month over 300 supporters, sponsors and friends from across Australia were
brought together by Life Education at the annual Gold Harold Awards to
celebrate those who have contributed to the safe and healthy development of the
This year it was clear that the
recurring theme was passion within the community, with MC Melissa Doyle
recognising the role that it plays in the work of Life Education and
specifically the remote areas in which it operates.
"Life Education works in many
remote indigenous communities spread across Australia, in particular, the Top
End," said Melissa. "This is amazing work, but as you could
appreciate, it's not without its hurdles."
At the event on April 12th, Life
Education paid tribute to their outgoing chair Tony Hasham AM, awarding him
with the Gold Harold 'Best Mate' award. Tony was recognised as being
instrumental in the birth of Life Education and has served on the board for
over 30 years.
Each year, the Gold Harold Awards
acknowledges and appreciates a commitment to Australia's children and their
futures. This year the awards were presented to individuals that showed a
particular passion for the wellbeing and inspiration of children in the fields
of sports, education, health and media.
Life Education provides preventive
health and drug education to Australia's children, with the aim of instilling
children with the capabilities they need to make considered decisions about
their own wellbeing.
For an ongoing commitment to the
Australian Community and generous support of Life Education, Grahame Mapp AM was
awarded the prestigious Humanitarian of the Year Award.
"Grahame's personal commitment
to the community has been extensive with his philanthropy extending across a
range of charitable causes, particularly children's organisations,"
commented Tony. "This includes the valuable work of Life Education
Subaru Motorsport team driver, Molly
Taylor won the sports award, Eddie Woo was crowned the winner of education,
internationally renowned researcher Prof. Ian Hickie AM was awarded for his
efforts in health, and Jessica Rowe AM was the media award winner.
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