We want to introduce you to the amazing people who volunteered their time to make the Kindness Pandemic happen.
Dr Catherine Barrett, Founder and Director
The Kindness Pandemic was established by Dr Catherine Barrett, the Founder and Director of Celebrate Ageing, a social enterprise challenging ageism and building respect for older people. Catherine believes cultures are created - and if we want change we need to make it happen. Catherine was a finalist for the 2018 Human Rights Award in Australia in 2018 and in 2020 was awarded the GLOBE LGBTIQ person of the year in Victoria. More information here
Coordinator, Merrin Wake
Merrin Wake is
Our beautiful generous Campaign Team work are balancing their own families, health needs, job insecurity to help the Kindness Pandemic happen. So grateful for all they do:
- Ron Van Houwelingen
- Melissa Williams
- Rebecca Koperu
- Ra Chel
- Manja Briffa
- Antony McManus
- Megan Walsh
- Amelia St Claire
- Lou Allwright
- Ayman Barbaresco
A very big thankyou to Kenton Penley Miller, our first artist to come on board. Kenton is well known and much loved for his humour, gentleness, compassion and whimsical drawings that reflect social behaviour and traditions. Kenton drew our banner. Thankyou to our other artists
Thankyou to Chris Franklin from Franklin Image for his work helping us get regular messages up to the group. We love your work Chris.
Announcement soon about our graphic designers.
Media and comms
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