Did you know each year we give all the profits from Pinfest to a local charity?
This year, the Newcastle Pinball Association will be donating the proceeds from Pinfest 2022 to Friends of Palliative Care Inc. and we are proud to be contributing to this worthy cause. AMD, our major sponsor, have generously offered to add a donation of their own.
Friends of Palliative Care is an organisation dedicated to promoting community awareness of palliative care services, helping people living with life-limiting illnesses, and providing much needed support to patients, family, and carers.
Established in 1986, this organisation is run by a passionate and dedicated team of volunteers. They receive no government funding and rely entirely on donations from the community to operate. Working to support their local specialist palliative care service they are able to connect with the people most in need of help across Maitland, Kurri Kurri, Cessnock, Singleton, Dungog and the surrounding areas.
They provide loans of specialist equipment such as electric beds, bed sticks, hospital bed tables, hoists and slings, specialised pressure care mattresses, pressure cushions and many other items. They also provide some financial aid taking care of pharmacy bills and other expenses, and they help finance professional development and education for specialist palliative care staff.
Friends of Palliative Care provide a very important service. Having access to an essential piece of equipment like an electric bed can make the difference between being able to die at home surrounded by familiar things, your pets, and your loved ones or having to spend your last days in a hospital environment.
By coming to Pinfest you will help support this organisation. Find out more on the Friends of Palliative Care Inc Facebook page.
Thank you to everyone who contributed in making Pinfest 2021 a success. To those who contributed their machines and time to make it happen and everyone who attended over the weekend and also bought a T-shirt, key ring or poster.
Your efforts and patronage have yielded a big result. And of course, a big thank you to our free venue courtesy of Club Macquarie.
Play Pinball to make a difference! Newcastle Pinfest is Australia’s longest running pinball show. It’s run solely by volunteers and totally not for profit, making it a completely unique event in the world of pinball. Looking forward to Pinfest 2022…
Thank you to everyone who contributed in making Pinfest 2020 a reality. To those who contributed their machines and time to make it happen and everyone who attended over the weekend and bought a T-shirt, mug or stubbie holder.
Your efforts and patronage have made a big difference to 2 local charities. This year we were able to donate $6,000 from the proceeds. Not our best year but great under the circumstances. This has been one of only a few public pinball events around the world in 2020.
$3,000 each to Newcastle Wesley Mission and Hunter & Northern Kidney Foundation, to help them continue the valuable work that they do.
This year it was decided that we wanted something different for the poster after having what was essentially the same poster for the last 7 years. That decision was easy, but what could we do?
We asked Mark of Tippettures if he’d be willing to help us out and he pretty much said, “I’m in” before we had the question out. Mark gave us a quick sketch of a concept in no time at all and we all loved the idea and he went about the task of creating us the best looking and most unique Pinfest artwork we’ve seen.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to making Pinfest 2019 a huge success. To those who donated their machines and time to make it happen and everyone who attended over the weekend and bought a T-shirt, mug or cooler. Your efforts and love of pinball have made a big difference to 2 local charities. This year we were able to donate $8,000 from the proceeds. Our best year so far! $4,000 each to Newcastle Wesley Mission and Hunter and Northern Kidney Foundation to help them continue the valuable work they do.
Looking forward to Pinfest 2020 and making it bigger!