Almost every day we get an email or phone call requesting a product for a raffle or a donation of some kind.

So for the 2024 – 2025 financial year we have decided to allocate a total value or cash donations/sponsorship.

To be eligible for consideration we ask that the following application be filled in and returned to us prior to the end of July each year for allocations to be decided and sent out by end of August. 

Any applications that fall outside this time frame will not be considered.

Each application will be addressed on its own merit.

Donations or sponsorship will be inline with our own values.

Applications for sponsorship for the 24/25 Financial Year are now OPEN and will close 31st of July 2024. Applications must be submitted in full here

Community Groups

Our crew are involved with a number of local groups as committee members of:
Barossa Australia Tourism Committee
Southern Barossa Business Group 
Festival State Rodeo Circuit

Event Organisers of:
Barossa Timed Event Rodeo 
Dash 4 Cash Barrel Racing

Local Support

Mt Pleasant RSL
Lyndoch Cricket Club
Lyndoch Christmas Party
Williamstown Pony Club
Festival State Rodeo Circuit
Dash 4 Cash Barrel Racing
Barossa Timed Event Rodeo

Memberships

Barossa Australia
Tourism Industry Council of South Australia
Australian Helicopter Industry Association
GALTA – Visit Gay Australia

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2023 Christmas Campaign 

Though your support of our flights, we raised $1055 over the Christmas / New Year of 2023/2024. This support provided stationary supplies for children starting school. 

Backpacks for SA Kids is a charity supporting kids in need. These kids might just need a helping hand, in foster care or homeless. No child should ever want for basics.

Backpacks for SA Kids help between 3-5000 South Australian vulnerable children and young people each year. We will continue to support this amazing organisation into the future. 

To find more or share your support for such a great cause – click here.

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Sponsored Competitor

Our Chief Pilot, Bridgette, is a passionate barrel racer! She discovered the sport when she was around 15 years old, and after a few years of ups and downs, she’s now on a journey to consistency. In the 2023/2024 season, she took her own horse, “Viper,” whom she bred and trained, to rodeos across South Australia, from big professional events to smaller club gatherings.

Bridgette and Viper are gearing up to compete at the Australian Barrel Horse Association National Finals in Tamworth later this year. Even if you’re not familiar with horses, you can imagine the dedication and hard work it takes to get a horse to perform at a competitive level.

This summer, Bridgette has been up at the crack of dawn, putting in the hours before work to train and prepare Viper for competition.

But Bridgette and Viper aren’t going it alone – they’ve got a dedicated team of supporters who go above and beyond to help them succeed. 

Watch this space to find out how they go next season, starting in September!

 

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In 2012, Nick Throup emerged victorious in the grueling 24-hour trial!

This upcoming event holds even greater significance as Nick joins his brothers, Tristan and Sean, forming a formidable team.

From the Barossa Valley, biking has been a shared passion binding the Throup boys since their childhood.

Nick’s journey has taken him far and wide, exploring the world and now pursuing a career as a helicopter pilot here with Barossa Helicopters.

Now back in the familiar terrain of the Barossa, he eagerly anticipates reconnecting with his roots, especially the exhilarating 24 hour with his brothers.

Dubbed Australia’s ultimate test of endurance, the HARDI 24 Hour Trial has been a hallmark event since its inception in 1924. Annually held on the second weekend of July, the starting point alternates between Eudunda and Kapunda in South Australia, drawing participants and enthusiasts from far and wide.
We wish the Throup boys all the best of luck to not only finish but be victorious! 

Sponsored Competitors

Bazz and his son Robbie are dominating the tractor pulling scene in Australia with their customized tractors!

Competing in the 2WD Class, Bizzee Bee (pictured above), a Ford Escort, boasts a 350 Chevrolet engine coupled with a powerglide automatic transmission integrated into an Austin Truck gearbox and Layland Truck Differential.

Meanwhile, Rumpus competes in the Limited Modified Class, featuring a 350 Chevrolet engine and a 3010 John Deere Gearbox and differential.

Both tractors are currently leading their respective classes as they gear up for the Australian Tractor Pull Championships on Easter Saturday in Quambatook, Victoria.

Here’s to wishing them the best of luck as they aim to clinch the title once again!

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To find out more about the great work that Backpacks 4 SA Kids are doing every day check them out online!
To begin helping today

Give a Gift that Gives Back This Christmas

BOOK NOW OR BUY A GIFT CARD & WE WILL GIVE $5 TO HELP KIDS IN A TIME OF NEED

Up until 24 December we are giving $5 from every flight booked & taken, as well as from every gift voucher sold to Backpacks For SA Kids!

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Go the extra mile(s) for dad this Father's Day!

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