5 events for a good cause

Good times don’t always have to result in a slight hangover and money spent.

Despite what your inner hedonist may say, good times don’t always have to result in a slight hangover and money spent. For the times when you feel like having some fun while contributing to a good cause, you can’t go past a good old-fashioned charity event. From themed cocktail parties to gardening workshops, here are five fun events for a good cause to get around.

Casino Royale 2018

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When: Friday 10 August, 7pm

Where: The Left Bank, 15 Riverside Road, East Fremantle

Tickets: $98

You don’t have to have seen the Bond film to indulge in Casino Royale 2018, The Left Bank’s annual charity event raising funds for Conquer Cystic Fibrosis. Tickets to Casino Royale 2018 includes a three hour beverage package, which includes your choice of wine, sparkling wine, beer, cider or spirits, premium cocktail food, Funny Money for a spot of harmless gambling and, of course, a range of entertainment. Contributing to the good times will be Shahirah Jazz and her Jazz Trio, DJ Marcel, and local artist James Giddy, who will be doing a live painting to be auctioned off.

Save the Children UWA Book Sale

When: Friday 17 August - Wednesday 22 August

Where: Winthrop Hall, The University of Western Australia

It’s time to become reacquainted with your inner bookworm as the annual Save the Children UWA Book Sale is just around the corner. Take your time browsing through the donated books, CDs, DVDs, LPs and sheet music against the majestic backdrop of UWA’s Winthrop Hall. If you wish to make a donation, direct them to the Claremont Book Depot or the East Victoria Park Depot.

Round 2 Recycling Market

When: Saturday 18 August, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Where: Scarborough Community Centre, 173 Gildercliffe Street, Scarborough

Price: $2

The inaugural Round 2 Recycling Market comes at the perfect time for you environmentally-minded folk who may be missing Plastic Free July. This recycling market is all about celebrating the joys of sustainability through second-hand clothing, while also giving you some serious brownie points by simultaneously helping out the planet and supporting the community. Entry to the Round 2 Recycling Market is just $2 while kids are free, so don’t miss out!

She Shares Perth

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When: Sunday 19 August, 2pm - 5pm

Where: Kitson Room, The Raffles Hotel, 70-72 Canning Beach Road, Applecross

Price: $10

She Shares events are held by the Pink Hope Community, a nationwide preventative health organisation aiming to reduce the risk of breast and ovarian cancer and provide personalised support for at risk women. She Shares Perth at The Raffles is a place for survivors and women at risk to chat, relax and laugh in a comfortable setting, without the formality of your typical meeting group. Registration for She Shares Perth includes a delish afternoon snack, tea, coffee and a goodie bag.

Organic Gardening Workshop

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Where: Sunday 26 August, 12pm - 2.30pm

Where: Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Place, East Perth

Price: $53

Self-sustainability is the way of the future, but what exactly does it mean? In a world where our environment is put under more strain everyday and money is tight, we need to teach ourselves to be as self-sustainable as possible. Learning how to grow your own food is not only affordable but also beneficial for the environment.

At Perth City Farm’s Organic Gardening Workshop, you’ll learn all the skills you need to grow your own food for the rest of your life. You’ll even get your own workbook with instructions on the methods of organic gardening, as well as a light lunch of organic superfoods from Carla Gaia’s very own kitchen and garden!

Julianne de Souza

Hi, I'm Julianne! In addition to waxing lyrical about Perth cafes and boutiques, my hobbies include spending all of my income on live music and fun pants. My favourite things about Perth are the beaches, the laid back lifestyle, and the crop of new brunch spots that appear every week.