Anthony's Charity Support
Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:25 PM
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* it is with respect that we take this opportunity to dedicate this thread to Anthony's compassion, sincerity, humility and time in his support of many worthy causes and charities. We believe that the time and support given to these causes by Anthony, brings joy, smiles, laughter, friendship and hope to many.
Thank you Anthony.
* as members of ACOF support Anthony, so too, have they also been able to give of their support in many ways; attending functions, charity auctions, voting etc.
The Salvation Army
The Oasis Ball
Oasis gives homeless and disadvantaged young people hope, help and opportunities to access relevant education, training, jobs, counseling, and drug/alcohol programs.
Oasis cannot effectively undertake this intensive work until young people are off the street and in a safe, stable environment. On any given night, Oasis helps to accommodate and feed more than 100 homeless young people.
The Grand Harbour Ballroom
Star City, Sydney
post Sep 12 2007, 03:29 PM
There are a lot of things Anthony does that don't necessarily get reported in the media or by his fans. Some of those may have been private functions, others perhaps corporate gigs. But largely they remain out of the public eye.
Then there is Anthony's charity work. Anthony is not unique in being an artist who performs to help charities. Many, many artists do this and should all be commended for their contributions in that field. But I am not so sure that the majority of them would go completely out of their way to perform at a charity event if it interfered with other schedules. In that respect my hat goes off to Anthony for his latest effort in that direction.
As it was not reported in the media many of you would be unaware that Anthony performed at the Oasis Ball on Saturday, 25th August. This event took place in the Grand Harbour Ballroom at Star City in Sydney, a familiar place for those who attended his Star City concert. The Oasis Ball is a major fundraiser for Sydney's street kids in an effort to help homeless and disadvantaged youth find their feet again. A line-up of entertainers performed at this Ball and Anthony was part of that line-up.
You might ask yourselves what is so unique about Anthony in this instance, considering that there were quite a number of other artists involved? Maybe nothing. But then again, how many of the others were in the middle of a concert tour, performing the night before in Melbourne, flying to Sydney to perform at the Ball, and then flying back to Melbourne for their next concert which was scheduled for the afternoon after the Ball. Yes, I wonder how many. Maybe, just maybe, he was unique in that respect.
Yes, Anthony, I salute both the artist and the caring man that you are.
For anyone interested in seeing the photos from this event, they are now up on the 'two de force' website in their gallery section under 'Oasis Ball 2007.' There are several of Anthony which you can save as low or high res images...#510-520 and #644-646
Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:35 PM
Mirabel assists children in Victoria and New South Wales who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family (kinship care). Mirabel believes that every child deserves a childhood and its mission is to break the destructive cycle of addiction. Mirabel supports children aged 0-17 and works at restoring a child's sense of self-worth, belonging and hope for the future in order for them to reach their full potential as young adults.
Singer Anthony Callea visits children assisted by the Mirabel Foundation.
|"Every child has a right to a happy, stable life. That's why Comic relief believes in supporting kids like these and their careres, through small voluntary organizations, like Mirabel."|
A Fun Raiser
From: By Marcus Casey
November 02, 2005
|One of those contributing to the Australian Comic Relief is Kath And Kim's male dynamo Kel (Glenn Robbins) who visited Home And Away's Summer Bay to compare Aussie suburban notes. Here are his exclusive thoughts on the great meeting of the minds:|
"Being from Melbourne, it was a real thrill getting invited to Summer Bay. I only wish Kath could have joined me.
Meeting Alf was a real thrill. I didn't know he was a meat lover like me, we actually spent all afternoon comparing sausages.
I surprised him with one based on Summer Bay, it's a pork sausage with a little bit of spice - very nice, very Sydney.
I asked Leah and Hayley what their favourite sausage is and you know what they said - "give us a pork anytime Kel".
Just like my wife Kath, I said.
I joined the boys for a bit of slip, slop and slap and a power walk on Summer Bay, very special.
Eat your heart out Kath.
Unfortunately I pulled me clack going for it a bit hard up the other end of the beach.
I'll get Kath to give it a rub when I get home." LIFE can be hard but laughs can make it seem a bit better. Especially when they inspire punters to donate money to charities which struggle in the bigger world of benevolence.
That's what Comic Relief's mission has been since 1985 when UK writer Richard Curtis (Blackadder, Mr Bean, Four Weddings And A Funeral) set up an annual TV comedy festival to raise money for those in need.
