The Amanda Young Foundation is a non-profit community organisation dedicated to reducing deaths in WA from meningococcal disease, and supportingsurvivors of the disease. The Foundation is also committed to supporting the development of young people into WA's future leaders. The Foundation wasformed in 1998 following the tragic death of Amanda Young from meningococcal septicaemia at the tender age of 18 years.
The Foundation achieves its mission through:
Meningococcal B Vaccine Trials are currently being conducted at the Telethon Institute of Child Health in conjunction with Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Subiaco.
- Meningococcal Awareness and Education
- increasing awareness and educating the community and medical profession regarding meningococcaldisease;
- Funding Research
- providing funding for relevant medical research and encouraging increased research into meningococcal disease;
- Young Leaders Summit
- organising an annual camp for year 11 school students across the state to support and encourage the development ofleadership skills;
- Fundraising Events
- our fundraising events fund the Foundation's work and also have an awareness raising affect. Our main annual events includethe Amanda Young Foundation Charity Ball held in May each year, the Open Garden at Romancing the Stone garden in Maida Vale, and Amanda'sGarden Fete, a weekend event in October each year.
They are seeking volunteers for the trials of young people aged between 10 and 25 years of age.
If you can help see Vaccine Trials under our Meningococcal Disease tab for full details
See Amanda's Garden on the ABC programme "Gardening Australia" ABC Gardening Australia
2013 Young Leaders Eco -Health Summit
Will take place in the second weekof the April school holidays - Click on Young Leaders Summit tab for full details.
We're having a Party - Are you "In The Mood"? Charity Ball 2013
on 11 May 2013 at the Crown Perth Grand Ballroom
Organise your friends and your table now . For full details and booking form please see our Events page