Youth Grants and awards | July 25, 2016

Fred Hollows award open for year six students

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is encouraging local year 6 students to nominate for the 2016 Fred Hollows Humanity Award.

Sponsored by the Fed Hollows Foundation, the Fed Hollow Humanity Award recognises Year 6 students who follow in Fred’s footsteps by showing care and compassion for others.

“Nominations for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award have now opened in Victoria for the first time,” Ms Kealy said.

“I urge parents, teachers and other community members to nominate local Year 6 students who are making an outstanding contribution to the wonderful community spirit of our region.

“Whether it is volunteering, fundraising for a good cause or helping others, local children are making a positive difference in our communities. This award is a great opportunity to recognise our young people that are making western Victoria a great place to live,” she said.

Professor Fred Hollows dedicated his life to helping others, saving the sight of disadvantaged people around the world.

The Fred Hollows Humanity Award has been successfully run in the Australian Capital Territory since 2012 and in New South Wales since last year.

All nominees will be recognised at a presentation ceremony where the 2016 Victoria Junior Ambassador will be announced.

This ambassador will be able to extend their humanity by allocating $5,000 donated by Specsavers to one of The Fred Hollows Foundation’s programs to end avoidable blindness.

To learn more about the award, or to nominate a young person visit by 21 August 2016.

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