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2020 Do Good Award Finalists

30 November 2020 |Feature

2020 Do Good Award Finalists

30 November 2020 |Feature
What an incredible year we've had. So many of us have been there for our neighbours and communities in ways none of us would have expected. We've seen heroism from those who experienced and fought the bushfires late summer, and dedication and bravery from the frontline medical teams that have keep us safe.  

Despite all of this, and the ripple effect it has had across all aspects of our lives, many members of our communities continue to step up every day to help others.

We are inspired by, and delighted to announce this year's Finalists in the 2020 Do Good Awards...

Do Good Community Award

Tendayi Ganga - an author, Board Member of the Multicultural and Refugees Settlement Scheme and ACT Multicultural Council, and a champion of multi-cultural issues, diversity and empowerment in the African Australian community.

Shannon Graham - frontline nurse during COVID and a driving force behind the Empowerment Challenge, a charity that supports young mums in the Geelong region.

Yvi Henderson - manages the Cooma Multicultural Centre, is a passionate volunteer and an advocate for local immigrants.

Lucy Earl Uniting Church Pantry- partners with OzHarvest to provide a free community pantry for locals in need.

Collin Pebbles - is the CEO of Geelong Food Relief Centre which tackles food security for Geelong's underprivileged, feeding more than 40,000 over the past year.

Do Good Team Award

Got Your Back Sista - the entire team for empowering women and helping them thrive after escaping domestic violence.

Canberra Trampoline and Gymnastics Club - the coaches behind the re-opening of the centre during COVID to enable athletes to continue to train so they could remain competitive at state and international level competition.

Philip Brown and Kelly Stirton - for establishing football programs for people with physical or intellectual disabilities and providing them with pathways to participate in other sports.

Mittagong RSL - for providing a safe haven and free meals to people escaping last summer's bushfires 

Do Good Social Purpose Business Award

Jo and Geoff Harrington - for donating enormous volumes of bread and raising funds to support struggling farmers and anyone else in their community in need. 

Sandy Johnston - for establishing a podcast, Tiaras, Tears and Triumphs which reaches out to women experiencing and escaping domestic violence.

Liam Foldi  - established Kenshi candles when he was just 16-years old. The business is a social enterprise that supports communities around the world and the local Chin refugee community by providing them with employment.

Philanthropize Pty. Ltd. - Kristine Hewett and Keron Beath for creating a support group for women who are experiencing or have escaped domestic violence.

Technology for the Aged and Disabled (ACT) - for providing technical solutions that are not commercially available for the aged and people with disabilities.

Congratulations to all nominees and our finalists. Winners will be announced 1st February 2021.

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