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iCAN is a 100% volunteer organization set up to help those in the community who come from all walks of life and fall on hard times, be it they be young or old, Youth or middle aged.
Our primary focus is to bring hope and joy to those who require it the most. 100% of all money raised is delivered to where it is needed and no fees come out of donations received.
8th December 2017 Santa Claus and Mrs Claus with Dodge the Elf visited the Hospital to give gifts out to the sick children and to put a smile on their faces too.
Children in Hospital especially over Christmas,
Elderly without family in Hospital or nursing homes especially over Christmas.
Provide positive fundraising events that bring the community together with family involvement
Mother’s day, the day we celebrate the person that was there for us all our life. It is days were we truly can let our mums know how much they are appreciated and cared for. Our mum teaches us how to nurture and how to love. Through her guidance we as individuals learn how to be empathetic and sympathetic to those around us. Mums also have the innate ability to make everything alright.
We know that being a mum can be a thankless job, it is work, with long hours, no vacations and no pay. But yet every mum will tell you that it is the most rewarding job. They will gladly sacrifice themselves for their children. Hence, the greatest reward for all they have done is seeing their children turn into happy successful adults. Therefore, this day is so important for mums to be recognised for what they have done for us.
However, it makes this day a very sad day when the disconnection from the family has occurred. When there is no person celebrating this day with mum. When all mum has are memories.
We at iCAN will try to bring some smiles back to some of the lonely mums in nursing homes. On mother’s day we will visit mothers that have nobody visiting them and hand out a little present trying to make them feel special on this day.
If you would like to help us bring some smiles to a mum on mother’s day please contact us by phone or email.
As Mother`s Day can be a very special day for some, we have arranged with the Bundaleer Lodge Nursing Home Aged Care in Ipswich to hand out some gifts to the the lovely ladies as in appreciation for mother`s day. We the members of iCAN do care about the community of Ipswich and this is our way we thank people for the time and effort they have put back into our community .
We say thank you.
And a big thank you to Bundaleer Lodge staff for allowing our members handing out these gifts.
At Bundaleer Lodge, They provide to you high-quality aged care, nestled in a bushland setting with landscaped gardens. Depending on your need they offer High Care, Low Care, Respite and Secure Unit aged care. They would love to discuss the services we can offer you and your family. They offer modern one and two bedroom independent living units.
The Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band was formed in 1909 by the Ipswich Caledonian Society with aims to encourage the music, customs and traditions of the great highland bagpipe. It was also to serve as a social organisation, and provide what would best be described as ‘a helping hand’ to migrating Scottish families.
Since this time the band has continued to embody these values as both a social band and in competitions, culminating in their win of at the New Zealand Championships in 2005. They have also toured extensively, travelling to France in 2006 for the Interceltique Festival de Lorient, the largest Celtic festival in the world, and to Russia in 2007 for the Moscow International Tattoo.
Under the guidance of Pipe Major Rod Smith and Drum Sergeant Fiona Brown, the band has re entered the competition scene, taking a respectable 13th place overall and winning the Grade 4 street march at the 2016 Australian Pipe Band Championships. With the creation of the Greater Ipswich College of Piping and Drumming, the band is taking steps to not only bolster its own numbers and sustain its longevity, but to provide a much greater access to learning pipes and drums for young children and strengthen the culture of pipe bands throughout South-East Queensland.
Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band
Gathering of the Clans
Queensland Pipe Band Championships
On the 6 of June 2018 what a great day we all had at the Gathering of the Clans in Ipswich at Limestone Park. On the day we had iCAN members turn up was Conny, Robyn, Bev, Mike Gary & Chris. While we were at this event we were doing a raffle to raise some money and also sellin bottle water and bags of lollies. On this day we got to meet a lot of friendly members of the public and had a good old chat to some . While being at Gathering of the Clans we got to see Bagpipe bands playing as well a few dancers too. To see something like this in Ipswich was one of best experience we have all seen . We had very large crowd throughout most of the day and the weather held off with the rain as it was a warm day.
Check out this great video Amazing Grace at the Gathering of the Clans at Limestone Park in Ipswich 9th of June 2018
Glitter Parties held a event at Brothers Leagues Club to raise money for iCAN. It was a very busy night as the children and parents enjoyed their time. A big thanks to all the iCAN helpers on the night too.
Ipswich City Councillor David Martin turned up on the night greeted a few friendly people
The winner of the raffle for the NRL football tickets
Face Painting was done on the night with great art work done
Kids dancing away to the great music by Dj Glen
Glen catches up with Cr Martin for a quick snap while he was doing Dj work on the night
Haig Street Quarry Conservation Reserve Brassall
Free Family Fun Day
2 September at 07:00–11:00
Awesome walking track and great view. Beautiful place for all to have fun
Free sausage sizzle and plenty of games on the day
Sausage sizzle sponsored by Llewellyn Motors Ipswich.
Llewellyn Motors is a proud family business, that has been operating in Ipswich and the surrounding communities since 1991.
Other Sponsors for this Event :
Bridgestone: North Ipswich
Yellow Brick Road: Ipswich
McDonald`s : Ipswich , Yamanto & Riverlink
A very big thank you to all the members of iCAN and a very big thank you to all the sponsors who helped out for this great event we had several people turn up on the day