Tammy helps the young and the old

Queensland's Tammy Robinson supports seniors and teenagers

Retirement Living
HELPING OUT: Tammy Robinson out and about with one of her Carinity Home Care clients, Joanne Taylor.

HELPING OUT: Tammy Robinson out and about with one of her Carinity Home Care clients, Joanne Taylor.

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Whether it's supporting seniors or high school students, Tammy Robinson's passion is helping people in need.

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Whether it's supporting seniors or high school students, Tammy Robinson's passion is helping people in need.

As a lifestyle carer for Carinity Home Care, Tammy supports seniors living on Brisbane's south side to live the life they love in the home they love.

She is also dedicated to supporting teenagers in the Logan district through her award-winning not-for-profit social enterprise Formally Ever After.

Recognising that many families struggle to afford the costs of school formals, Tammy established Formally Ever After in 2019. The community program helps to remove financial barriers to attending formals by providing donated dresses, suits, and accessories for students to wear for free.

"Here in Logan some families struggle with bare necessities, so I knew formal wear for that final celebration was way out of their reach. I wanted to have a program to make sure no local Year 12 students missed out on going to their formal," Tammy said.

"I had time and knew I could make a difference, so I just gave it a go. I started asking my friends and family to donate and then went around to schools. Each year it has grown more and more as word has spread."

"I actually started volunteering in a local nursing home when I was 12. My love for older people just grew and grew and I worked in nursing homes before I had children.

"Now I love working in the community and helping to keep our seniors in their homes longer. I just love that we get to be a small part of their lives and can assist them to live a life they want in their own homes.

"It's about giving your time to those who need it, being kind and caring and doing what you can to make others feel comfortable, empowered, uplifted, and supported.

"It's about making even the smallest of difference to their day and their lives, leaving them with a happy feeling in their hearts.

"Going to work each day makes me smile because I know I get to see some of my favourite people."

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