It is a fine and grand tradition of all Discworld Conventions to have an auction of collectables and memorabilia to raise money for charity. The Charity Auction will be held on Sunday 6th August, and you'll want to be there to bid for some rare and highly sought after items, generous donated by our sponsors, guests and community.
In addition, there is also a Silent Auction - that is, rather than the auction being live and being presided over by auctioneers, you simply just write your name, membership number and bid down on a sheet of paper.
We already have quite a lot of really great items to auction, but if you have something you would like to donate to the auction, please contact us to let us know what it is! However, please keep in mind that anything donated needs to appeal to fans, so it should be unique or rare or have high value as a collectable. The more valuable, the more money will be able to raise for our charities!
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By almost all socioeconomic indicators, Australia's Indigenous young people are the most disadvantaged group in the nation. There is a significant gap in the English literacy rates of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia, which the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation is working to minimise. Research also shows that Indigenous homes have fewer books and educational resources. This is particularly an issue in remote communities, where almost two thirds of children cannot access a library. These factors are clearly linked to children's achievements at school and in the development of English literacy skills.
The primary beneficiaries of the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation-s programs are Indigenous children aged between 8 and 16 years. The priority of the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation is to provide ongoing literacy programs and opportunities for Indigenous young people through education and community based initiatives such as: