Supporting others - SMUK Volunteer Programs

We made it happen - The St Duke of Ed Award - NZ 2019


Special thanks to all who helped in achieving this result with SMUK Foundation towards the St Duke of Edinburgh Award .. 

For those who attended in support and donated to live and silent auctions and for the help in selling raffle tickets .. amazing- hope to achieve same result in 2019 at Carlei to assist St Kilda PCYC towards their amazing programs for young people.

SMUK Foundation Fundraiser 2019 -Carlei Green Vineyard


"'Empowering our Youth in need"


SMUK Foundation Limited is a non for profit charity that supports numerous local community projects to empower and support youth with mental illness, social isolation and those at risk of family violence and homelessness and educational opportunities.

In 2018 SMUK Foundation Limited hosted its very first event and was successful in raising needed funds for The St Duke of Ed Program at St Kilda Police and Citizen Youth Club where 10 kids will now have the opportunity to travel to New Zealand to be part of the program.

Criteria -continue at school and stay out of trouble with Police as well as contribute to local community projects and fundraising component .

Carlei Green Vineyard is a local boutique family run business and notably acknowledged for its by wine James Halliday critic for its numerous achievements of which includes being the first and only winemaker for 4 of the top 10 best new wineries in 2007 .

I invite you to join us again this year for a very special evening at a beautiful location for reflection of achievements and empowerment of our youth and help raise vital funds for projects with our charity in loving memory of Callum .

Whats Included :

Antipasto Platter


Meat ball

Gourmet Pizza

Selected salads

ND : Gluten and dietary requirements catered

Complimentary Prosecco or beer on arrival .

Additional Drinks at bar prices

Entertainment by the talented Matt Black-Acoustic Duo

Door prizes

Raffles and silent auction

$90 including booking fee

Smart Casual

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SMUK 2018 Event and Photos


A heartfelt thank you  to everyone who attended and supported our very first fundraiser event for SMUK Foundation at ZEST Restaurant  supporting and mentoring unique kids 

Your generosity and time whether through purchasing a ticket donating to the prizes,time to help and raffle sales and everything in between  to help . The evening  was a wonderful success and funds raised will go towards for our charity of  choice St Kilda PCYC Police Community Youth Club for vital programs to help support our youth in need .. more  details to follow .


Special thank you to everyone involved in making this evening happen .

Enjoy the video - special hugs to Kellie Fernando Bird for the wonderful photography

Outreach Programs


 Lovely afternoon attending  the outreach program for World Childrens Day with St Kilda PCYC at the Prahran commission flats .

So wonderful to see the amazing work first hand that the volunteers achieve. It was a great oopportunity to  meet some of the youth  on the St Duke of Ed Award Trip in April 2019 .

SMUK Foundation is so thrilled to be part of St Kilda PCYC which is grass roots and the genuine passion to help support and mentor these youth who need some help is a  wonderful goal .

Volunteer workshops -St John of God Mental Health


So rewarding to be able to  share some of  my skills and love of  flowers with the beautiful patients at  Pinelodge Mental Health  Clinic .

The room is always a ray of sunshine and the pure joy of such an achievement is heart warming .

Special thanks to our local supplier who generously donates flowers once a month to help make this happen ..

Next workshop is in June - help is always welcome .

Volunteer Conservation Project - Thailand 2019


Special moment at the temples with the stray dogs and being able to support  Projects Abroad and the other volunteers to build a temporary fence to keep the dogs safe from the busy road .

It was wonderful to help these animals and a to know that the small donation will keep these beautiful dogs feed for the next 4 months and contribute towards veterinary treatment .

Humbling and heartbreaking at same time - some great work is being done for these unwanted animals ..

Over Easter I packed by bags and headed to Thailand to work on a conservation project and was so amazed at the connection with these and ground staff  volunteers and just a genuine passion for helping with no expectation  -amazing work