OUR STORY

Our vision is for a safe healthy and happy community, where there is an opportunity for dreams to become reality.

K’Sparkle is a registered not for profit organization with the ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission) set up in memory of Katrina Wakeling nee Hastings who tragically passed away in 2009.

At K’Sparkle we endeavor to build and grow a legacy around children’s and female education worldwide, family cohesion and the opportunity for young people to achieve their dreams.

At the tender age of 31 years surrounded by her loving family and friends Katrina Louise Wakeling (nee Hastings) died in December 2009. Katrina had suffered a sudden and totally unexpected stroke during the night and despite every attempt to save her Katrina left this world leaving behind not only her devastated birth family but also her chosen family …her beloved soul-mate and husband Lachlan and their adored 4 month old son Lewis.

  • Katrina

    Katrina

OUR MISSION

Katrina’s Sparkle was founded by her family as a legacy to the life she lived – one of laughter, fun, passion, adventure, travel, integrity, profound love of family and a deep professional concern for the well being and safety of others.

Katrina’s Sparkle will ensure that we, her family and friends, will keep her spirit alive and her memory shining brightly by creating opportunities to come together and make some dreams possible based on the values she held in such high regard.

The things we do to achieve our objectives are:

  • Focus on health and safety issues for children
  • Promote family harmony
  • Support youth ambassadorial/scholarship programs
  • Advance social justice
  • Assist with girls education
  • Provide funds for cancer research

Team

Rob - President

Rob

President


Rob is Co-founder and President of K’Sparkle Inc.



Jo - Treaurer

Jo

Treasurer


Jo is Co-founder and Treasurer of K’Sparkle Inc and a driving force behind many of K’Sparkle initiatives.


Simon - Vice President

Simon

Vice President


Simon is an integral part of K’Sparkle. He utilises his knowledge and training as a paramedic to deliver first-aid courses through KSafeKids.

Shaun

Shaun

Web Developer/I.T Consultant


Shaun is a valuable part of K’Sparkle’s digital operations and liaises with Simon on all technical solutions.


Mel

Mel

Member


I met Katrina in Year 9, in 1993, when K started at Genazzano College.
Through K, I met her family, Rob and Jo, and Simon and later worked with them at Camp Ullamulla in Gembrook.
This experience led me to become involved in Summer Camps USA and I spent 3 summers working in the Poconos of Pennsylvania and Camp Oneka, a place that remains dear to me even now.
On returning to Australia, I decided to return to university and completed my Bachelor of Education (P-12) in 2008 and have worked doing relief teaching.
I played soccer and met my hot husband at the same club, and we have been married for 11 years and have two spunky girls; Phoebe, 7 and Matilda, 4.
I’m excited for the future of K’Sparkle and look forward to continuing the fabulous work achieved so far.



Nicky

Nicky

Secretary


I have been impressed by the passion, focus and hard work performed by this charity. By being involved in K’Sparkle, I have been able to witness how smaller charities can make a large and meaningful impression on the recipients. This is very inspiring to myself and my family. In honouring Katrina’s memory this way, this charity has been able to literally make the world a better place for somebody.


CONTACT

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We thank you for supporting Katrina’s Sparkle Fund and assisting us to honour her memory by providing opportunities to promote the values she held so dearly.You can donate to the Fund in a number of different ways depending on whether or not you wish your donation to be tax deductible.

If you wish to be on our mailing list (or wish to be removed from our mailing list) or have any comments kindly send us an email with your details.

  • PO Box 334 Berwick VIC 3806
  • info@ksparkle.org.au