At RollerFit we are constantly trying to think of ways we can give back to the community. In December we contributed all profits from our end of year Sydney roller disco to WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation to assist in bushfire relief for our native animals. Raising funds via rolling is something we have done in the past, and it got us wondering what other great causes could benefit from our discos. Not only causes close to our heart, but to our staffs, and our communities too.
So, in 2020, we are launching ‘Discos For a Cause.’
This initiative means that our staff can apply to hold a roller disco with full support from RollerFit (including access to our skate hire, equipment and insurance), and all profits will go to the cause of their choice. Community members will also be able to nominate causes by contacting our staff members or us directly. While we are conscious that we are still a small organisation and there are many more causes out there than we can support, we hope to contribute in some small way by giving back through the love and joy of roller skating.
To kick things off, RollerFit founder Stacey Short will be delivering a disco in her home region of the Central Coast of New South Wales as part of the ‘Stars of the Central Coast’ Cancer Council NSW fundraiser. Stacey lost her dad to cancer in 2019, and had her own scare with melanoma not too long after, so she is greatly aware of how much and how frequently cancer touches so many of our lives.
The roller disco will be taking place at Bateau Bay PCYC on Saturday 14th of March and tickets are available here.
The night is a family friendly event for all ages featuring disco lights, prizes, games, free coaching, featured professional roller skaters from Australia and Venice Beach, and more.
Every year in each state alone, almost 48,000 new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed. The Cancer Council is Australia’s leading cancer charity, working across every area of every cancer. Every day, they support families affected by cancer when they need it most, speak out on behalf of the community on cancer issues, empower people to reduce their cancer risk, and find new ways to better detect and treat cancer.
We know that this is a very worthy organisation to kick off our discos for a cause, and we hope to see you rolling at the disco. If you aren’t able to be there, you can still participate in the fundraiser by checking out the RollerFit Rollathon here.
We look forward to sharing more discos for more great causes all across Australia in 2020 and beyond!