The City of Armadale is committed to supporting our residents to lead healthy active lifestyles and we want to make it easier for you to carry on this message into your community.
The City has made available a healthy and fun fundraising alternative to your usual chocolate drive or cake stall. The City of Armadale’s Blender Bike is available to community organisations, schools and sporting clubs wishing to create pedal powered smoothies to raise much needed funds for their group.
To hire the Blender Bike for an upcoming event please complete a booking form below and return to the City of Armadale. Alternatively you can email or call the Health and Wellbeing Officer on (08) 9394 5000.
Below are some simple ideas and tips that will make your next sizzle stand out from the crowd.
- Swap white bread with wholemeal, wholegrain or high fibre bread
- Limit the amount of oil you use and use healthy oils instead (olive, canola, soybean, sunflower)
- Leave the margarine off bread
- Use salt reduced or no added salt sauces
- Add colour to your sizzle – BBQ vegies or make vegie kebabs
- Use reduced fat and salt sausages ( <10g fat per 100g and <500mg salt per 100g)
- Provide kebabs, lean steaks, lean burgers and skinless chicken breasts
- Work with your local butcher to see if they can add grated vegies to sausages or hamburger patties
- Offer barbequed corn on the cob
- Serve fresh fruit for a simple desert
- Have plenty of cold water available
- Limit the amount of sugary soft drinks available.
The current consumption of fruit and vegetables among the West Australian population is well below recommended requirements. Additionally 1 in 4 children and almost 2 in every 3 adults are overweight or obese.
Healthy fundraising can:
- Encourage healthy eating
- Make money for your organisation while promoting health and wellbeing
- Show your community that you care about health rather than profit alone
- Provide satisfaction from being a positive role model
- Reduce the pressure put on people to spend money on fundraisers they don’t agree with, or that they feel obliged to participate in.