Random Acts of Kid-ness … Cobs Popcorn

It is with much deliciousness that we introduce November’s Random Acts of Kid-ness and tell you all about our sponsor Cobs Popcorn!

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Cobsmacking popcorn manufacturer Cobs Popcorn has generously donated a hamper worth $100 filled to the brim of assorted Cobs Popcorn flavours such as Lightly Salted, Slightly Sweet, Coco Crunch, Butter, Sea Salt, Salted Caramel, Milk and Dark Chocolate Drizzle Caramel and more! Cobs Popcorn is Australian made using only natural ingredients, no additives, colours or preservatives and is produced in a nut-free factory. It’s the perfect guilt free snack!

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KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA’S RANDOM ACTS OF KID-NESS

What happens when a local Dad is diagnosed with terminal cancer? The community rallies around and puts on a day to remember!

Justin was diagnosed with melanoma cancer 10 years ago. He has 3 children – Alyssa 15, Nicholas 11 and Sam 6 with his wife Kelly. During this time he continued to work and strive in his career. He tolerated all of the treatments with the strongest attitude. His mantra was “I will not let cancer define me”.
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Justin – doing something that he loves!

According to Justin’s mother-in-law, “Justin would always be the first person to raise his hand in support for others in need and has been a long time volunteer to many charities playing with his band ‘Steel Crazy’ or as a duo assisting to raise funds or awareness in a variety of area’s and now he and his family are the ones in desperate need.”

After numerous treatments, Justin was finally thought to be in remission until he found out the cancer had spread to his brain and it was terminal. He and his wife Kelly, who is his rock, sat the three kids down and told them the truth. They have limited time with their Dad so they need to make the most of their time together. They then decided to do a bucket list.

Items on the bucket list included:

  • Go on a road trip around Australia
  • See Ayers rock
  • Swim with the dolphins
  • Go snorkelling on the great barrier reef
  • Take dad to all the theme parks in Queensland
  • Visit Mackay, Cairns and the Whitsundays
  • See all the beautiful scenery Australia has to offer  & to make some beautiful new memories with the kids to last them a lifetime

Kelly put some of the things off the bucket list on Facebook and so began ‘JUSTIN’S DAY’.

Justin’s Day is a chance for the community to come together to assist and show support for a well known and loved family in Seymour, Victoria. The day is being split in two parts –  a Tea Party and a Sunday Funday that will be hosted at The Royal Hotel, Seymour!

Where: The Royal Hotel, 26 Emily Street, Seymour
When: Sunday the 15th of November
Time: 9AM – 11AM
Cost: $35 per adult, $10 per child

What does it involve? A morning tea that consists of a variety of finger food, hot savouries, pastries, desserts, tea/coffee, juice and wine.

Themed as if you have just stepped into an old English tearoom, surrounded by friendly faces and delicious delicacies.There will also be entertainment throughout the morning including some fantastic acoustic performances from locals in the community.

** Bookings are essential **
Please contact the Royal Hotel at (03) 57 921 004 to secure yourself a seat at what is to be a fun filled morning.

SUNDAY FUNDAY
Where: The Royal Hotel, 26 Emily Street, Seymour
When: Sunday the 15th of November
Time: From 12 Noon onwards

What does it involve? This is going to be an exciting day filled with live entertainment, kids activities (jumping castle), raffle draws, auctions, wonderful food and even better company!

This is going to be a fantastic event for a fantastic cause! Come on down and show your support!

Donations on the day will be warmly excepted and will go straight to The Quigg family so YES bring your dancing shoes and your singing voices because we sure do want to make this a day to remember!

A bank account has been set up for Justin and his family if you would like to make a donation. Please contact info@kiddingaroundaustralia.com if you would like the details.


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Random Acts of Kid-ness … Wheel of Brisbane

We were so happy to hear about a Home Schooling group in Queensland who enjoy reading our posts! They are always looking for fun and educational things to try so we put our thinking caps on and came up with a Random Acts of Kid-ness that ticks all the boxes.

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We have a great relationship with The Wheel of Brisbane and they have generously given us two Wheel of Brisbane Ambassador Exclusive Cabin Passes for the Home Schooling kids! Not only can the kids have a great time, they can also study engineering, geography and meteorology!

I spoke with one of the parents, Katrina, who said that they all met through Homeschool Facebook Groups, as there are a huge number of groups on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane. The children still study all the same areas of the National Curriculum however they can also do external classes such as Art, Drama, Photography, Robotics/ Electronics, and Aboriginal culture from Gold Coast elders in sessions about their Art, culture and land.  There are a variety of reasons parents choose to home school their children. Some have been verbally and physically bullied at school, others have special needs and do not receive the help that they need to fit into and cope in a regular classroom setting, some children do not have special needs but may have some learning difficulties and other children have never been to a traditional school because the parents believe they can provide a better learning environment at home. From my perspective, home schooling my son has made him happier, more confident and independent. He’s thriving.”

The Wheel of Brisbane is recognised as one of the most exciting additions to the Brisbane City Skyline. With breathtaking views across the iconic Brisbane River, this must see attraction provides something for everyone, young or old, tourist or local and is a “must do” for anyone in Brisbane. All gondolas are fully enclosed and air-conditioned and seat up to 6 adults and 2 children in safety and comfort, except for the VIP gondola which seats up to 4 adults.

The Wheel of Brisbane is located in the Parklands at South Bank in the heart of Brisbane’s cultural, lifestyle and entertainment district. Cultural Forecourt, The Parklands, South Bank, Brisbane.

We can’t wait to hear about your experience kids – have a fantastic time!

MORE INFORMATION

Website: www.thewheelofbrisbane.com.au

Phone: 07 3844 3464


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Random Acts of Kid-Ness … United Cinema’s Craigieburn

When Craigieburn Central and United Cinemas Craigieburn read our July Random Acts of Kid-ness they were touched by Campbell’s story. You can read all about Campbell HERE. They reached out to us because they knew that Campbell loved the Minions and they wanted to do something special for Campbell and his family.

United Cinemas Craigieburn have generously donated 5 Grand Recliner tickets for Campbell and his family to enjoy the Minion movie in absolute luxury!

GetAttachmentUnited Cinemas Craigieburn is an eight theatre complex, with each theatre equipped with state of the art digital projection with 2k (resolution), with our screens increasing in size up to 68 ft. Every single one of our eight theatres is fitted with DOLBY ATMOS real 3D sound technology, maximising the 3D impact with 360 degree sound. Art Deco Bar and Kitchen due to open 1 August 2015. Visit us at www.unitedcinemas.com.au.

Thank you so much to United Cinemas Craigieburn for coming on board and giving this Random Act of Kid-ness to Campbell and his family! We are sure they will be thrilled!

If you live near Craigieburn, Victoria please support United Cinemas Craigieburn and Craigieburn Central!


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