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.