Migrant support group YoungMile received a $1000 Helping Hand thanks to Saffire Guest Services Manager Jillian Vincent.

YoungMile is an innovative program for 10 southern Tasmanian refugee-arrived community members aged 25-35. The program is run by Dr Ann Blatra-Ulloa and PhD candidate Alphonse Mulumba at UTAS, and provides skills development workshops as well as community or industry-based mentoring for aspiring leaders.

“I wanted to support YoungMile because it is a unique and incredibly valuable program that provides born young leaders the opportunity to become the best leaders they can be,” Jillian said.

“These young people are already leaders within their communities, but I know they have benefitted immensely from the program. Some have even hosted major community events.

“This is an incredible group of hardworking and inspiring young leaders and a real asset to the Hobart community.

“They are overwhelmed to receive the generous support from the Federal Group through the `Helping Hand’ program.”

Jillian’s daughter Kate is a UTAS research assistant who supports YoungMile.

To further develop their leadership and event management skills, YoungMile participants are hosting a BBQ for prisoners and their families at Risdon Prison.

The $1000 Helping Hand will help fund transport for families attending the event and food costs.

Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from all over Australia who dedicate their skills to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature births, or have children with serious and terminal illnesses.

José Navarro, digital coordinator at Wrest Point and an experienced photographer, volunteers to attend maternity hospitals to capture tender moments that would otherwise go unrecorded.

José nominated Heartfelt to receive a $1000 donation from Federal Group as part of its Helping Hand program.

Hobart Heartfelt coordinator Steve Lovegrove said they were “delighted” to receive the support.

“We are really grateful for this donation from Federal Group,” Mr Lovegrove said.

“This will pay for 15-odd photography sessions, which will have a lasting and positive effect on families who are going through a tough time.”

For more information on Heartfelt visit www.heartfelt.org.au

Federal Group were proud to provide a $1000 Helping Hand to 12-year-old Hobart school boy Campbell Remess, or Bumble as he’s better known.

At the age of 9, Campbell committed to making one teddy bear each day to give away to children in hospital at Christmas. Since then his bears have also been sent to comfort parents with sick children and people affected by terrorist activity overseas.

Campbell also makes teddy bears that are auctioned off to raise funds for a range of charity groups. His efforts have earned him international fans and media attention, and his Facebook group, ‘Project 365 by Campbell’ has amassed almost 13,000 followers.

Campbell was nominated by Kingston 9/11 Manager Tai Forrester, who first learned of Project 365 when Campbell donated a bear for a Whitelion fundraiser, which sold for $180.

“Campbell is a very generous young man,” Tai said.

“He’ll use the $1000 Helping Hand to purchase a laser cutter which will make it quicker and easier for him to cut the fabric pieces he uses to make his teddy bears.”

Federal Group wishes Campbell all the best with Project 365.

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