Last year, First National Real Estate called for Victorians to nominate the young achievers that make a difference in their communities.
As sponsor of the ‘Leadership’ category in the Victorian Young Achievers Awards, First National Real Estate chief executive Ray Ellis is delighted to announce that 23-year-old Georgia Retallick won the Leadership Award from a field of nine other nominees in separate categories.
‘Georgia is an exceptional young woman who has fought hard for a solution for young people with acquired brain injuries, spinal injuries, and degenerative diseases who are forced to live in aged care facilities’ said Mr Ellis.
Georgia founded the Y-House Foundation in 2010, which is a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing support and options for young people forced to live in, or at risk of, entering care.
‘It’s not surprising that Georgia was also named as one of the Women’s Weekly Women of the Future’ said Mr Ellis.
‘She plans to build a $2.5 million rehabilitation facility and has already raised $500,000 in donations for the building plus $150,000 for the Foundation’.
Over 400 guests attended the event including Jenny Mikakos MP, Minister for Families and Children, Minister for Youth Affairs and Patron of the Awards. At the conclusion of the event, in addition to winning the Leadership Award, Georgia Retallick was also announced 2015 Victorian Young Achiever of the Year.