Tubes 4 boobs
The Sydney Junction Hotel supporting local charities and community organisations
Community engagement and corporate social responsibility has been a pivotal aspect of the Sydney Junction Hotels values and goals as a business in the Hunter. As a hotel, truely believing that using their platform to give back to the community is one of the true successes of business. Since the initiation of Local Legends and incorporating the Skip-the-Line initiative, The Sydney Junction Hotel feels they have been given the opportunity to make a positive impact on fundraising campaigns for local events, charities and organisations for the Newcastle and Hunter community.
Tubes 4 Boobs is a local Newcastle based surfing competition in its third year thats goal is first and foremost to raise awareness for Breast Cancer by supporting Cancer Council NSW Pink Ribbon and then in turn bringing the Newcastle community together in raising funds for the organisation. With a huge goal of hoping to raise $100, 000 in 5 years, Tubes 4 Boobs in its third year is well on its way to achieving this target. This is the first year that the Sydney Junction Hotel has come onboard to support the event and fundraising goal, and are looking forward to a continued partnership with the event in the future.
Tubes 4 Boobs was born when Courtney, a local Newcastle girls mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer is 2012 and the her grandmother 2 years later in 2014. The real life effects of this disease impacted her life and she felt inspired and obliged to raise more awareness and money for the fight against Breast cancer. Inspiration was derived from her partner Marlenn’s love of surfing and together they came up with the idea of orchestrating and hosting a local Longboard Surfing competition to support Cancer Council Pink Ribbon.
Three years later and the Tubes 4 Boobs Longboard Surfing Competition is in its third year and continues to grow. This year the event in on the 28th of October at Bar Beach Newcastle, kicking of with the first heat at 8am. A huge day of events and surfing is lined up with the 3 Peas Markets starting at Bar Beach from 8.30am and the Tag Teams events starting at 12pm. The days concludes at 5pm with a presentation at Bar Beach Bowling Club. With over 5000 people attending the event in both 2016 and 2015, Courtney and Marlenn are hoping that Newcastle again digs deep and helps them on the way to kicking their $20, 000 fundraising target for 2017.
For the month of August, Tubes 4 Boobs rallied their troops and sent volunteers to the Sydney Junction Hotel every Friday and Saturday night to collect $20 donations for those who chose to Skip-the-Line and also additional cash donations. Braving the cold, late nights volunteers engaged with patrons and were able to successfully build awareness about the Longboard Surfing competition and collect a huge $6, 700!
One of the truely unique things about the Skip-the-Line is that it has changed the dynamic of how patrons firstly go about their night out and also the ability for organisations and charities to reach a huge demographic of people in real life. Whilst waiting in line to enter the hotel, conversations are started and an affiliation with what Courtney and Marlenn are doing for the Breast Cancer awareness is born. Patrons connect and engage personally, sharing stories and support for the Cancer Council Pink Ribbon.
The Sydney Junction Hotel hopes to continue their support of this fantastic local event and would like to personally thank each and every patron of the hotel who donated to Tubes 4 Boobs. The contribution that The Sydney Junction Hotel was able to make to the event is a huge huge help and is 1/4 of their overall 2017 fundraising goal!