Cathy Freeman Foundation – Education for Indigenous Children

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I recently had the honour of meeting Catherine Freeman and enjoyed discussing the important work done by the Cathy Freeman Foundation (CFF) to help Indigenous children experience their potential in school, and beyond.

CFF currently works with 1600 school-aged children and their families by partnering with four remote Indigenous communities across Australia; Palm Island & Woorabinda in Queensland and Wurrumiyanga & Galiwin’ku in the Northern Territory. CFF facilitates five key education programs for students from Pre-Prep to Year 12.

In 2014, I was pleased to help Heidi Wane, who is a very active supporter of the CFF, by donating a BBQ so that committed volunteers can raise money by holding ‘sausage sizzle’ events.

This year, I have committed to join Catherine Freeman and run with Team Freeman in the Melbourne Marathon on Sunday 18 October. During the past two years runners have helped to raise a total of $115,000 via the Melbourne Marathon and this year they are aiming to raise well in excess of $50,000.

Thank you for your support.

To join Team Freeman or for more information, visit

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About the Author

Catherine Gillespie brings a wealth of skill to her clients. With particular expertise in teaching communication and workplace conflict resolution skills, Catherine has made a marked difference to the organisations she has worked with. She empowers teams and managers to adopt constructive styles that support harmony, productivity and progress in the workplace.