May Gibbs, an icon of Australian children’s literature and one of the country’s most loved artists and authors, left copyright of all her works to Northcott Disability Services and The Spastic Centre of NSW.
Northcott Disability Services celebrates May’s birthday annually by creating Gumnut Baby Badges charity pins. This year, the charity pins show two gorgeous wattle babies cuddling on a wattle leaf. The pins are $5.00 each and will be available nationally until February 8 2008 at all Corporate Express, Civic Video, Dymocks and Myer retail outlets.
Northcott’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mike Fryer, said the Gumnut Baby Badge program would support children with disabilities and their families, as well as raise the profile of May Gibbs.
“It is important to remember what a wonderful legacy May Gibbs left to children in need,” Mr Fryer said. “Purchasing a Gumnut Baby Badge will allow her legacy to continue, as well as support children with disabilities at the same time.”
Last year, the inaugural program raised $140,000 for Northcott Disability Services and The Spastic Centre of NSW.
Northcott Disability Services and The Spastic Centre of NSW are considered leaders in their field of support and service provision for children and adults with disabilities and their families.