Search is on for Aussies to follow in Fred Hollows’ footsteps

DO YOU know an adult who embodies the values of kindness, compassion, and integrity? Or someone who goes out of their way to make the community a better or safer place for everyone?

DO YOU know an adult who embodies the values of kindness, compassion, and integrity? Or someone who goes out of their way to make the community a better or safer place for everyone?

Here’s your chance to publicly thank them.

This year, The Fred Hollows Foundation has launched the inaugural Fred Awards – after the late Professor Fred Hollows, who believed in the everyday humanitarianism of Australians.

The Fred Awards celebrate people who care for others in a decent, practical, and no-nonsense way, just like Fred did.

Colleagues, managers, parents, and community members across our Electorate of Lismore can nominate someone who is making a difference at www.hollows.org/fredawards before Friday 23 July, 2021.

State Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin said Professor Fred Hollows was a great Australian who led with kindness, compassion, and integrity.

“Now The Fred Hollows Foundation is searching for someone in the Electorate of Lismore who embodies these values and makes positive contributions to our community,” Ms Saffin said.

“Whether it’s the friend who’s constantly taking part in charity challenges, or the local who regularly volunteers in their spare time, local people are making a tremendous contribution to our community and the Fred Awards is a great opportunity for them to be recognised.”

All nominees will receive a certificate and be recognised at a virtual presentation ceremony, hosted by Ambassador to The Foundation, and friend of Fred Hollows, Ray Martin, and Founding Director Gabi Hollows AO.

Gabi Hollows said Fred used to say the basic attribute of mankind is to look after each other.

“He would be so proud to know the Fred Awards are recognising those who are demonstrating this belief in their own lives,” Ms Hollows said.

“I am constantly inspired by the everyday humanitarianism that I see in my community, and I urge people to nominate someone in their area who embodies the values of compassion, integrity and kindness.”

Nominations are now open and close at 11.59pm, Friday 23 July, 2021.

To nominate someone please go to: www.hollows.org/fredawardsThursday, 25 March 2021

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