28 March 2012 - Press Release
Melbourne - Porter Novelli has been awarded Australian Government funding to deliver FESTofALL, a series of free events for Australia’s young carers.
The FESTofALL concept will be headlined at Sydney’s Luna Park Big Top and rolled out in every state and territory, with the intent to bring together more than 5000 young carers across the country on Sunday, 24 June.
Porter Novelli Managing Director, Peter Kent, said FESTofALL was an opportunity to recognise the roles of more than 380,000 young carers in Australia, and for carers aged up to 25 to build networks and connect with peers.
“There’s a fine balance in appropriately recognising what young carers do,” he said.
“We developed a unique approach; one which won us the work – incorporating partners including Carers Australia, the Foundation for Young Australians, Australian Multicultural Foundation and the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia into our submission.
“This partnership will ensure we’re able to provide young carers a stand-out FESTofALL experience.”
FESTofALL events are free and open to young carers; a young carer is any person aged up to 25 years who provides regular and sustained care, and assistance to another person without payment.
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