Since then it has collected more than $800 million and on Sunday the concept officially migrates to Australian TV for the first time.
The two-and-a-half-hour special will combine best-of moments from recent UK Comic Relief extravaganzas with prerecorded Australian skits and live performances by Australian personalities (mainly from Seven, which is airing the special).
"Comic Relief has been trying to establish a foothold here for sometime," says executive producer Rob Menzies.
"So this is the first official representation of the brand name here which means we'll see lots of footage never aired here before.
"There's a classic Ali G interview with the Beckhams which is hilarious and the great thing is they and other celebs all signed off for this stuff to be seen outside the UK for the first time.
"People like Elton John, Robbie Williams, George Michael - they've allowed themselves to be seen being sent right up."
An interview with Elton John has the star in hysterics while answering double-entendre loaded questions and the Ali G meeting with the Beckhams sounds typical of his foot-in-mouth style.
"Ali G is relentless and it's full of great lines, but the Beckhams are such great sports," Menzies says.
"There's one moment where Ali G is talking about their child Brooklyn. Ali asks if David wants his son to grow up to be a successful footballer like his dad, or a singer like Mariah Carey.
"Posh is such a good sport - she actually interrupts and says she wants to grow up and be a singer like Mariah Carey."
More than 20 Australians - including Effie, Bud Tingwell, Kath And Kim, Jimeoin, Andrew O'Keefe, Tony Squires and Lano and Woodley - will appear live or in pre-recorded segments.
And not all are necessarily funny.
Australian Idol favourite Anthony Callea turns up at a charity called Mirabel which cares for kids whose parents have run off the rails, or were never quite on them.
"Anthony does a lovely story with a group of seven-year-old girls and turns up to their house and performs for them, and then we'll have him live," Menzies says. "It's a lovely, heartwarming story.
"They are the kind of charities we're helping - battlers given little or no government assistance and run by volunteers."
From the donations raised, 40 per cent will go to Australian causes and 40 per cent to overseas charities, mainly in Asia Pacific. The remaining 20 per cent could go to either region.
* Comic Relief, Sunday Nov 6, Seven, 7.30pm
Anthony's performance of Per Sempre, Channel 7.
Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:55 PM
True Colours Ball
Sony Foundation Australia True Colours Ball 2005
Event Type: fundraising & community
Venue: Wharf 8, Sydney
TP Events were delighted to produce the 2005 Sony Foundation Australia "True Colours Ball".
Issue 14, November 2005
'Beating The Blues'
The 7th Annual Sony Foundation Ball
|Close to 700 guests were treated to a great night out, and a three-course dinner, at Sydney's Wharf 8 recently - all in the name of charity, of course!|
Entertainment supplied by Shannon Noll - who arrived in the Seven Network helicopter - Dancing With The Stars' Sonia Kruger and Trenton Shipley, Kane Alexander and Anthony Callea (who gave an impromptu performance at volunteer emcee Richard Wilkins' request) put party goers in a generous mood. The Sony Foundation presented a $500,000 cheque to former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett's national depression initiative, beyondblue and the ball raised $920,000, which will be distributed to various youth-related charities by the Sony Foundation Australia.
|Wharf 8 was transformed into a stylish enclave for the event.? Delicious canapes by Belinda Franks Catering were served in the foyer, while guests enjoyed new fundraising activities such as the Great Wall of Sony and pampering by the Benefit Cosmetics team.|
Guests then entered the main room, which was adorned with candles and a giant wall-to-wall projection of the natural colours of the rainbow (the Foundation's logo) in a forest setting. The evening was a feast of entertainment for nearly 700 guests with performances by Sony BMG artists, celebrities, fine food, fun and fundraising.
Highlights of the evening included: Shannon Noll arriving by Channel 7 chopper and belting out hits from his chart topping album; Sonia Kruger dancing up a storm; vocal artist extraordinaire Kane Alexander; Anthony Callea serenading the audience, and three young performers from the prestigious Talent Development Project.
The event was hailed a huge success with a staggering $920,000 raised for youth-related causes.
Shannon Noll, Anthony Callea, Kane Alexander and Denis Handlin (Sony Chairman)
Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:02 PM
Ferrari Gala Dinner
Australian Grand Prix 2006
SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth infancy and childhood. We deliver on our vision through world class research; evidence based education and bereavement support and advocacy.
