The Fred Hollows Foundation is keeping Fred’s vision alive through an award which recognises Year 6 students who follow in Fred’s footsteps by showing care and compassion for others.
“There is no act of kindness too small. Whether it is volunteering, fundraising for a good cause or helping others,” Ms Peulich said.
“Children in Melbourne’s South Eastern Metropolitan Region are making a positive difference in our community and this award is a great opportunity for their work to be recognised.”
The Fred Hollows Humanity Award launches in Victoria after successfully running in the Australian Capital Territory since 2012, and launching in New South Wales last year
The Foundation’s Founding Director Gabi Hollows said: “Fred used to say that the basic attribute of mankind was our ability to look after each other. The Fred Hollows Humanity Award will recognise students in Victoria who have reflected this value in their own lives.”
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 $5000 to one of The Fred Hollows Foundation’s programs to end avoidable blindness.
“I urge parents, teachers and other community members to nominate Year 6 students in the area and showcase the community spirit of Melbourne’s South Eastern Metropolitan Region,” Ms Peulich said.
To learn more about the award, or to nominate a young person in South Eastern Melbourne, visit www.hollows.org/humanityaward before August 21.