Diocesan students nominated for Fred Hollows Humanity Award

Two students from our diocese have been honoured for making a positive difference in their local community by following in Fred Hollow’s footsteps.

Sophie Bolch of St Benedict’s Primary School, Edgeworth and Jye Dinsdale of St Patrick’s Primary School, Swansea were among 68 Year six students from across NSW to be honoured with a 2016 Fred Hollows Foundation award nomination.

On Monday September 5, nominees, including Sophie and Jye travelled with their families to NSW Parliament House for the announcement of the Fred Hollows Foundation Junior Ambassador for NSW.

Founding director of the Fred Hollows Foundation, Gabi Hollows and other presenters spoke at the event about the work of the Foundation and how the nominated students are helping to live up to the dream of the Foundation with their work and commitment in their own communities. Each nominee was also given some one-on-one time with Ms Hollows.

“The response to the award has been incredible with children from 55 schools across the state nominated, said Ms Hollows.

“It was wonderful to meet so many young people making a positive difference in their communities.”

Read about Sophie and Jye's inspiring contributions here:

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Alyssa Faith was the Communications Manager for the Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle from 2016 - 2017 and a regular contributor to Aurora and mnnews.today.