The Take Kare Gala Dinner will raise money for the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation and will be held on 16 September in Sydney; all funds raised will go towards schemes to prevent alcohol-fuelled violence, particularly among young people.
There are many fundraising events held within the youth sector
each year, but this one has a special resonance for us here at YFX. The Thomas
Kelly Youth Foundation was established after the death of teenager Thomas Kelly
in a Sydney street in 2012. Thomas was fatally punched by a random stranger who
had been drinking, and his family had to switch off his life support after
being told there was no hope of recovery for him. The Foundation now works with
the community to change attitudes towards alcohol and bring about a more
responsible drinking culture.