AROUND FORTY family radio stations from across the nation spoke out on behalf of women and children living in extreme poverty on 12 May in support of Compassion Day.
Established by child advocacy and development agency Compassion Australia, radio stations dedicate their broadcast to
raising funds for the work of Compassion one day each year.
Compassion Australia CEO, Dr Tim Hanna, is encouraged by the overwhelming response.
“We have the resources and knowledge to end poverty in our lifetime–what we have lacked so far is the collective will to make it happen,” he said.
“It’s exciting to see Australians coming together as one united force to stand for a future where all children are free to live lives rich in opportunity and wellbeing,” Dr Hanna said.
Around the world a child dies every four seconds, mostly from preventable causes.
For more information visit www.compassionday.com.au
Photo : One of the Vision Radio teams on Compassion Day. Photo courtesy of Matt Gees