HILLARYS student Ella Hammond has been recognised for her compassion, integrity and kindness at a ceremony for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award.
Ella was nominated by her St Mark’s Anglican Community School teacher Emma Sutcliff for her “altruistic and compassionate nature”.
“Ella organised fundraisers for cancer research and the Starlight Foundation, committing to raise $5000 through growing vegetables and bake sales,” Ms Sutcliffe said.
“Ella has a naturally kind, caring demeanour and is always positive.
“She supports others in such a quiet, subtle way so it’s about time she was recognised for her efforts.”
The Humanity Award is a national initiative of The Fred Hollows Foundation that acknowledges Year 6 students who demonstrate humanitarian values towards others.
Thirty-two students from across the state were presented with their certificates last Wednesday.