20 April, 2024

Nominate a compassionate Aussie

This year would have been Fred Hollows’ 95th birthday and to mark this day, The Fred Hollows Foundation is launching the 2024 Fred and Humanity awards.

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The Humanity Award is a national search for Year 6 students who demonstrate compassion, integrity and kindness towards others.

The Fred Awards recognise adult Australians who care for others in a decent, practical, and no-nonsense way – just like Fred did.

Founding Director Gabi Hollows is encouraging people to nominate someone who cares for others in a decent, practical and no-nonsense way – just like Fred did.

“The awards help celebrate the humanitarian spirit of everyday Australians”, she said.

“These people go out of their way to create a better world, and we would love to see even more people nominated this year.”

“It could be a neighbour who volunteers their time to help others, the carer who’s always on, or the community advocate trying to create a fairer world.

“No act of kindness is too small to acknowledge and The Foundation is looking for everyday people who don’t do what they do for accolades.”

For the 2024 Humanity Award, Parents, teachers, principals, and community members around the country can nominate a child in Year 6 who is making a difference.

One Junior Ambassador from each state and territory will then be awarded at a ceremony during Term 4 of the school year.

Nominations can be made from now until July 21 at or


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