Business Chicks Breakfast with Kathy Kelly
Date: Wednesday, 13th September 2017
Time: 7am-9am. Registration from 6.45am
Venue: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel
Address: 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2000
Tickets: from $109 (includes a delicious breakfast and a gift bag) CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE Read More
Photographer Steven Chee was on hand to capture actor Madeleine Madden, creative director and co-founder of P.E Nation Pip Edwards, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Thomas Kelly Foundation co-founder and director Kathy Kelly and TV presenter Kerri-Anne Kennerley in a beautiful portfolio for our Fabulous at Every Age feature in our August 2017 issue. Read More
When the phone rang that night, it was St Vincent’s Hospital telling Ralph and Kathy that they needed to get to the hospital as quickly as possible.
"I think I knew the moment I saw him that he was already gone," Kathy tells Mia Freedman on the latest episode of No Filter.
If you and I commit to the core values that sit at the heart of Take Kare and Stay Kind - to challenge our drinking culture, to disavow any form of violence, to look out for each other, to listen, and to live with genuine compassion, then Kathy and Ralph Kelly did not lose their sons in vain.
Thomas and Stuart's legacy as two good, kind, empathetic people will live on - and the experiences of the Kelly's is one that Australia will never, ever forget.
TO HEAR THE FULL INTERVIEW BETWEEN MIA FREEDMAN AND KATHY KELLY / CLICK Read More
Kathy’s story isn’t just about loss and immense grief.
It’s about resilience and the courage to stand up and change a broken system.
BY NICKY CHAMP, APRIL 11, 2017 Read More
Sometimes it takes a fresh pair of eyes and gut-wrenching personal experience to see a problem and provide the impetus for a solution. This was the case with Ralph Kelly, whose 18-year-old son, Thomas, died after being knocked down in a one-punch attack in Kings Cross in 2012.
Ralph and his wife Kathy discovered that even when a horrible crime has suddenly and painfully changed your world forever, some things remain the same: the bills continue to come and the mortgage needs to be paid. Yet your ability to work is limited by grief, as is your ability to explore what support banks and utilities can extend to you. In discussions they had with other victims of crime they realised this was a common experience.
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We are pleased to announce that the University of New South Wales Australia (UNSW), through its National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), has officially entered into a formal strategic partnership with the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation on 11th March 2016.
The Partnership is twofold:
i) Exploring a range of potential future activities that are evidence-based, likely to reduce alcohol-related harm in the community, be sustainable and globally relevant and,
ii) Undertaking an evaluation of the Safe Space and Take Kare Ambassador Program through a proposed economic evaluation of the costs and benefits of the Safe Space initiative. This evaluation requires obtaining three sets of data, each of which would be converted into monetary terms:
(i) The cost of providing Safe Spaces,
(ii) Estimating the direct benefits of Safe Spaces,
(iii) Estimating the value that the community places on having Safe Spaces available for young people.
In awe today of whats been achieved by the Conviction Group. Over 400 students from various schools invited to the one venue to learn about making the right choices in life.
I was humbled to present to these young men. If I can change or even save one life, then I have achieved my ambition to ensure that all of our Sons get home safely.
Kathy Kelly Read More
Kathy was humbled to be a NSW State finalist for the 2016 Women of the Year Awards
She was nominated in the category for the A.H. Beard Community Hero Award celebrates heroes and/or volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the community.
These women are positive role models who inspire others to contribute to the community too. Read More
Tiny bastions of safety will pop up across Sydney's foreshore on New Years Eve as the city's information booths transform into safe spaces for the drunk, lost and injured.
The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation's (TKYF) Take Kare Ambassadors will commandeer six information booths to help vulnerable revellers get home in one piece during one of the world's biggest NYE celebrations. Read More
A program that has already helped more than 5,000 young people avoid the risk of late night alcohol related violence in the city centre has been extended into Kings Cross.
The initial trial of the Safe Space and Take Kare Ambassador Program, set up by the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation, proved so successful the program has secured funding for the next three years. Read More
IT'S a decision no one would want to make by the deathbed of a loved one in their last few hours of life.
But it's a decision Ralph and Kathy Kelly took for their son Thomas, 18, irreparably hurt by a stranger's punch.
Three years on, Mrs Kelly, of Bowral, wants us all to "have the conversation" about organ and tissue donation. Read More
The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation's Gala Dinner, will be held on Wednesday 16th September, 2015 at the Star Event Centre Pyrmont, from 6.30pm.