The Hungry Bon Vivant supports the The Alannah and Madeline Foundation and has launched a fundraising page to raise donations for this important children’s charity and urges all HBV subscribers and readers to make a donation.
On 28 April 1996 at the historical Port Arthur site in Tasmania, 35 people were tragically killed. Two small children, Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, along with their mother, died that day. Because of this terrible act of violence, Alannah and Madeline’s father, Walter Mikac, Phil West and a small group of volunteers, including Port Arthur survivors, worked hard to set up the Foundation, a national charity with the belief that all children should have a safe and happy childhood without being subjected to any form of violence. It was launched on 30 April 1997 by the Prime Minister of Australia.
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is an Australian charity protecting children from violence and its devastating effects. The Foundation cares for children who experience or witness serious violence and runs programs which help prevent violence in the lives of children. It advocates for the rights of children and is a voice against childhood violence. The Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s vision is that every child will live in a safe and supportive environment.
The Hungry Bon Vivant supports the important work that the Alannah and Madeline Foundation does, its vision and the issues it seeks to address.
A special Hungry Bon Vivant fundraising page has been created to raise money for the Foundation. I urge all of you to make a donation no matter how small (or large!). Donations to the Alannah and Madeline Foundation can be made by clicking here.