This Christmas, the Layne Beachley Foundation urgently needs to raise $50,000 to help young women around Australia to
Aim for the Stars.
Without your help, a woman like Daisy Cox will never reach her full potential. At just 25, Daisy founded a not-for-profit organisation, A Little Sparkle to support girls with autism. Daisy is autistic and was diagnosed at the age of 7. Autism is a condition most likely to occur in boys. Given this, Daisy didn’t meet another girl ‘like her’ until she was 15. As you can imagine, she was a lonely child.It costs $5,000 to fund a scholarship and every little bit counts. Your tax-deductible donation of $2 or more will give much-needed support to the stars of tomorrow.
Like Nipuni Wijewickrema from Canberra. She started GG’s Flowers, a social enterprise as a way to help provide meaningful employment to people with special needs. This is an issue close to Nipuni’s heart as her sister Gayana has Down syndrome.
In Australia, there are 4.8 million people with a disability, only 27% of who have employment. A staggering 73% are unemployed, and therefore depend on welfare to survive.
With the Foundation’s scholarship, Nipuni has grown her business. She now employs 7 casual workers and has just launched GG’s Hampers (who deliver nationwide). Her dream is to have GG’s operating in every state so that some of the country’s most vulnerable people have a chance to blossom and grow.
By making a tax-deductible gift of $2 or more this Christmas, you won’t only be helping scholarship recipients, but also assisting the communities they touch. With your financial support, you can make a difference to the lives of others.
This year, the Foundation received thousands of applications but only 31 scholarships could be awarded. Funding is the only thing preventing us from helping more women like Daisy and Nipuni.
Your gift will make a tangible difference to women and girls who need financial support to aim for the stars. Without your generosity, the scholarships we provide would simply not be available.
"Over the last 14 years, the Foundation has provided over $800k to almost 500 women to help them achieve their goals. With your help this Christmas, we can do more. From my heart, I (and our scholarship winners) thank you” Layne Beachley.
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