Austin Cove Baptist College student recognised in the Fred Hollows Humanity Awards


Peter Tinley with Macy Cowcher and Gabi Hollows.
Peter Tinley with Macy Cowcher and Gabi Hollows.

AUSTIN Cove Baptist College student Macy Cowcher is one of 32 students from WA recognised for their compassion, integrity and kindness in the Fred Hollows Humanity Awards.

The award acknowledges Year 6 students who follow in the footsteps of Hollows by demonstrating humanitarian values towards others.

Macy was nominated by her teacher Tania Tucker for protecting and supporting two of her classmates who are vision impaired and legally blind.

Ms Tuckey said Macy always looked after the two girls ensuring they got to class safely and were supported during play time.

“If Macy completes her work early she will offer to help them with theirs and displays a genuine compassion and kindness for others,’ she said.

The Fred Hollows Humanity Award was created in the ACT in 2012 and expanded into WA this year.

Gabi Hollows said the endless ideas and energy of young people continued to inspire her and it was great to meet some of the students who were making a positive difference in their communities.

“Fred would have been incredibly proud of the contribution these students are making to society and of the Fred Hollows Foundation for recognising and encouraging them to help others, no matter how big or small their actions,’’ she said.

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