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Flight Centre continues strong partnership with Redkite

 

October 2013 The Flight Centre Foundation has committed $450,000 over three years to fund Redkite’s Adolescent and Young Adult Support Packs.

 

The much-needed packs are given to adolescents and young adults during early diagnosis, and provide them with age-appropriate practical and emotional support items to offer distraction including toiletries, a blanket, a reusable KeepCup for the long nights ahead, a Coles food voucher and a journal to write down essential information. Its content were guided by feedback from teenagers and young adults with cancer and professionals who support them through cancer.

 

 “We’ve always been proud of our long-standing relationship with Redkite,” said Anita Russell, Flight Centre Foundation Manager.

 

“We’re playing a role in helping Redkite connect with teenagers and young adults who otherwise wouldn’t have the age-appropriate support they need at a very vulnerable time in their lives”, said Ms Russell.

 

In August 2013, Flight Centre staff kindly donated their time to pack each support bag, before they were distributed to the hospitals and treatment centres.

 

“Thanks to the Flight Centre Foundation, hundreds of teenagers and young adults across Australia will receive vital support at the critical time of diagnosis”, said Redkite’s CEO, Jenni Seton.

 

Redkite would like to sincerely thank the Flight Centre Foundation for their ongoing support to reach more adolescents and young adults with cancer.

 

 

Caption: Flight Centre Queensland held a bake-off for Redkite in October 2013. Pictured are Redkite Partnership Manager Thea Sitcheff, Flight Centre Foundation Manager Anita Russell and Redkite Social Worker Sally Twentyman.