Click on the banners below to learn more about some of the charities Nikki has supported over the years and how she has been involved with them.
War Child is an international relief and development agency, dedicated to providing immediate, effective and sustainable aid to children affected by war.
War Child believes that children should never be the victims of armed conflict. For those children who become victims of armed conflict, War Child believes that their security and access to quality health, educational and recreational facilities and services should still be a right. War Child also believes that children in conflict areas have a right to the love and care of their families and communities.
Nikki’s version of Dancing in the Street was featured on the Hand in Hand album, a CD of “fantastic fun and happy songs for children”, released on October 11, 2004. All the songs were donated by the artists, and $5 from every purchase was donated to War Child.
Camp Quality is the children’s family cancer charity that believes in bringing optimism and happiness to the lives of children and families affected by cancer through fun therapy. We believe laughter is the best medicine.
Nikki performed at the McDonald College 20th Anniversary Concert in November 2003, from which Camp Quality received all profits. On Dancing with the Stars in 2005, Camp Quality was the charity Nikki and Sasha Farber were raising money for.
Project 551 – Tails For Whales
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) launched the global grassroots campaign “Tails for Whales” to show governments around the world that there is widespread support to protect whales.
Life Changing Experiences Foundation
The Mission of Life Changing Experiences Foundation is to support and nurture our underprivileged and disadvantaged youth by breaking the cycle of suffering and experience as a result of abuse, neglect and various trauma and reversing the detrimental effects of low self esteem by teaching them vital tools to create the future of their dreams.
We aim to help them reach their fullest potential by supporting them while they overcome their past, inspiring them to create a fulfilling present, giving them opportunities to change the direction of their future and achieving community ‘wellness’ through the social inclusion of these young people now capable of being active and positively contibuting members of our community.
In 2005, Nikki took part in the Butterfly Release ceremony, promoting the SISTER2sister Program.
Starlight Childrens Foundation
Starlight Children’s Foundation is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families. Working with more than 1000 hospitals, the Foundation provides an impressive menu of both in-hospital and outpatient programs and services. A leader in delivering distractive entertainment, Starlight’s programs benefit over 100,000 children each month world wide.
In 2003, Nikki designed one of the 13 pedal cars for the Sydney Motor Show, which were auctioned on eBay to raise funds for the foundation.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
The Spastic Centre of New South Wales was founded on 30 January 1945, by a concerned group of 25 parents of children with cerebral palsy, under the leadership of Audrie and Neil McLeod. It was the first organisation of its type in the world for people with cerebral palsy. The name of the organisation was changed to Cerebral Palsy Alliance on the 8 February 2011 with the aim of achieving a stronger profile, clarity of purpose and an unambiguous focus on cerebral palsy.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance is an affiliate of UCP – United Cerebral Palsy. The mission of United Cerebral Palsy is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.
Nikki appeared in a television commercial for The Spastic Centre of NSW, and attended the 14th Annual Italian Affair Gala Ball:
The 14th Annual Italian Affair Gala Ball was held at Club Marconi and raised in excess of $100,000. The event kicked off with a star-studded guest list including Jessica Rowe, Sandra Sully, Ron Wilson, Nikki Webster and the Honourable Carl Scully. Irish comedian Sean Kramer and The Beatgirls entertained the 500-plus guests.
Jeans for Genes
Jeans for Genes Day is a national day when people wear their jeans to raise much-needed funds for research into birth defects and diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, and a range of genetic disorders. Every dollar raised on the day helps scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute discover treatments and buy lasix cures, to give every child the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.
A pair of Nikki’s jeans, painted by David Boyd, sold at the Jeans for Genes Art 2001 Charity auction in Sydney, attracting the highest bid for the event of $22,500.