Life Love and Health Fundraising Initiatives

Thank you to all our donors who, over the past 11 years, have provided the funds to make real changes in people's lives in Timor-Leste. Some past fundraising events include:

Paul Kelly Concert In 2003
Paul Kelly began his support of Life, Love and Health with a concert in Collingwood Town Hall. This was Life, Love and Health’s first big event to bring together supporters of Timor-Leste and raise funds for the Balibo House Trust and the Alola Foundation.

'Freedom Rising' CD 2004
Paul Kelly and Luke Gosling teamed up to produce the 'Freedom Rising' CD. Funds raised were shared by Life, Love and Health, the Alola Foundation and Haburus, a Timorese NGO for Environmental Awareness. Special thanks to Paul Kelly for his great support, as well as Missy Higgins, The Living End, Casey Chambers, Hoodoo Gurus, Sime Nugent and other Australian and Timorese artists who gave their time and many previously unreleased tracks, to the fundraising project. Please contact us if you would like to purchase a CD.

Debt of Honour DVD
The DVD 'Debt of Honour' explores the unique bond which developed between the Australian soldiers and their Timorese companions who tried to defend Australia from a Japanese invasion during the Second World War. When the InterFET Force went into Timor-Leste in 1999, General Peter Cosgrove also referred to the debt of honour which the Australians owed to the Timorese for support in WW2. Please contact if you would like to purchase a DVD.

Timor Gathering Melbourne Concert 2006
Paul Kelly & The Boon Companions, The Hoodoo Gurus and Sime Nugent joined forces at Melbourne's Athenaeum Theatre in October 2006 for a charity fundraiser concert for Timor-Leste.

Pain for Gain 2008
Simon Davis and his mates hold adventurous challenges to raise funds for development projects in Asia. For 2009, they chose to support kids in Timor-Leste by cycling for 43 days non-stop across the Nullarbor Desert in Southern Australia. Funds raised contributed to the building of a three classroom school in the village of Garianna, Timor-Leste.

Time to Shine 2009
Lifecoach and LL&H volunteer Carl Massy has used his "One Time to Shine" initiative to fundraise for the building of improved facilities for the blind children living at Fuan Nabilan in the town of Same, Timor-Leste.

Photographic Exhibition
Vicki Kerrigan and Kate Sieper held a Timor-Leste photo exhibition at Darwin's CCAE Gallery and donated all the profits to Life, Love and Health.