Friday 31st March
Atlantic South Wharf
Shed 7, South Wharf Road, Melbourne
7.30pm for 8pm Start
Special guest performance on the night by Anthony Callea.
|Anthony Callea |
Anthony is very excited to be a part of the 2006 Ferrari Gala Dinner, supporting SIDS and Kids Victoria. Anthony will sing his award winning song 'The Prayer', along with other hit titles from his award winning album.
Two years ago, Anthony Callea was a twenty-year old singing teacher in Melbourne. He held private classes for some 27 young students by day and worked as a professional singer at Melbourne's Crown Casino by night. In fact, he had been earning a living as a professional musician from the age of 17.
Anthony started singing tuition at the age of 5. And, it proved to be the right move as a child you may have heard his voice on TV for commercials like 'Milky Way'and the 'Uno' card game.
By the end of his school days, and thirteen years of private tuition later, he topped the state with a perfect score in the Victorian equivalent of the HSC for Music solo performance.
In 2004 he, like thousands of young Australians around the nation (50,000 in fact) auditioned for the new series of Australian Idol. But his joy of reaching the final 30 turned to disappointment when he was voted out.
It was no surprise when this obvious talent was soon returned to the competition as a 'wild card entrant'. But what was amazing was his fight to the end down to the very line alongside Casey Donovan.?
His extraordinarily precise and emotive performance of Andrea Bocelli's 'The Prayer' shot straight to number one where it remained for an amazing 5 weeks.
'The Prayer' is officially the fastest selling Australian single of all time, and the ARIA Award winning, highest selling Australian single ever!
He has proved he is more than an 'Idol' and followed his debut single with another number one single, a number one Album, two Top 10 singles, a top 10 DVD, and an extensive national tour.
An in demand artist, Anthony has been hand-picked to sing the national anthem at the Melbourne Grand Prix, to sing for Pavarotti, and perform for Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark. He was even asked by Disney to record a song on the soundtrack for the new animation Bambi 2.
At only 23, he is one of Australia's premier voices and most awarded singers:
2005 ARIA Awards:
- Highest Selling Single Of The Year (The Prayer);
- #1 Single of 2005 - Australian End Of Year Chart;
- Three ARIA #1 Awards 2005 (The Prayer/Rain/Bridge Over Troubled Water/Anthony Callea - the album)
Channel V Artist of the Year 2005
Pop Republic Male Artist of the Year 2005
Variety Heart Young Entertainer of the Year Award 2005
MO Award Best Contemporary Performer, Rock 2005
Performed at Commonwealth Day Service in presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Anthony is currently working on his highly-anticipated second album. Having collaborated with some of the best writers and producers in Australia, the UK and Europe, it promises to be another hit for this singing sensation.
Photo Credit: Sam D'Agostino
* Click on links below for high resolution photos
Anthony photo 1 Ferrari
Anthony photo 2 Ferrari
Anthony photo 3 Ferrari
Anthony photo 4 Ferrari
Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:08 PM
"One Enchanted Evening"
The Westin in Sydney City
March 2nd, 2005
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark to attend 90th Gala Event
2 March 2005
|One Enchanted Evening|
Australian Red Cross proudly announces the attendance of their Royal Highnesses, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark at the Australian Red Cross 90th Anniversary Gala Event to be held on 2 March 2005.
The event, to benefit Australian Red Cross, will be held in Sydney and their Royal Highnesses have confirmed attendance as guests of honour.
The gala coincides with the launch of national annual fundraising campaign, Red Cross Calling, and will be the major national celebration of 90 years of Red Cross in Australia. The Royal couple will attend the event during a two-week visit to Sydney and Tasmania.
The Crown Princess has captured the hearts of the Australian public; her obvious concern for the less fortunate makes her presence at the event particularly relevant. As the high commissioner of the Danish Red Cross, his Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik continues a tradition over many years of the Danish Royal Court supporting Red Cross.
As the Danish Red Cross holds many parallels with the Australian Red Cross, it is with the humanitarian and unification spirit of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in mind that the Australian Red Cross extended the invitation to their Royal Highnesses.
Anthony performed: The Prayer
Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:16 PM
Since being formed as an Australian children?s charity in 1988, Starlight has brightened the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children, and their families, throughout Australia. Starlight programs are delivered both in and out of hospital, providing positive distraction to children in their time of need.
