Swell is on a quest to raise $20k to donate to the Cure Brain Cancer foundation. We've now had a couple of close encounters with this terrible disease: back in 2010, Col's son had a (fortunately benign) brain tumour removed; we then sponsored Brainstorm for a Cure, a local charity event created by Sarah Mamalai, a stage 5 brain cancer survivor (one of few) and lastly, in 2016, Swell lost a strong friend and advocate in Alastair Swayn, one of Canberra's most successful architects.
We've started slowly by producing water bottles and cycling jerseys and selling these for $5 and $50 respectively (bargain) — basically, we fund the production and all proceeds (that's 100%) go straight into our fund managed (pro bono!) by Grant Alleyn, Director of Allegra Wealth. Further fund raising will centre around events (cycling and running), sales of GroundSwell branded coffee and corporate donations. A website is coming, so stay tuned and let's help beat this thing!