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Have you thought about your end of financial year tax deductible donation yet? πŸ€”

Why not 'Fund the Future' and invest in the education of our rural and regional youth? πŸ“šπŸ’²

Education changes lives. And families. And communities.

www.cef.org.au/donations

#fundthefuture #cefaus #countryeducation
#countryeducationfoundation #makeitpossible
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They say third time’s a charm. 😜

After two false starts thanks to the COVID19 pandemic, the Classic Wallabies finally made it Out West on the 23rd April and it was β€˜game on’ to raise funds for Coonamble and District Education Foundation. πŸ’²πŸ’²

Here's our round up of the day, with insights from our own Emma Burns who enjoyed an exciting day out getting into the community spirit! 🀩

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@Classicwallabies @Coonamblerams @ABCrural @Coonamble_times @Western_plains_rugby @Fugenconstructions @AuctionsPlus
#cefaus #countryeducation #countryeducationfoundation #Coonamble
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"His commitment to the Boorowa community is evident in how long it takes him to walk down the main street, as everyone wants a chat with Flemo!"

What better way to wrap up National Volunteer Week by announcing this year's Katie Walker Outstanding Service Award recipient! πŸ†

For eleven years, Justin Fleming has been a member of CEF Boorowa, with ten of those years spent as Chair of the local foundation. His dedication to CEF at both the local and national level is inspiring, and his commitment to the people of Boorowa unmatched.

Always smiling, up for a chat and willing to lend a hand, Justin is a perfect example of a what volunteer – and a person – should be. 🀩

Congratulations Justin! πŸ‘πŸŽ‰

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@pigpush_percy @flemingpropertyservices
#cefaus #countryeducation #countryeducationfoundation
#NVW2022 #BetterTogether
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Do you find yourself wanting a way to give back and make a difference? Are you passionate about rural and regional Australia and the education of our youth? πŸ™‹πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

This Volunteering Week, maybe it is time to take the leap! πŸ‘πŸ™Œ

For more information on how you can make a difference with CEF visit:
https://cef.org.au/volunteering-for-cef/

Together through volunteering, we are changing communities for the better and we would love for you to join us in this mission. πŸ’™πŸ’›

We are, Better Together.

#cefaus #countryeducation #countryeducationfoundation
#NVW2022 #BetterTogether
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It's scholarships time! 🀩

Over the coming weeks, we will be announcing the lucky recipients of our 2022 CEF Extra National Scholarships.

This week we kick things off with our 11 x Audi Foundation - CEF scholars who each receive a cool $5,000 to support their post-school education. πŸ’²πŸ’²

The Foundation celebrates their 5th birthday this year, and CEF has been fortunate to partner with the organisation from the start. Their commitment to our rural and regional youth is unwavering.

Congratulations to this year's recipients, and Happy Birthday Audi Foundation! πŸ‘πŸŽ‰

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#cefaus #countryeducation #countryeducationfoundation #driveprogress #makeitpossible #Eudunda @UNSW
@AudiAustralia
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Rosemary grows wild on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey and also symbolises fidelity and remembrance. 🌿

This is why we wear sprigs of rosemary, often close to our hearts, on ANZAC Day. ❀️

This ancient herb is also thought to improve memory - we will remember them. 🌿❀️

#anzacday #wewillremember #anzacspirit
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Often, the biggest cost regional students face when then they choose to study after school is accommodation.

College or on campus accommodation is often the choice that makes the most sense, especially for first year students. But just like rent, it isn't cheap.πŸ’²πŸ’²

We are excited to be partnering with a number of organisations to provide accommodation scholarships through CEF Extra.πŸ›οΈ

We spoke with two current recipients about how these accommodation scholarships ease the financial burden and help them sleep a little easier at night! 😴😜

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@dunmore_lang_college @icmscampus
#cefaus #countryeducation #countryeducationfoundation
#CEFExtra #MakeitPossible
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Let's get your Easter weekend started with a little controversy! 😜

Are you an 'Easter bunny' or 'Easter bilby' person? Let us know in the comments... β”πŸ‘‡

The tally at national office is an overwhelming 7-1... can you guess which way?πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈπŸ‡

Like you, we will be taking the Easter break to spend time with family and friends. We will be back in the office on Tuesday 19th April.
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The website is back up and running smoothly - thank you so much for your patience! πŸ™Œ ...