Living with illness or injury can cause enormous strain in the lives of children and their families. The pain, loneliness and isolation that sick children feel dominates their lives, and they often miss out on normal experiences that healthy children take for granted. Physical recovery is only part of the solution. Starlight delivers innovative programs designed to make children happy and lift their spirits when they need it most. Starlight brings fun and laughter to children no matter what their illness or where they live.
Anthony attends the Starlight Foundation's 'Star Ball' in Melbourne, 2005.
"It's rewarding to walk through the wards and at times, it's not even for the kids, it's for their families. These kids are doing it really really hard so just to walk through there and spend 5 minutes with each one, it puts a smile on their face. And you walk away and think, all these things I complain about I'm such an idiot. I shouldn't be complaining. There are kids there who are not going to leave, and speaking with the parents, it's hard on them as well. Usually, the person who is the strongest, is that sick child."?
Source: Weekly Australian OK!
August 6th 2007, Issue 64, page from article called ?A Day in the Life of?Anthony Callea -Taking His Voice On The Road, page 50-54
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Quote from Anthony:
|"It really does put things into perspective. Whatever I can do, I want to do. If you can put a smile on a kid's face or a parent's face, that's the least you can do."|
Source: Woman's Day
October Issue, ' Music Eases My Pain' page 91
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 07:58 AM
Jamm 4 Genes
www.jeans4genes.com.au or www.cmri.com.au
Jamm 4 Genes was established to support the hugely popular Jeans for Genes Day, which raises funds for the Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI). CMRI investigates the causes of genetic diseases and conducts research to help develop better treatments or even prevention of many diseases such as epilepsy, muscular dystrophy and many childhood cancers.
Anthony is involved with the Jamm 4 Genes event this year in support of Jeans For Genes day. The photos below were taken on 26th March 2007 by Elli Ioannou.
May 2, 2007
Australia: Get Your Act Together!
|Some of Australia's top rock, blues and country performers will be among those taking part in live events across Australia to coincide with Jeans for Genes Day, Friday August 3. |
The line-up of talent in this year's Jamm 4 Genes represents the sweet diversity of a healthy music scene, blues singer Jade MacCrae, legends Jon Stevens and Glenn Shorrock, new country sensations The McClymonts, Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole, and Australian Idol hits Courtney Act and Anthony Callea
These stars will be asking all Australians of all ages and musical tastes to run their own gig or attend a live music event and support the fundraising objectives of Jeans for Genes for the Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI).
Jamm 4 Genes patron, rock historian Glenn A Baker, is passionate in his commitment to the event as a music industry initiative that urges everyone to perform or attend an event while also donating to a great cause, children's health.
Jamm 4 Genes calls on music venues and all bands to get involved. Big bands or small, young and old, new or established, workplace or school, town and country, if everyone played or attended a live music on August 3, this would be one of the biggest grassroots music events in Australia, said the ever-enthusiastic Mr Baker!
His message is clear, get involved and start planning your own Jamm event. The call is also out for volunteers, Jamm Genies, to collect donations in the Jamm jar at all music venues. To register your gig, or as Jamm Genie, and see what's on, visit www.jamm4genes.com.au and download some of the helpful do-it-yourself tips and posters.
Last year events were held in all states and there was something for everyone in clubs, pubs, workplaces and schools. It was truly fantastic.
Orchestras, rock n' roll groups, air guitarists and schools bands are encouraged to get on stage and rock-out for this worthy cause.
Hotsource is the music marketing firm organising the national Jamm 4 Genes event. The Host Event in Sydney on the night of August 3, Jeans for Genes Day, will be at the Gaelic Club where Glenn Shorrock and some of the other spokespeople will perform on the night.
MEDIA for information or images, call Feehan Communications 02 9267 2711
August 3-5 - Jamm 4 Genes, a weekend of live music and fundraising in pubs, clubs, schools and businesses across Australia.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:30 AM
The Channel 7 Telethon Trust is a registered charitable trust dedicated to raising funds to improve the lives of children and young people throughout Western Australia. Its philosophy is to financially support the medical and social welfare of children and young people, and to fund research into children?s diseases.
