch night event, as three incredible charities receive $100k in funding to support health and wellbeing initiatives in the Hunter community.

On Wednesday, 17 October we celebrated 10 years of giving by hosting a special pitch night event, Pitch for a Healthy Cause.

The night saw three incredible Hunter-based charities, Waves of Wellness, Share the Dignity and the Australian Institute of Neuro-Rehabilitation come together to pitch for their share in $100,000.

The Australian Institute of Rehabilitation (AIN) received the highest funding with $39,000 to provide additional robotic therapy sessions to local residents living with physical disabilities.

  
Share the Dignity received a total of $33,400, which will go towards installing further Dignity Vending Machines containing basic sanitary items in the Hunter region for women experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. 

While Waves of Wellness took home $27,600 to support the design and pilot of a new trauma specific surf program for young people in the Hunter struggling with mental health. 

Joel Pilgrim (CEO & Founder, WOW), Emily Wilson (National Lead for the Vending Machine Initiative, Share the Dignity) and Trish Leonard (Founder & Executive Officer, AIN) had six minutes each to pitch for their cause in front of a crowd of around 100 guests who each were given $900 of nib foundation funding to pledge to the charity they believed was most deserving on the night.

The Pitch for a Healthy Cause event was a great opportunity to celebrate a big decade of giving, with over $17 million in funding provided to more than 120 partners to help people and communities live healthier lives.

Take a look at 10 years with nib foundation here