The Usher Cup is once again making its presence felt across South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales with the 2022 event set to be bigger and better across the board.
The prize purse is bigger, we’ve attracted even more sponsors, and we’re launching a new fundraising initiative to directly assist 10 local charities.
Due to the generosity of our partners and the local community, the inaugural Usher Cup surf contest raised an incredible $60,000 which was distributed across four exceptionally worthy charities.
As preparations ramp up for the 2022 event, Usher Cup founders have announced the $10k for TEN campaign – in association with the grassroots surf contest, the event will be raising funds to directly contribute $10,000 to ten local charities across South East Queensland.
In addition, the winning Boardrider Clubs – 1st, 2nd and 3rd will receive $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 respectively, to be donated to a charity of their choice.
Selection of the ten charities was performed in collaboration with challenge based charity App Fund My Challenge, which assists to amplify the message, reach and awareness for non-for-profit organisations. Operating for nearly twelve months, Fund My Challenge utilises a strict vetting process prior to onboarding charities and causes which ensures Usher Cup is only working with charities that are committed to raising and distributing funds directly to where they are needed most, as quickly as possible.
The Usher Cup is proud to support the following charities:
Arcadia College offers an alternative approach to education for young people who have disengaged from mainstream schooling. Catering for a diverse range of students’ needs, they provide a holistic approach to give students the best opportunities to build their future pathways and lives.
Animal Welfare League Queensland
Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) create a brighter future for animals in need. They work hard so that every companion animal has a safe and caring environment where their intrinsic needs are respected and met, providing assistance and medical care to animals across the state.
White Cloud Foundation
White Cloud endeavours to provide early access to treatment and support for people living with or at risk of depression, increasing awareness and support services across the southeast coast.
Gold Coast Hospital Foundation
The Gold Coast Hospital Foundation is a local community organisation that raises funds to support patients and their families by delivering local health programs and projects across the coast.
The Sanctuary provides refuge for women and children escaping domestic violence whilst they get back on their feet. Funded entirely by donations, this charity relies on the generosity of the community to continue its support services on the southern Gold Coast.
Friends with Dignity
Friends with Dignity helps support survivors of domestic violence after leaving everything behind – working in collaboration with refuge and crisis centres, they provide practical programs to assist survivors. Friends with Dignity aims to reduce the tolerance of such a crime as they step up, speak out and support.
Currumbin Wildlife Hospital
The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital helps to treat, rehabilitate, and release sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife to Australia’s fauna, whilst providing support and sanctuary for those who are unfit to be released.
Serving our People
A charity created in the heart of the pandemic, Serving our People aspires to help those in the community who are at risk. They provide delivery services, food, and companionship as well as health and fitness support.
The Preston Campbell Foundation
The Preston Campbell Foundation provides inspiration and mentorship to young Indigenous Australians to achieve their aspirations and dreams, creating connections with their culture, sense of place and wellbeing.
Gold Coast Volunteering
Gold Coast Volunteering works to support and enrich the home and community care services in whatever capacity possible with a strong volunteer contribution across the Gold Coast.
Usher Cup is extremely proud to launch the #10kforTEN campaign with the founders spending time visiting the organisations to see first hand the impact they are having across the community. We look forward to sharing these stories with you.
To support the work of these amazing charities, please visit https://ushercup.fundmychallenge.com/ and donate today.