Our commitment to the community - Giving the gift of giving

As you are maybe aware, we are dedicated to donating 10% from our candle proceeds to selected charities. Therefore, I thought it would be a good time to share why these charities are so close to our hearts here at Prince of Candles.

We are donating to two amazing charities that mean the world to us! Lifeline Australia and Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors.

Lifeline Australia supports the delivery of service by Lifeline Centres. Lifeline is Australia's leading suicide prevention service, formed through a partnership between 10,000 committed volunteers, our member centres, of which there are 40 located in communities around the nation and Lifeline Australia.

Together, they provide the crucial moments of connection that bring hope and save lives. Lifeline Australia is united in their vision to achieve an Australia free of suicide and are determined to ensure that no person has to face their darkest moments alone.

Personally, the importance of the services that lifeline provides is close to my heart, having lost a family member to suicide. I can't help but think that if Lifeline services were available, to them, it could have saved their life.

Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors was established in 2002 by Steve and Terri Irwin as a way to include and involve other caring people in the protection of injured, threatened or endangered wildlife - from the individual animal to an entire species.

Their vision is that people, wildlife and habitat survive and prosper without being detrimental to the existence of each other. They also have a mission to be the most effective wildlife conservation organisation in the world through the delivery of outstanding outcome-based programs and projects, inclusive of humanity.

At Prince of Candles, we are committed to the environment and its wildlife. Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors have some fantastic initiatives such as the Australia Zoo Rescue Team. The team is dedicated to rescuing animals that may be sick or injured by the threats our human-made community exposes to them. For animals to find food, new habitats or a mate during the breeding season, animals must cross busy roads, encounter domestic animals or escape from unusual locations. The Australia Zoo Rescue Team does a fantastic job at saving the lives of these animals day in, day out.