Fitzy first got involved with Raise when we asked him to write a letter to his mentor as a part of our new creative campaign Letters To My Mentor. He recognised how important it is to acknowledge mentors who help guide young people along the way and agreed to jump on board.
In Letters To My Mentor Fitzy shares a letter to his own mentor, his Dad. Fitzy spoke candidly about his involvement on Nova 96.9 Breakfast, and the impact mentorship has had on his relationship with his father.
“You underestimate how important having a mentor is in your adolescence. It’s very hard to comprehend how many children don’t have anyone that they can trust and talk to. Raise is a saviour, the volunteers that mentor these children are heroes.” he said.
Georgie has been aware of Raise’s mentoring work for some time. As the co-host, Georgie was instrumental in making Sparkle Ball the biggest success yet in 2018. She has also been a part of our campaign, writing a letter to her mentor. In support of Raise Georgie officially launched the campaign on the Today Show on Monday, interviewing one of our mentors and mentees. In her own letter to her Grandma, Wallaby, she wrote; “You took me under your wing and showed me love at a time when I felt vulnerable, worthless and frankly, un-loveable.”
We couldn’t be happier to have Georgie and Fitzy join us as Raise Ambassadors, advocating for young Australians at risk of disengagement.
To hear Georgie’s and Fitzy’s full letter and find out more about how you can get involved head to www.letterstomymentor.com.au