Sarah Murdoch, 50, shows off her ageless beauty in a new designer summer dress as she launches a toolkit to help Australian children deal with natural disasters
- Sarah Murdoch stuns at a charity event in Manly, Sydney
- Sarah and Lachlan Murdoch are funding a toolkit to help rural children
- The tools are intended for children affected by natural disasters
Sarah Murdoch was the star of the show at the launch of a new initiative to help Australian children deal with natural disasters.
Ms Murdoch, 50, stunned in a designer linen midi dress Thursday featuring a hand-drawn Australiana floral design as she helped release a new resource kit to support parents of children emotionally affected by the bush fires and floods.
She also wore a dainty tennis bracelet and chunky fitness watch as she took to the podium at the event in Manly on Sydney’s northern beaches.
Sarah Murdoch was the star of the show at the launch of a new initiative to help Australian children deal with natural disasters on Thursday
Ms Murdoch, 50, stunned in a designer linen midi dress with a hand-drawn Australiana floral pattern stamped onto it
Ms Murdoch was in a playful mood, joking and throwing herself with children and adults, but also had a serious message.
The Royal Far West Resilient Kids Toolkit is a physical pack containing a parent’s guide, picture book, therapeutic toy and various mental health resources.
Four thousand of the kits will be sent to families in remote and rural communities in New South Wales that have been affected by natural disasters.
Ms Murdoch was inspired to get involved after learning that children can lose their sense of safety, develop mental health issues and struggle in school following disasters or emergencies.
Charity Royal Far West said the impacts on children of natural disasters can include nightmares, intrusive memories, low mood, anxiety, poor concentration, stomach pain, headaches, irritability, friendship difficulties, difficulties with schoolwork and increased family conflict.
Research has shown that children born in 2020 will experience an average of 30 extreme heat waves in their lifetime, seven times more than someone born in 1960.
Ms Murdoch was in a light-hearted mood, joking and getting on with kids and adults alike, but also had a serious message
She was inspired to get involved with the Royal Far West Resilient Kids Toolkit after learning that children can lose their sense of safety, develop mental health issues and struggle in school following disasters. .
RFW CEO Jacqueline Emery said experiencing a traumatic event like a bushfire or flood can have a devastating long-term impact on mental health, emotional well-being, learning and development. a kid.
“The impact is heightened if children do not receive adequate support to process what they have experienced in the months and years following the disaster. Recovery takes time.
“For children in rural and remote areas – where most of the impacts of natural disasters are felt – the trauma is compounded by difficulty in accessing vital health and welfare services and the support they need.
“While access to services is critical, empowering parents with effective tools and information, like the Resilient Kids Toolkit, can make a critical difference.”
A father holds his daughter as the sky over Mallacoota turns red during the day on January 4, 2020
The toolkit, aimed at children up to the age of 16, will be distributed to families in NSW and also includes an online guide.
It’s one of many charitable initiatives the Sarah and Lachlan Murdoch Foundation has helped fund since 2019.
Their foundation has given $10 million to nonprofits, including charities for children, the arts, medicine and women.