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The Cathy Freeman Foundation aims to close the education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children. Each year, we support the education of over 600 school-aged children. Read More > 

Dear Friends,

It’s hard to believe that Term 1 for school is almost over. It was exciting to head over to Palm Island this week to meet all the students who were recognised for their achievements in school at the CFF Starting Block Awards.

There’s so much to look forward to for the rest of this year:

CFF is building on its existing Early Learning Project to provide additional support to parents and children in the year before starting school. The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) will include a direct focus on empowering and helping parents prepare their children for the best start in school. The program, delivered in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence starts this month on Palm Island.

Run for us! Come and join us in the world famous Sydney City2Surf in August (gold tickets available) or the Melbourne Marathon in October. There are also special registration discounts for supporters wanting to run for CFF in the Townsville Running Festival (3 August). This is a great community event and we hope to have a team from Palm Island participating. Contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details on all of our running events. 

 Best wishes

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Cathy Freeman, Founder & Director
Cathy Freeman Foundation