25 September 2023

Olympics change and Canberra charity does good

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Good to hear the Australian Olympic Committee has made changes with a “new direction” to comply with an Ethics Centre review that identified bullying and “troubled times” that needed fixing.

We’ll see athletes visiting classrooms around the country as the motivation for better and healthier attitudes while inspiring them to be the best they can be.

Matt Carroll as CEO of the Australian Olympic Committee spoke of the need for change while asking the government for more money!

Well there were lots of former Olympians among his audience with gold medal winners front and centre and my favourite, Zali Steggall, Australia’s most successful international alpine skier and a perfect role model for all aspiring Olympians.

Across the capital at the very elegant Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), the donors and recipients of funding from Canberra’s unique Hands Across Canberra community support charity gathered to work the room.

The recipients are dispersed around the lunch tables to talk to and convince the generous donors that they were doing good things in the needy side of the city.

It’s a formidable formula and an absolute credit to all who run the fundraiser to disperse the funds to those most in need and give a wide range of charities a source of funding.

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