We deliver a range of educational and theatre programs that promote positive action in young people. At the core of all of our programs, are The Four Pillars Of Growth: N.I.C.K.
Young people are our future. That's why we believe in empowering them with what they need to fulfil their potential.
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Mental health does not discriminate. This is our story.
The N.I.C.K. Foundation was initiated by three friends following the tragic loss of one of their sons Nicholas Buttifant. Nick was a much loved 20 year old musician who took his own life in February 2009. The idea was born from the desire to give parents and our youth hope and to instill belief in their future. Through presentations, the Foundation offers parents, their children and mentors the opportunity to hear and share stories from inspirational people. These stories and the messages within provide a platform for discussion and a toolkit to assist our youth and parents when faced with life’s challenges. The name and the logo for the Foundation represent the person that the Foundation was named after. Nick’s name became the acronym for the title of the Foundation; Nurturing, Independence, Commitment and Knowledge. The symbol of a phoenix conveys the idea of rising each time you fall, just as the phoenix rises from its ashes.
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Upcoming Big Band Charity Gala
The N.I.CK Foundation proudly presents the Big Band Charity Gala.
Dress: Black Tie / Evening ... 1940's style (preferred but optional)
$155 per person or $1550 for a table of 10
Includes: Three course meal, alcoholic beverages, music performed by The Pearly Shells Swing Orchestra
On Saturday 31 July 2021 at 7:00 PM to Sunday 1 August 2021 12:00 AM
The timeless glamour of the stunning Art Deco venue, The Centre Ivanhoe
275 Upper Heidleberg Rd , Ivanhoe, Victoria 3079