18 JANUARY 2018
TLC for Kids today announced that Jarrad and Michael Duggan-Tierney, also known as the ‘Real Dads of Melbourne’, have come on board as Ambassadors for the long-standing children’s charity.
The ‘Real Dads of Melbourne’ have become Instagram sensations with almost 70,000 followers enjoying a glimpse into their everyday life of playdates, style tips, cheeky humour, holidays, family and friends. Jarrad and Michael started the account in 2015 to share updates with family and friends of their much loved son Reid, born via surrogate in Mumbai.
The ‘Real Dads of Melbourne’ were thrilled to become TLC for Kids Ambassadors and help raise awareness of the charity and the relief services they provide.
“We visited TLC for Kids with Reid and saw first hand the impact they are having in the community, filling the gaps of other services and helping so many sick kids and their families. We left feeling totally inspired and just knew we had to be involved”, said Jarrad.
TLC for Kids is the leading Australian children’s charity helping sick kids and their families cope with the challenges of everyday life with illness. They are unique in that they operate immediately and inclusively, with extremely short turnaround times and no restrictive criteria. Upon referral from healthcare professionals, they provide free practical and emotional support both in and out of hospital, almost a million times each year.
“Jarrad and Michael are the perfect fit for us – a loving, genuine family who are passionate about helping sick kids and their families. We are truly grateful that they have come on board as TLC for Kids Ambassadors and together we aim to raise awareness to help even more children in need in the future”, said TLC for Kids CEO and Founder, Tim Conolan.
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Interviews are available with the ‘Real Dads of Melbourne’ and TLC for Kids CEO and Founder Tim Conolan.
More information on TLC for Kids
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2018, TLC for Kids has helped put smiles back on the faces of over 8 million children and their families by providing free relief support services across Australia. Their Distraction Box Program offers a box of therapeutic items in treatment rooms, guiding the child through the procedure. Meanwhile, their Rapid TLC Service delivers practical and emotional support upon referral. Requests might include a surprise birthday package, a family day out, or covering household, transport, accommodation or bereavement costs.
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