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The Cathy Freeman Foundation's purpose is to close the education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children and to provide pathways to a brighter future.


July marks a special occasion for the team at CFF. After months of planning and community consultation, we are really proud to extend our programs from Palm Island to the Wurrumiyanga community on Bathurst Island in the Northern Territory.

When I set out to work with children on Palm Island in 2007, my goal was to create wonderful opportunities for Indigenous children. The fact that we are now extending the work of the Foundation is truly heart-warming.

We welcome the Wurrumiyanga people to the CFF community and we look forward to working with your children on the Starting Block and Horizons programs over the coming months and years.

Meanwhile, our work on Palm Island grows from strength to strength. It was wonderful to see the pictures of 100 girls recently competing in the Cathy Freeman Netball Challenge. The Horizons trips to Melbourne and Sydney have recently been met with terrific enthusiasm by 23 students. In addition, the expressions on the faces of the prep students receiving their Term 2 Starting Block Awards for the first time were just priceless!

This enthusiasm was shared with donors who also kindly donated $62K for programs in CFF’s End of Financial Year Appeal. It is your generosity that makes our work possible.

We also want to especially thank our ongoing partner Credit Suisse for enabling the Horizons trips to become a reality for the children on Palm Island. Meanwhile, our thanks is extended to the Federal Government, Bennelong and Giles Wade for supporting CFF and enabling us to go forth in working with the children based on Palm island and Wurrumiyanga.

Best wishes

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Cathy Freeman, Founder & Director
Cathy Freeman Foundation