365 Days of a GroundSwell

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The GroundSwell Project AGM was held on November 19th 2013 and it is with great pleasure that we present to you our Annual Report for the 2012-13 financial year.

Many thanks to all of you, here in Australia and from across the globe, for supporting our work and cheering us on. It keeps on being said, but death does seem to be having a moment, and we are delighted that the GroundSwell Project is making a significant contribution to this conversation here in Australia.

Highlights in 2012-13 include:

  • FilmLife Project is creating vital awareness about organ and tissue donation in the Australian community by using film, blogging and social media. Now in our second year check out the films here.
  • Our annual Drama project at Penrith High School and the upcoming documentary by Jordan Bryon about the learning that occurs when young people tackle the topic of "living with mortality" and share their observations on the stage.
  • The opportunity to work with many  fabulous organisations a few include DonateLife, Nepean Intensive Care Unit, Information and Cultural Exchange, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Penrith High School, and Rookwood Cemetery.
  • Presenting a workshop about our work at the 3rd International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference in Ireland in April.
  • our launch of Dying To Know Day! A day all Australians can take action toward more open and honest conversations about death, dying and bereavement.

What a year!

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that The GroundSwell Project is a registered health promotion charity. We need your support to grow and develop, so please consider a tax deductible donation via the fundraising platform GiveNow. You can make a one off or regular donation.

And finally, with the holiday season coming, one of the most precious gifts you can give your family is to share your end-of-life wishes. Do you want to be an organ donor? Do you have a Will?  An advance care directive? Whatever the topic, we would encourage you to start-up that conversation today.

See you in the new year,

Warm Regards

Kerrie Noonan, CoFounder and Chair on behalf of the The GroundSwell Project Board