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Celebrating Bidyadanga - Fundraiser

Celebrating Bidyadanga - Fundraiser


We would love you to join us to celebrate and support the sharing of cultures between Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community and Swanbourne Primary School. 

The event aims to raise funds for the continuation of a student cultural exchange program designed to build genuine relationships and value cultural diversity. 

Donations will be directed to the program and are tax-deductible, given this is a Government School initiative.


DATE:  Friday 8th August 2014, 7pm – midnight


VENUE:  Allen Park Tennis Club, Clement Street, Swanbourne, WA 6010


PROVIDED:  Food, Entertainment (Swamp Donkeys band, kindly donated by Phil Warren) and Glassware.


BRING:   Your own iced esky with drinks


HOSTS:  Drew and Amber Banfield



Funds will be raised from contributions prior to the evening.  If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute this is greatly appreciated also. By clicking "Continue" at the bottom of this page, you can contribute to a ticket donation (if attending) and/or an optional donation.





“Kids Together – Sharing Cultures, Sharing Schools” is a joint-initiative between Swanbourne Primary School and La Grange Remote Community School (located at Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community, 165km south of Broome).  It involves a cultural exchange program where students undertake reciprocal visits to each school to share experiences unique to their respective communities. 

The program commenced last year and is designed to promote and develop a better understanding between indigenous and non-indigenous cultures.  It builds genuine relationships and support networks between members of both communities and encourages students to appreciate the richness of cultural diversity.

The growing success of the program has meant the number of Bidyadanga students eligible for the exchange program has doubled.  Eligibility is based on attendance and behaviour and we are thrilled the program is contributing in some way.  Donations to the ‘Celebrating Bidyadanga’ evening will contribute to ensuring each and every one of these children get to participate in the exchange and share in all the unique experiences that come with it. 

Our vision is that more schools and more Aboriginal communities will be inspired to connect together so we can continue to grow the friendships and cultural awareness for all future generations to come. 

We are extremely grateful for your support.

Thank you,

Drew and Amber