Official Charity Partner
Over the last 6 years we have supported the following charities Life Without Barriers, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Ronald McDonald House Hobart, Leukaemia Foundation, Teen Challenge and Rural Alive and Well Inc Tasmania. Our combined donation to these organisations was $12,580.
The Agfest organising commitee are proud to announce Canteen Tasmania as the Official Charity Partner for Agfest 2020. Applications were advertised and 7 outstanding submissions were received.
Every year, another 23,000 young people aged 12-25 are affected by cancer, whether it's a close family member's diagnosis or their own. That's why Canteen provides practical and emotional support tailored to the needs of young people. Through Canteen, they learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and, if they've been diagnosed themselves, we provide specialist, youth-specific treatment teams based in major hospitals across Australia.
Young people impacted by cancer are up to six times more likely to face mental health issues like depression and anxiety than their peers. After just six months of support from Canteen, almost two thirds of young people impacted by cancer report improvements in their mental health and overall wellbeing.
Canteen Tasmania will be located on site M09B on the Corner of Main Street and First Avenue and will be raising awareness among all demographics as they engage with and learn from our young people about how they can be supported through a cancer journey. Canteen Tasmania will also receive a donation of 50 cents from each Agfest ATM transaction during the three day event.
Applications to become the Agfest 2021 Official Charity Partner open on October 1, 2020 and close December 1, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.