Surveyors Creek Public School student Brooke Jones has been recognised for her compassion, integrity and kindness with a Fred Hollows Humanity Award.
Presented at NSW Parliament House on October 23, the Humanity Award is an initiative of The Fred Hollows Foundation that acknowledges Year Six students who follow in Fred’s footsteps by demonstrating humanitarian values towards others.
Brooke was nominated by her teacher Susan Burkea and received a highly commended honour because of her tremendous efforts to support the Nepean Cancer Care Centre and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
By organising ‘Brooke’s Car Rally’, securing sponsors, and hosting the event, Brooke raised more than $40,000 for her chosen cause.
Brooke was recognised as Young Woman of the Year at the Women of Lindsay Awards in March and won the Literacy Planet Community Award for being such a positive contributor to her school and local community.
Brooke's Car Rally 2017 will be held on November 12, starting from the Penrith City Council carpark.