Imagine our heartfelt connection as Emily’s friend, Bonnie, undertakes the 6km Budgie Bolt on Friday 28th March. “The GIO Youngcare Budgie Bolt is a daring race (in barely-there budgies) which aims to increase community awareness about the lack of choice in care and housing options available for young Aussies with high care needs.”
Youngcare aims to raise funds and awareness about lack of choice in care and housing for young Aussies with high care needs
Youngcare “was established in 2005 following the inspirational story of one woman’s battle to find relevant and dignified care. Currently more than 7,500 young Australians (under the age of 65) with full-time care needs are living in aged care simply because there are few alternatives (National Disability Agreement 2010). There are also 700,000 more young Australians being cared for at home by family and friends, often with limited support (Australian Institute of Health & Welfare 2007).
All young people deserve to live young lives. Youngcare is committed to raising awareness of the issue across the nation so that we can drive change and create real choices for young Australians and their families.
No matter how uncomfortable our Budgie Bolters feel, it’s not as uncomfortable as being a young person in aged care.”
For more information please visit www.youngcare.com.au www.budgiebolt.com.au
See The Mosman Daily article – Budgie Bolt for Bonnie, Raising Awareness and Funds for Youngcare
We will be at the 4pm start / finish in Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour to boost Bonnie on her way. We will have a cookie in our picnic for her!