This Year


A Day at the Races with ASX Thomson Reuters

August 2017

ASX Thomson Reuters Foundation hosted a hugely successful day at the races, attended by the many charities they support including Lotus Outreach. Grateful thanks to supporters Chelsea Fisher and all her friends who joined the bidding enthusiastically and helped our table to hold its own in the auction stakes!
The funds raised that day, and the generous ongoing support we have received from ASX Thomson Reuters, have made a significant contribution to the success of the GATE programme in Phnom Penh. 


Film fundraising event – Australian premiere & double feature

August 2017

Lotus Outreach Australia was delighted to host a double-feature screening of the Australian premiere of the Bhutanese film Hema Hema and Vara- a Blessing, in an exclusive sold-out event at the Dendy Cinema in Sydney with a special appearance by the director of both films and founder of Lotus Outreach, Khyentse Norbu. The enthusiastic audience entered into the spirit of the film and the event wearing stunning masks and costumes. Grateful thanks go to the tireless organisers of this event, and of course to our founder who is the inspiration for all the good work that Lotus Outreach achieves.


City to Surf Sydney 2017

13th August, 2017

Joanna and Marina from Macquarie Group have registered to run in Sydney’s City to Surf event for Lotus Outreach this year. Every donation made to this page will be dollar matched by the Macquarie Foundation. By giving to these  participants you can make a big difference in the lives of young girls who have none of the opportunities we have.


QV1 2017 Urban Descent Abseil

26th - 30th April 2017

Urban Descent, is an award winning Not-for-Profit adventure fundraising entity.  This April they are hosting a thrilling (or terrifying, depending on your perspective) abseiling event from Perth’s iconic QV1 40 story (160m) building. The route is marked out of this image. Peta Turnbull is the top fundraiser for this event, and has chosen Lotus Outreach as the charity she wants to support. Her efforts have raised enough to fund more than 10 girls through school for a year, as well as support their families.






ASX Group and Thomson Reuters Australia Art Union Raffle

March 16th 2017

The ASX Group and Thomson Reuters Australia (formerly Reuters) joined forces in 1999 to form a charity foundation with the objective of helping children’s, disability and medical research charities by organising fundraising events in conjunction with the financial markets.

We are thrilled to announce that we have been chosen by ASX TR Foundation to be a beneficiary of their yearly fundraising program, and will participate in their Art Union raffle.

Past Years


City to Surf Sydney

August 2016

A number of generous and enthusiastic people joined our team for this event – successfully raising funds to support 25 young girls through out their entire secondary education. This was aided in no small part by Macquarie Group who dollar matched the funds raised by their employees.


David (of Garage Band Aid fame) has a Birthday

22nd October 2016

No presents please – I have too much stuff already!

But a small gift, if you wish to give one, can make a world of difference to those who have almost nothing  …….. any donation to this link will help to educate a girl living in poverty, and her future and that of her family. All donations go direct to the projects.


Salsa Party

29th July 2016

A night of celebration and dance at the King St Brewery, 22 The Promenade, King St Wharf, Sydney.

We learned Salsa, enjoyed great music, tried different beers and shared a wonderful night with friends. And at the same time everyone supported LOA’s work helping vulnerable girls at risk of trafficking and slave labour.

Entry donation here (suggestion $20 per person)

Or by sponsoring a Lotus Outreach girl ($35 per month) here




He Named Me Malala

22 November 2015

Lotus Outreach Australia hosted a nearly sold out screening of the recently released film HE NAMED ME MALALA featuring Malala and her family; at the Dendy Cinema in Newtown.

“Malala, an extraordinary teenage woman, is a Taliban Target and Nobel Laureate”

“Her famous address to the United Nations was shown, and footage of Malala teaching a classroom of children about the rise of Adolf Hitler. Her bravery and commitment to the education of girls grows with her age and is as impressive as ever”.

You can watch the Trailer here.
The film moved many in the audience to pledge support to girls education.

Heather Brand at Fashion with Compassion

Fashion with Compassion

18 March 2015

2015 got off to a wonderful fundraising start in March.

Heather Brand, LOA Executive Director of Fundraising, gathered models, fashion designers, entertainers and donors for an extraordinary event, Fashion with Compassion, at which sufficient funds were raised to support the complete education of 75 impoverished and at risk girls. We are extremely grateful to Macquarie Group for their support of this event.

LOA runners in the 2015 City to Surf

City to Surf

9 August 2015

Dedicated, inspiring and kind people of all shapes, sizes and ages ran, walked, limped or were carried in a push chair to raise money for Lotus Outreach Australia in the City to Surf team this year. Several people each raised enough to secure another year of education for many of our Cambodian girls – one day of monumental effort can make such a difference in the lives of these vulnerable girls and their families.



  • ASX Group and Thomson Reuters Australia Art Union Raffle


  • City to Surf Sydney
  • David (of Garage Band Aid fame) has a Birthday
  • Salsa Party


  • He Named Me Malala


  • Birthday Event
  • City to Surf Running Event (EDH online fundraising)
  • Soiree & Fashion Sale
  • The Judge


  • Balmoral Opera Event
  • City to Surf Running Event (EDH online fundraising)
  • Birthday Event
  • Film Event – Byron Bay


  • KPMG Photo Competition
  • KPMG Volunteer Competition
  • Everyday Hero Challenge
  • Ladies’ Lunch & Auction
  • Garage Band Aid Event
  • City to Surf Running Event (EDH online fundraising)
  • Soiree


  • City to Surf Running Event
  • Soup night


  • Soup night
  • Garage sale


  • NSW Art Gallery/Jenny Kee Event


  • Dalai Lama Event