We are so excited to announce that Rebecca Gibney, one of Australia’s most beloved and respected actresses is now Sharing the Dignity as our Patron. Rebecca is supporting us through awareness raising of our charitable activities. She joins Mia Freedman, Hayley Lewis, Tina Harris and Monique Murphy to help us spread the word!
How Rebecca Gibney and Share the Dignity Will Work Together
Share the dignity ensures that everyone is afforded the Dignity in life that so many of us take for granted.
Our collection drives in April and August give women access to the basic of necessities like pads and tampons. Most of all, everything we do has a real impact on women in need.
At our It’s In The Bag Christmas appeal, everyday women fill a pre-loved handbag with life’s necessities. They give sanitary items, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, soap, deodorant (and whatever else you decide to put in the bag is only determined by your bag size, imagination and budget). We give these bags to women at Christmas time when they would otherwise not receive a gift at all. Most noteworthy, the dignity and joy they bring to women continues to bring tears to our eyes. We do on-the-ground work. Share the Dignity proudly “just gets stuff done”. Rebecca Gibney supports us. She believes in the “just get it done” attitude of Share the Dignity.
Rebecca Gibney, we are delighted that you’re working with us!
Hayley Lewis, OAM, is an Australian former competitive swimmer. Most noteworthy, Australia knows Hayley for winning five gold medals and one bronze medal at the 1990 Commonwealth Games as a 15-year-old. After becoming a mum, she placed 13th for the 800m freestyle at Sydney 2000. She retired with two Olympic medals, seven Commonwealth Games gold medals and a 1991 world title. Hayley Lewis is a former host of The Biggest Loser. Hayley is passionate about all children’s involvement in activities. As a result, she’s a proud ambassador for Activities 4 All and supporter of Share The Dignity
Tina is the stripy socked singing star from ABC Kids TV hit show Lah-Lah’s Adventures. She delights families Australia wide with their live touring show – Lah’s Lah’s Big Live Band. From the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall to the Melbourne Recital Centre, Tina and the Lah-Lah band tour nationally each year. Furthermore, Tina Harris believes in the work we do with kids and is delighted to be involved with Activities 4 All.
Monique Murphy, Olympian
Monique Murphy is proof that dreams do come true. Her life long dream was to swim for Australia. As a result, Monique did just that. She represented Australia at the 2015 Glasgow IPC World Championships and at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. She competed in four events in Rio. Monique won Silver in the 400m Freestyle. Consequently, Monique’s famous for doing herself and Australia proud!
Monique’s commitment to kids
Monique believes most of all, that the sporting world teaches children skills they can apply to any life endeavour. It’s vital for children who aim to become elite athletes as much as those who just engage in social sport. Sport provides a possibly life-changing sense of accomplishment, pride and confidence. It encourages friendships, builds community and can act as a escape from daily pressures. Furthermore, Monique brings a strong sense of community belonging and a belief that dignity is a right for all. Finally, Monique is passionate about seeing an end to homelessness and family violence.
Mia Freedman is the co-founder, content director and publisher of the Mamamia Women’s Network (MWN). MWN is Australia’s largest media company for women. Mia’s company publishes several popular websites including Mamamia.com.au. Like Rochelle’s humble beginnings, Mia’s started the same. She founded her site in her lounge room in 2007 after leaving traditional media. As a result, Mia is a popular columnist, author, blogger, publisher, media personality and sought-after keynote speaker. She played a pivotal part in the establishment of Share The Dignity and therefore continues to lend her support today.