Normie’s Charities

Macular Degeneration (MD)
Normie is a supporter of this organization.
Macular Degeneration (MD) is the leading cause of blindness in Australia, affecting central vision. MD is primarily age related and most frequently affects people over the age of 50. One in seven people over the age of 50 are affected by the disease and the incidence increases with age. It is sometimes referred to as Age Related Macular Degeneration or ‘AMD’.

Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia
The “Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia” website has been designed with two purposes in mind. The first, to provide information of special or current interest to Australian Vietnam veterans. The second, to provide for students of all ages, historical context, information about Australia’s involvement in the war, Australian units, servicemen and servicewomen.

Our aim is to present a wide range of information that will be of interest and value to veterans and those who are seeking general information on the RSL and Australia’s military heritage.

Kidney Health Australia
The principle objectives of Kidney Health Australia are to provide a range of programs designed to cater to the needs of the following groups:

•     kidney patients and their families

•     the general public

•     health professionals

•     supporters, volunteers, student

•     State and Federal Government

•     State and Federal Health Departments

•     organisations providing goods and services for the care of the kidneys and urinary tract

anyone who is affected by kidney disease of have a particular interest in kidney health

Young Diggers
Young Diggers provides services like compensation, welfare, military to civilian transition and family advice for all serving and ex-serving personnel of the Australian or New Zealand Defence Forces.Whether you, or a family member, has served in the Army, Navy or Air Force on operational deployment or during peace time, or Australian Federal Police who have served on peacekeeping missions, we are here for you.Our main objective is to enhance and maintain your quality of life.We provide all combat and non-combat veterans with:a confidential service a non-military organisation who understandsa non-government organisation you can trusteasy to talk to ex-military volunteers who have been therea voice, in a safe environment, where you can share your feelings and experiences with othersAll our information and services are free. We can assist you with accessing counselling services, tools and information on overcoming the difficulties of serving in the Defence Force, including military to civilian transition, sexual harassment and disorders like PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), plus much more.

Soldier On
Soldier On is about Australians coming together to show their support for our wounded. It’s about telling our diggers that we will always have their back; that we will remember those who have come home, as well as those that have died. It’s about giving the wounded the dignity they deserve and the chance to do and be whatever they choose. Soldier On is about the ANZAC spirit, and mateship and all Australians keeping their promise to take care of our wounded warriors.

Vietnam Veterans
We represent former, as well as, current members of the defence force, and their families.We represent veterans of all conflicts from World War II to Afghanistan, including Peacekeeping and Peacemaking Missions.We have many years experience helping with claims in all of the Military Compensation schemes, with fully trained ‘TIP’ qualified Pensions officers.If your initial claim has been unreasonably rejected we have experienced Advocates to prepare and present an appeal to the Veterans Review Board.Should an appeal to the Veterans Review Board be unsuccessful we can, for entitled veterans, arrange legal representation and legal aid for Administrative Appeals Tribunal hearings.We offer assistance to families of veterans including War-Widow.

Friends Of The Memorial
Here is their spirit, in the heart of the land they loved; and here we guard the record, which they themselves made. Charles Bean, 1948The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.Corporate Overview:The Australian War Memorial is established as a corporation by the Australian War Memorial Act 1980. The functions of the Memorial and the powers of the Memorial, the Minister, the Council, the Chairman and the Director are outlined in the Act. The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs has portfolio responsibility for the Memorial, which is a statutory authority within the portfolio. The Council is responsible for the conduct and control of the affairs of the Memorial and the policy of the Memorial with respect to any matters determined by the Council.The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society. The functions of the Memorial are detailed in section 5(1) of the Act.The Memorial consists of three sub-programs: National Collection, Public Programs and Corporate Services.

Life Education Australia

Life Education is the largest non-government provider of drug and health education to children and young people, Australia wide. We have a Vision of all Australian’s enjoying life free from the effects of drug misuse. Our Mission is to empower the young to make the best choices for a safe life, through our leading drug and health education programs. We are a registered charity, independent of both government and religion. We are national in reach, operating in all States and Territories. We work with and through schools. We work at scale. In 2010 we worked in 3,200 schools (1). Each of these schools self-selected to partner with us, purchase our services (2) and make available our program to 610,000 students in their care. Operating since 1979, in excess of 4 million students have participated in our program over the past 32 years.

Variety The Children’s Charity
Variety – the Children’s Charity is a national not-for-profit organisation empowering children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs. All donor funds raised are directed back into the local communities of Australia To find out more information please click on your local state website from the menu above. Variety – the Children’s Charity empowers children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn. With the help of dedicated volunteers and generous individual and corporate supporters, Variety – the Children’s Charity is able to offer three core programs: freedom, care and future. It’s through these programs that Variety – the Children’s Charity can deliver a unique range of goods and services to assist with the specific needs of individual children, across a diverse spectrum of physical, emotional and financial conditions. As Variety – the Children’s Charity purchases and grants the equipment or services directly – you can be sure every dollar gets through to where it is needed most.

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