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History of the 4K

The 4K started life as the Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids (KKKK) in 1989 by a group of seven locals who used to gather at the Bowral Hotel on a regular basis. These pioneers of our charity decided to do something special for the disadvantaged and disabled kids in their local area and so our charity was born.

Over the years the 4K has organised a range of events to raise money with the main focus being a gentleman’s lunch held in October each year where locals and business came together with the specific purpose of raising funds to be distributed throughout the community to those kids in need. This has been supplemented by a lady’s lunch and golf days where the local community come together to raise funds to support our causes.

To date, we have raised more than $3,500,000 for kids in the Wingecarribee Shire and have assisted numerous organisations, schools, individuals and families. Support has been given to organisations such as Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Shepherd Centre, Childflight, Clown Doctors, Camp Quality.

The 4K has also been funding partners in setting up the ASDESI (Autistic Spectrum Disorder Education Support and Information) Program run by Interchange Australia, and the Coverdrive Program run by the Bradman Foundation both of which provide support to disabled and disadvantaged kids.

Our support of the community includes the purchase of educational and recreational equipment for individuals and schools for our Special Needs Kids so they can interact and play with other kids and their families. It also includes the purchase of critical equipment such as wheelchairs, mechanical lifts, cochlear implants and speech therapy.

Over the 33 years of operation, the 4K has provided support to the following schools within the Wingecarribee Shire in a variety of ways. Tangara Special School, Tahmoor Primary, Mittagong Primary. St Michaels Mittagong, St Thomas Aquinas, Moss Vale High, Moss Vale Primary, Bowral High, Bowral Primary, Burrawang Primary, Sutton Forest Primary and Bundanoon Primary.

The level of support included the purchase of musical instruments (including a piano), setting up kitchens, libraries, swimming pool maintenance, providing shade over playgrounds, computers and iPads, creating vegetable garden beds, provision of sporting equipment, soft-play ground covers, building extensions and plumbing.

The 4K isn’t finished yet. We couldn’t have achieved any of it without the fantastic support of the individuals and organisation of the Wingecarribee Shire. Please support those that support us as we continue to support the community and have big plans for the future. If
you want to help, please contact us or make a donation here.