Hetty a proud ambassador for National Families Week
“Strong, loving and protective families epitomise and reflect the communities in which we reside,” says National Families Week 2015 ambassador and Bravehearts Founder Hetty Johnston AM.
National Families Week 2015 kicks-off today to coincide with the United Nations International Day of Families.
The aim of National Families Week 2015 is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. The 2015 theme is 'Stronger Families, Stronger Communities'.
This year's theme highlights the important role families play as the central building block of our communities and that community wellbeing is enhanced by family wellbeing.
In 2015, around 110,000 people will participate in registered events around Australia, illustrating the importance of families within the community.
National Families Week is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services as a valuable opportunity to demonstrate that families, across the lifespan, are integral to our civil society.
“Families are the most important building block of our society. Stronger families also mean stronger, more resilient communities,” says Families Australia Chief Executive Officer, Brian Babington.
Ms Johnston, who credits her own family (pictured) for their ‘unwavering support’ during the last 17 years at Bravehearts says she is honoured to be a National Families Week ambassador.
“The family unit is the backbone of the community in many ways as it connects cultures and cultivates and nurtures community spirit. Keeping children safe is everyone's business,” she says.
National Families Week will be celebrated from May 15-21 and is run by Families Australia, a national, member-based, not-for-profit organisation, on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Social Services.