Team Mareiwa

Winnovators 2019

The baked goods just keep coming!

We've all but lost count of how many bake sales we've had over the last 6 months, all thanks to the wonderfully skilled students at Hamilton TAFE. While this may have been bad for waistlines, it has been GREAT for WaterAid with 100% of the takings added straight to our team fundraising tally!

Colleagues... you may resume your normal healthy eating habits after the close of winnovators 2019 in two weeks time. In the meantime, EAT UP and donate generously!

The Res - sunset tours a hit!

Thank you WSP for supporting Team Mareiwa and WaterAid in Winnovators! We enjoyed sharing our Winnovators story with all of our guests. Congratulations to WSP and Hunter Water on 12 months of partnership! Another beautiful evening for our second sunset tour of Newcastle’s The Res. Perfect spot for a celebration!
 

First Team Mareiwa sunset tour of Newcastle's "The Res"

Our first tour of Newcastle's first reservoir, built in 1882 went off without a hitch! It was so great to share our Winnovators story with the Water Services Association of Australia, Climate Change, Energy and Environment network. The views from the roof were pretty spectacular too. Thanks for the great weather Newcastle! 

Think, solve, learn...

We have been excited to learn new ways of thinking and problem solving as part of our Winnovators journey! Design thinking, systems thinking and rich pictures are just a few of the different techniques we have been using to tackle the Colombia challenge. 

Bake Sales A Treat!

Our bake sales have been a real hit with our colleagues. What better way to spread the WaterAid message than over a cuppa and a cream bun? Delicious way to raise funds and win friends around the office!

Flanno Friday and Bogan Bingo - 14 June 2019

Team Mariewa had a massive day on Friday, sharing our Winnovators story with over 150 people and raising over $2,750 through our Flanno Friday and Bogan Bingo events! We also managed to raise awareness of WaterAid and global WASH issues across 6 companies and 7 offices in one day.

We had been hoping to share lots of hilarious Bogan Bingo photos with you this week, as many of our guests said it was the best laugh they have had in a long time. We were very sad to learn yesterday that our wonderful Bogan Bingo photographer had his equipment and computer (including our event photos) stolen on Monday. We are doing our best to round up some more photos, so if you attended the event and took any photos or videos we would love you to email them to us at teammareiwa@hotmail.com

Big thanks to all of our supporters, in particular GHD, Hunter H2O, AECOM, Chandler MacLeod and Steve Tyne Photography for supporting our Flanno Friday and Bogan Bingo events, and our prize donors Total Eden, Permeate Partners, 4WD Tours R Us, Passionate People Institute, Dan Murphys Raymond Terrace, GHD, BYO Cellars Medowie, Osiris Embroidery, Michelle Hastie and Bronwyn Mitchell.

Media release "Team Mareiwa takes on the challenge to change lives in Colombia"

Check out our media release "Team Mareiwa takes on the challenge to change lives in Colombia"

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6544353902614147072

Bogan Bingo WaterAid Fundraiser - 14 June

Bogan Bingo – Friday 14 June, 7pm

The Gardens Sporting Complex, 104 Sandgate Rd, Birmingham Gardens, NSW, 2287

Get your Bogan on and come dressed to not impress. Bring your friends and family along to this 18+ event for a hilarious show, bogan inspired finger food and bingo with a twist.

There will be prizes for the best bogan outfit, bingo winners and air guitar champion, along with a raffle and other fun activities during the night, with all proceeds from the evening going to WaterAid.

Tickets are $65 each (for food and entertainment) or $60 when 10 or more are purchased. A free courtesy bus will operate within surrounding suburbs on a first in best dressed basis. There is also plenty of parking at the venue if you choose to drive.

Email teammareiwa@hotmail.com to purchase tickets and book a seat on the bus.

