Fight for right to favour charity

YoungImpact100 committee members Holly Chamberlain, Laura Whiddon, Grace Whiddon, Jake Burton and Isabel Rowley. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d418438
YoungImpact100 committee members Holly Chamberlain, Laura Whiddon, Grace Whiddon, Jake Burton and Isabel Rowley. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d418438

Members of Impact100 that started in Perth in 2011 are mentoring the five committee members ” Holly Chamberlain (Mosman Park), Isabel Rowley (Cottesloe), Laura and Grace Whiddon (Peppermint Grove) and Jake Burton (Connolly) ” who held their first meeting in March.

The youngsters and their members aged 6-18 (there are currently about 35) will donate at least $100 annually to the grant.

YoungImpact100 will focus on youth homelessness and youth mental health this year.

Each committee member will choose a charity and present a case on its behalf at the grant event, organised by the young group, on August 3. Members will then vote to award the grant.

Holly (15) said she wanted to make a difference.

‘By joining this community we are able to make a huge difference for a charity and do something worthwhile,’ the Presbyterian Ladies’ College student said. ‘I’m really looking forward to handing over the money and seeing what difference it really makes.’

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