Members Statement: Fred Hollows Humanitarian Award

Ms SPENCE — On another matter, I would like to congratulate two Yuroke grade 6 students on being awarded the Fred Hollows Humanitarian Award — Kristabelle and Raffaella from Our Lady’s Primary School in Craigieburn. These humanitarian awards acknowledge students who follow in Fred Hollows’s footsteps by making a positive difference in their local community.

Kristabelle and Raffaella were specifically acknowledged for their compassion, integrity and kindness. They raised more than $1000 for the Bahay Tuluyan charity, which prevents and responds to the abuse and exploitation of children in the Philippines, and more than $1000 for the Project Compassion charity, which supports impoverished communities across the world.

A special thanks to teacher Ms Mary McCormack for nominating these students. I was so proud to read of their wonderful work, and I know the whole Yuroke community shares this pride. Well done, and I look forward to seeing more of your achievements in the future.