If you aren't able to come along but would like to donate to WaterAid, you can via this link:
https://fundraise.wateraid.org.au/fundraisers/Team-Mareiwa

Introducing the WaterAid Winnovators Columbia Challenge 2019

Check out Sarah and Steph introducing the WaterAid Winnovators Columbia Challenge for 2019! Team Mareiwa will be solving this challenge, learning and fundraising along the way. "The further we get into this challenge we appreciate how fortunate we are to have access to clean water and good sanitation practices."

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6538574519488086016/

Thanks for supporting Team Mareiwa!

We are Team Mareiwa, a group of passionate water professionals in Newcastle, NSW, Australia, determined to make a difference in the lives of the indigenous Wayuu population in La Guajira, Colombia. We are taking on WaterAid’s Winnovators 2019 Challenge, competing with teams around the world to solve a real world Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) challenge and raise money for WaterAid along the way.
Did you know that 1.6 million people in Colombia do not have access to safe water, and 7.5 million live without sanitation facilities? Team Mareiwa is tackling the Winnovators Colombia challenge, to support the implementation of a new national rural WASH policy with the Wayuu people of La Guajira. We are inspired by one of the Wayuu people’s fundamental deities, considered the goddess of water and the rains, and defined as the creator of life and wisdom.
WaterAid is an international not-for-profit organisation enabling the world's poorest people to gain access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. By supporting Team Mareiwa you are helping WaterAid transform the lives of the Wayuu people in La Guajira, along with millions of others around the world.
 
Team Mareiwa appreciate your generous donation!

Team Mareiwa's wonderful sponsors

$3k

Ghd

Payment for Res tour

$3k

Aecom

Payment for RES Tour 11/10/19 AECOM. Keep up the great work.

$2.44k

Wsp

Donation to WaterAid Winnovators Team Mareiwa

$1.67k

Wsp

Asset Solutions Tour of the Res - Catering

$1.63k

Julia Irwin

August Bake Sales

$1.04k

Team Mareiwa

Final fund transfer

$1.02k

Lauren Randall

Bingo/Raffle/Drink coolers

$612

Anonymous

HO BBQ 28 June

$500

Steph Hayes

Flanno Friday funds

$500

Tom

Bogan Bingo

$283

Lauren Randall

Bake sales 11 Sep & 12 Sep

$208

Julia Irwin

Go team Mareiwa.

$200

Shaz Black

$200

Sharon Black

Entertainment books

$168

Shayne Humphreys

Bake Sale 24/7/19

$112

Anonymous

Tin Shaking Friends

$104

James Bentley

All the best team - so proud of you for what you are doing

$104

Chandler Macleod

$87

Lauren Randall

Bake sale 18/9/19

$63

Tom O'connor

$62

Lyndal Sommerville

Go Team Mareiwa!

$62

Lauren Randall

Healthy Snacks

$56

Lauren Randall

GHD Morning Tea 28 June

$52

Michael Randall

Go Team Mareiwa!

$52

Grasshouse - Rob And Nikki

$40

Renny Chivunga

Yummy Chocolates!

$30

Lauren Randall

Return & Earn

$25

Lauren Randall

$16

Philippa Kolo

$14

Jacinta Mortell

$13

Tom Hartigan

Return and Earn

$10

Renny Chivunga

BBQ and chocolates.

$10

Josh Pearsall

that scroll was awesome!

$10

Renny Chivunga

Chocolate IOU current and present.

$10

Lyndal Sommerville

$10

Thomas Hartigan

Keep up the Great Work team

$5

Jen Pritchard

$5

Jacinta Mortell

$5

Lorenzo Sposito

Yes

$5

Sarah G

$5

Matthew Butler

Bake Sales - Great work guys

$5

Leanne Mullins

$5

Sarah Gray

$5

Dinesh Kumar Manivannan

$5

Andrew Tjiptadi

$5

Rob Main

Rob Main - BBQ lunch farwell

$5

Magali Robinson

BBQ

$5

Janita Klein

$5

Kelly De Wall

$5

Scott Christie

$5

Chris

$5

Glen Robinson

BBQ

$3

Jen Pritchard

Choccie IOU

$3

Andrew Tjiptadi

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