Ever since I have worked in the media, I’ve felt strongly that it’s important to connect with a charity and do my best to raise awareness and make a difference to someone else’s life.
The one thing that Entertain My Tribe has been missing since the website first launched in January, has been a local charity that needs some much needed community awareness! A dear friend of mine started a new job at a place called Redkite and I was surprised that it was a children’s charity that I hadn’t come across before. But after talking to her about their goals and the amazing children and families that they work with, I was inspired to get on board and do what I could to help this incredible charity.
Redkite provides support to children and young people with cancer and their families as they embark on their journey from diagnosis right through to the final treatment. This wonderful charity provides financial assistance to families with young cancer patients; provides information, counselling and group support for these families; provides support for families to keep education and career goals on track during this tumultuous time; provides support for those experiencing grief and loss; provides diagnosis support packs for children and young adults; and much needed support in hospitals through social workers and music therapists who play an integral role in the child and the family’s experience on their cancer journey.
But the most staggering part of all of this is Redkite does all of this with no Government funding. They rely solely on the generosity of the community to provide this wonderful support for Australian families with young cancer patients.
So here’s where Entertain My Tribe comes in – we are still growing our community but we want to take you on this journey with us! Throughout the year you will see events promoted on our site and social media channels all over Australia and you might like to take the tribe along or get a babysitter and head out for a grown ups adventure all in the name of a good cause!
You might even have a business that wants to join us in supporting Redkite by hosting an event of your own and we would love to promote it for you! Or you might just want to raise some money for Redkite and donate! However you want to make a difference, we’d love to have you along on this adventure and will keep you posted on what Redkite is doing throughout the year.
Keep an eye out for the Redkite logo on our stories to see how you can make a difference.