Kay McGrath OAM Honoured As Lifetime Ambassador At Act for Kids Gala Ball

13 June 2018





One of the most well-known names in Australian media, Kay McGrath has made a significant contribution to highlighting child protection issues through her media profile and charitable work over the last 30 years.

In 1988, when Act for Kids was established, Kay was approached and agreed to be an Ambassador for the young organisation. Dr David Wood was the long standing Chairman of the organisation and was also the paediatrician for Kay’s two sons.

Since then, Kay has worked tirelessly and used both her professional expertise and media profile to bring attention to child abuse and neglect. She has reported, hosted, trekked, fundraised and volunteered her time to help Act for Kids grow and flourish over the last 30 years.

At the recent 30th Anniversary Gala Ball, Act for Kids CEO Dr Neil Carrington was delighted to appoint Kay as a Lifetime Ambassador.

“I’m truly inspired by this incredible woman and her constant drive and determination to do more for our kids,” Dr Neil Carrington said.

“Kay has been instrumental in engaging Channel Seven and developing genuine interest and support for Child Protection Week and the issue of child abuse and neglect. We wouldn’t be where we are today without her support”.

Kay McGrath said to be appointed a Lifetime Ambassador was a ‘wonderful honour’.

“I’ve watched the charity grow since 1988 and to be able to contribute in some small way has been an absolute privilege. I’m in awe of the people, the passion and the services Act for Kids offers to children and their non-offending families, and I shudder to think where we’d be without them,” Kay said.