Superheroes Events Limited (SEL)’s journey from original concept over the past 6+ years has been an amazing one.
Thanks to our Patrons, Sponsors, and Shoalhaven Superheroes Volunteers, we have pioneered a unique Pop Culture Community Program, including successful Guinness World Record, Australian, and World First achievements.
However, the announcement below has to be our most important corporate milestone. After nearly 18 months’ work with our solicitors, we have received confirmation that our application to become a Public Benevolent Institution Charity with DGR status has been successful.
This very exciting news now provides SEL, through our recently established Superheroes Community Care company, to take forward our events, fundraising, and charity work to new levels.
In particular, our plans for the Superheroes Community Care River Retreat (River Retreat) to provide short stay accommodation for families with chronically ill kids and/or families requiring benevolent assistance will now be progressed.
100% of proceeds generated by our donations and fundraising campaigns will continue to go towards the River Retreat to help cover the operational cost and the sponsorship of family stays. We anticipate DGR status will further attract both corporate and general public support.
We look forward to making further exciting announcements in the future.
I am pleased to confirm that SUPERHEROES EVENTS LIMITED 13602867461 has been registered as a charity with the ACNC.
The date from which the charity is registered is 19/11/2020.
If the charity applied for Commonwealth charity tax concessions, we will pass on the application to the Australian Taxation Office.
I wish the charity all the best.
The Hon Dr Gary Johns
Thank you to everyone involved for continuing to be a part of our pioneering journey and supporting our volunteer endeavours.
The Volunteer Directors,
Superheroes Events Limited
Through the Shoalhaven Superheroes Festival, Events, and Activities, make the Shoalhaven region the Superheroes Capital of NSW / Australia.
Through Superheroes Community Care and Superheroes Community Care River Retreat, provide short stay accommodation assistance to families with chronically ill kids and/or families requiring benevolent assistance.
Encouraging, recognising, and celebrating volunteerism in the Shoalhaven region – our real Shoalhaven Superheroes!
The Shoalhaven Superheroes Festival (SSF) is a pioneering annual community series of different fundraising events and activities which celebrate pop culture. Superheroes Events Limited (SEL) is a volunteer not-for-profit company, which is the organiser of the SSF.
SEL was established in November 2014 with the mission to make the Shoalhaven the Superheroes Capital of NSW / Australia, through the establishment of pop culture events and fictional pop culture POP Worlds.
The first fictional POP World in 2014 was BerryPOP, the Shire of Berry Potter. All SSF events and activities held in the Shire of Berry potter are Harry Potter theme related.
All SSF events and activities are fundraising for the Superheroes Community Care River Retreat (River Retreat) at River Road, Shoalhaven Heads, NSW. The River Retreat will provide short-stay accommodation for families with chronically ill kids and/or families requiring benevolent assistance.
The first event held was the BerryPOP Pop Culture Charity Expo in December 2014. Since then, the SSF has grown to staging events both within and outside the Shoalhaven region. SSF pop culture fundraising events now include;
- Shoalhaven Pop CulturePOP – ShoalPOP Pop Culture Charity Expo
- Shoalhaven CommunityPOP – Volunteer “Service & Beyond” Awards
- Shoalhaven SchoolsPOP – Schools “Capes for Community” Awards
- North NowraPOP – Premier’s Cup Gold Charity Tournament State
- NowraPOP – Bat City
- Nowra AlivePOP – Creators Universe
- ParliamentPOP – Speaker’s Gardne Volunteers Recognition Reception
- BerryPOP – Shire of Berry Potter, Home of the Kidditch World Cup Tournament
- BomaderryPOP – Bomo-lympics Galaxy Games
- UlladullaPOP – Pirates Party World
- BerryCoolPOP – Master & Miss Brix Buy a “Superheroes” Brick, Land of Donations
- Shoalhaven HeadsPOP – River Retreat Benevolent Home
- TeraraPOP – Country Music Capital
- Sussex InletPOP – Santa Sup Regatta
To focus on SEL’s growing charitable work, Superheroes Community care was established in September 2020 ahead of SEL applying to ASIC and ACNC to change our legal structure to a Charity, Public Benevolent Institution with DGR status.
More POP Culture Worlds coming soon