Ways to help

It takes a village…

The Foundation will be running several commemoration and fundraising events throughout the year. If you can make it along to one we would love to meet you. Of course, donations are gratefully accepted anytime to help us spread the message throughout the community.


All of these events will be held with the purpose of fundraising and further raising awareness for the Foundation. See our calendar for all upcoming events.

Beach walk for Balin

On the anniversary of Balin’s death (January 20), a massive beach walk is planned for along Kawana Beach to his Memorial Chair at Beach Access 215 and then on to Point Cartwright where Balin’s memorial tree has been planted.


A day musical festival to celebrate Balin’s Birthday in September as his love of music was an integral part of his life. The concert will promote awareness and an educational element to further affect the youth culture on the Sunshine Coast against carrying of edged weapons.


All donations made and merchandise purchased goes towards educating the community about knife crime. Your donations go towards stickers for laptops and bins to promote awareness, brochures to hand out to students during presentations and so much more!


Our merchandise is now up for sale! Please message us through the Facebook page for more details and sales.

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Michael (Balin’s Dad) has been giving presentations to students from day one. Teaching our youth and students about knife crime is cruicial to ensure that we keep our communities safe.

Michael has attended many schools across the Sunshine Coast presenting an informative and interactive presentation as well as offering to answer questions that students have.

If you wish to get in touch for presentations at your child’s school, please follow the link below.


Talk to your kids and their friends to see if they know anyone that carries a knife.

Contact the parents/family members of the person, even if that is a hard conversation to have.

If it’s not possible to do that, consider contacting a school teacher or principal or employer.

Contact your local Neighbourhood Watch.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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