The CEF website will be undergoing a much needed upgrade this morning 12th April. πŸš§πŸ’»

As a result, you will be unable to donate online and may experience issues using the site. Our fantastic team will be moving as quickly as possible to get everything working smoothly.

We will post again once we are fully functional... In the meantime, don't hesitate to call the office on (02) 6362 3162 if you have any questions or need to make that donation! πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
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Meg Austin received a grant from Country Education Foundation of Canowindra in 2019 and is now working as a midwife in Broken Hill. πŸ‘Ά

A finalist for the 2022 R.M. Williams RAS Rural Achiever Award, you can learn more about Meg and her achievements in this great article from Rural Health Pro:
http://ow.ly/FfxG50IEA5P

Good luck Meg, we have our fingers crossed for you!πŸ‘πŸ€ž

**photo supplied by Meg Austin

#rmwilliams #sydneyroyal_eastershow #cefaus #countryeducation #countryeducationfoundation #cefalumni #ruralaustralia #canowindra #brokenhill
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Are you feeling the 'culture shock' that often comes with moving from a small town to the city? πŸ™οΈ

Feeling a little overwhelmed and out of place? πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜²

It's OK, you are not alone! These feeling are pretty common for regional students who move for study.

Ethan is now a 4th year student at the University of Sydney, so he has learnt a thing or two about big city living!

Check out his top tips to help you feel more comfortable, confident and at home in this new Make it Possible video.πŸ‘πŸ€©

#MakeItPossible link in Bio.

#makeitpossible #countryeducationfoundation #CEFAlumni
#Usyd
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This is pretty impressive if we do say so ourselves! πŸ˜‰

Twice a year our grant recipients are asked to complete a short report to CEF. This is a chance to check in with our students, learn about the successes and the challenges of their year and to make sure they are doing okay.

We also ask about the relationship they have with their local CEF foundation - and this statistic sums up perfectly the dedication, passion and commitment of our volunteers. πŸ™ŒπŸ€©

To find out how you can get involved with CEF and change the lives of regional youth, visit:
https://cef.org.au/volunteering-for-cef/

#cefaus #countryeducation #countryeducationfoundation
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The Audi Foundation prize draw is back!

By purchasing a ticket, you’ll help support amazing Australian charities – including CEF! πŸ€©πŸ‘

Tickets are only $50 and put you in the running to win a brand New Audi SQ5 Sportback.

The draw closes on the 25th May, but tickets sold out early last time, so don’t miss out! βŒ› 🏎️

Enter now via the Audi Foundation website: https://audifoundation.com.au/prizedraw

#cefaus #countryeducation #countryeducationfoundation
@audiaustralia #audifoundation
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Our awesome partner, Findex Community Fund have released the second series of their β€˜Young Money’ podcast! πŸŽ§πŸ’²

Hosted by our very own CEF alumni Sophie Gay, it covers day-to-day financial skills for young Australians, including:
β€’ Starting casual work
β€’ How to save and budget
β€’ Moving out of home
β€’ Side hustles... and more

Be sure to check out episode three – it features CEF Orange & Districts recipient Ben Blanch sharing his experiences, hints and tips on moving out of home for the first time. πŸ€©πŸ‘

https://insights.findex.com.au/young-money/

#cefaus #countryeducation #countryeducationfoundation
#makeitpossible #cefalumni #findex #findexcommunityfund
#ouranu
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What are the chances you could partner with an innovative Australian company, be kind to the planet, AND raise funds for CEF? πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ 🀷

Chances are ZeroCo, and their $10 Million Give- a- thon.
ZeroCo make single-use plastic free body & home cleaning products. 🧼🧽

Every time a new customer signs up and spends over $99 with ZeroCo using our unique link they'll give $40 cash back to us! πŸ’²πŸ’²

What are you waiting for? get shopping!πŸ›’πŸ›οΈ

Remember, you need to use this CEF unique link:
https://zero-co.pxf.io/cef

#cefaus #countryeducation #countryeducationfoundation
#zeroco
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Our Autumn quarterly newsletter is here - just in time for you to read at morning tea to get you through your Friday! β˜• πŸͺ

If you aren't already subscribed to our mailing list, you can do that too. 😜

https://cef.org.au/newsletters/
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