Disha, a Melbourne based not for profit organisation was founded over 10 years ago by Tara Chandramouli. Tara's drive to create Disha came about when her brother, a loving and jovial member of the Indian community was diagnosed with Cancer. Supported by a group of her closest friends, together they had the vision to help make a difference, to reach out and touch the community by raising funds for worthwhile causes. Since then, Disha with the humble support of its family and friends has raised more than $300,000 to support various causes mainly Cancer (of all types), as well as Mental Health.
To ensure Dishas flame continues for years to come, volunteers of Dishas next generation began planning for their first event in August 2017 and set a goal to raise $15,000 for The Royal Children’s Hospital - Kookaburra Cancer Care Ward as part of the bed sponsorship program. This ward is the only provider of complex children's cancer care and stem cell transplantation in Victoria and consists of a team of specialist medical, nursing, research and allied health professionals that provide care and services to meet the clinical, physical, social and psychological needs of patients and parents. The money raised at Dishas ‘Cuppa for Kids’ Breakfast has provided sponsorship for three years for one bed in the ward.