Anthony was asked to be Ambassador for the 40th Perth Telethon Appeal. As Ambassador, Anthony spent time with 'Telethon Child', Bridget Gilmour and her family, opened the Telethon Appeal performing 'The Prayer' and appeared on the telethon panel, accepting donations. Anthony also performed for the live Channel 7 audience, 'Rain', 'What You Own' a duet from Rent with Tim Campbell and 'Seasons of Love' with the cast of Rent. Anthony was in Perth, to appear in the Musical, Rent.
'The Prayer' -ad for the Telethon
Promotion photos with 'Telethon Child', Bridget Gilmour.
October 14, 2007
|TELETHON has smashed all past records raising a total of more than $6.5 million for children's charity at its 40th annual telecast.|
State and Federal Governments, private enterprise and the general public all contributed significantly to the total.
An ambitious target of $4 million had been set before this year's telecast which is the culmination of a year of fund raising events.
But donations of $1.1 million from the State Government, $500,000 from the Federal Government and $1 million from Australian Capital Equity, the owners of the Seven Network as the first in a new series of business equity partnerships, helped push the total well above the target.
The final total on the night was $6,527,576.
In its 40-year history Telethon has raised more than $74 million for children's charities.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:17 AM
Oct 14 2007, 02:52 PM
Hey guys, here's a bit of a review for you
He was on the red carpet and was wearing a white shirt, black pants and a black vest (I assumed it was the concert outfit, but after look back at the pictures it wasnt the same vest, sorry Wendy ) Everyone was yelling out for him to sign stuff and i asked for a picture so he was like "of course!" and so he put his arm around me and Kiara took the picture and then he went over to pose with Kiara and I was so nervous that i couldnt get the camera in the right mode and i was like "just a second!!" and anth was laughing at me and kiara was like after "thanks for stalling, i got to be that close to him for longer"
so then we waited a bit, took pictures of other stars, my sister got heaps of autographs and then omg Chris Vance came walking up (he used to be on All Saints and now he's Whistler on Prisonbreak) and kiara and i are HUUUUUUUUGE PB fans so we got heaps excited and got a picture with him too
So then we ran into the theatre place, found out seats (we were 4th row from the front, centre stage) and Anthony was singing first, he sang The Prayer and it was just absolutely beautiful!! His voice sounded huskier and lower than usual but he really went for the notes and man did he hit them!! There were a few really long, powerful notes in there and it was just incredible!! he got a huge round of applause after and he looked so pleased! and then it was so funny, the camera zoomed in on me and kiara cheering for anth after his song, out of everyone in the theatre, they picked us!! and my phone kept going off afterwards "we just saw u guys on tv after Anthony!!"
Then after heaps of other performances and stuff he strolled out with the cast of RENT, and they were all wearing black shirts with the rent logo but Anth had a black collared shirt on, jeans and his pointy shoes and he looked devine!! So the group sang together for a bit and he was dancing along and swinging his hips!! and then he broke out solo and it was amazing!! It was Seasons of Love..i think but he looked like he was having heaps of fun and im even more excited for RENT now!
I left about 10.30pm and then turned telethon on when i got home and Anth was on the panel, where celebs sit and read out what people have donated. with him was grant denyer, jamie durie and bazil zemplis so they had a competition to see who was shortest, it was adorable!! pretty sure Anth was the smallest!!
and then they watched Darren Hayes perform and he came and sat next to Anthony afterwards and Anth was saying how nervous he was sitting next to him cuz he's a huge fan!
Can't wait to go back tonight for the closing ceremony!!
Oct 16 2007, 07:58 PM
Firstly I just like to say I have a totally awesome at the opening and closing at Telethon .
Anthony arrived in the Red Carpet first and was being interview by Sonia Kuger and Basil Sampre .
All I have to say that Anthony performance was totally fantastic . I love it especially when he sung The Payer at the opening of Telethon and it was beautifully sung and it touched my heart , I also love it when he sung Rain , but he aso sung with the whole cast of Rent and even a duet with Tim Campell as well and they were great too . Later on that night at the opening Anthony came back to sit as a panel , he was on so so long . I got to met him at the opening and closing of Telethon 3 times in totally when he came down to the side of the stage , he signed my autography book and my Idol book and he even posted a photo with me and also he even remembered me and I told him I am going to see him in Rent . What a nice guy he is , he signed so many autographys for so many fans and even posted so many photos with so many fans .
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:17 AM
post Oct 15 2007, 01:07 AM
I took some pictures from tonight's closing ENJOY!!
(I was front row, so they turned out pretty nice)
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