KARI’s 2018 Carer Awards is a night of celebration and appreciation. This awards night takes place to acknowledge the incredible carer’s we have here at KARI. KARI’s carers are what drive the organisation and allow us to continually improve the lives of Indigenous youth.
The entertainment for the night consisted of a performance from our very own VIP Singers. Their rendition of “This is Me” from the Greatest Showman was amazing and loved by all. As well as the VIP performance, the Muggera Dancers showcased their culture through song and dance.
The night however, was not only about KARI’s carers. Children in care were provided with their own source of entertainment. Activities consisting of AMF Bowling, bingo and a magician show as well as Carnival Kingdom occurred for the duration of the awards night.
The awards that were presented on the night include:
- Carer of the Year
- Staff Choice
- Kids Choice
- Commitment to Training
- Respite Carer
The awards were given to carer’s from South West Sydney, Penrith as well as central Sydney.
Recipients of the awards from the South West Sydney region:
- Christy & Simon Langford – Carer of The Year
- Kristie-Lee Higgins – Staff Choice
- Nichole Allen – Kids Choice
- Cassandra Stephenson – Commitment to Training
- Cindy & Yudi Tan – Respite Carer
Recipients of the awards from the Penrith region:
- Danielle Thompson – Carer of the Year
- Diana Huhu – Staff Choice
- Michelle Callanan & Tammy Glover – Kids Choice
- Kathy O’Brien – Commitment to Training
- Kylie Franklin – Respite Carer
Recipients of the awards from central Sydney:
- Sherrylyn & Joseph Falzon – Carer of the Year
- Karen Simpson – Staff Choice
- Michelle and Michael Hogg – Kids Choice
- Bianca Bennett & Ray Bailey – Commitment to Training
- Michelle Crook – Respite Carer
KARI appreciates all the time and effort our carer’s put into ensuring that children in care are given equal opportunities. Without our carer’s, KARI wouldn’t be able to deliver programs and initiatives to enhance the lives of children in care.
KARI’s CEO, Casey Ralph said:
Our carers are an essential part of KARI and that’s why the Carer Awards are so important, as it showcases some of the amazing work they do. We really want them to know how much we appreciate their hard work.