ReadyStepGrow is a new and innovative charity that delivers education and support programs to empower parents of prems.
The team at ReadyStepGrow understand the significance of prematurity and offer pathways to empower parents and enrich early learning and development for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school age prems.
Developed by a mulitdisciplinary team including expert physiotherapist, speech pathologist and occupational therapist, ReadyStepGrow aims to extend parent’s knowledge about all the different areas of learning and development, particularly those for which prems have been shown to have challenges.
ReadyStepGrow helps parents give their prems the best start with programs addressing key risk areas of learning and development.
Will is a typical 14-year-old boy whose life up to this point has been full of sport, friends and school.
Renowned as a talented athlete, Will was Vice Captain of the Victorian School Boys State Football Team, represented Australia at the World BMX titles, played representative basketball and captained his school football team.
In one moment, Will’s life changed forever and so did the life of his entire family.
Will sustained a serious neck injury in January 2016, when he was playing with his mates at a local beach in Melbourne’s bayside suburb of Black Rock. An accident off a pier resulted in catastrophic damage to his C5 vertebra and diagnosis of quadriplegia from severe spinal cord injury.
Where There’s A Will There’s A Way is a group of locals close to the Murray family who are committed to doing whatever they can to help them support Will in his recovery.
They have established a trust fund, the Will Murray Trust; and are steering a range of ongoing fundraising activities and events to help relieve the significant financial pressure the Murrays are under.
The Movember Foundation is a global men’s health charity. The foundation raises funds that deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programs that allow men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising AUD $685 million and funding over 1,000 projects, focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.
The Movember vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.