Human Rights Week 2020 Tasmanian Awards

December 24, 2020

BIAT News

Izzy Elliott from Scrunch_Iz is the successful recipient of a 'Kindness and Compassion' Human Rights Week 2020 Award presented by Equal Opportunity Tasmania.

BIAT nominated Izzy for the 'Kindness and Compassion' award in recognition of the work she has done to raise awareness of brain injury and funds for the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania through her Scrunch_Iz initiative in memory of her Uncle Brodie Saville.

The BIAT team would like to congratulate Izzy on her well deserved award.

Award Recipient - Izzy Elliott

When Izzy’s uncle Brodie was not much older than she is now, he sustained a brain injury. Brodie died 15 years later. Izzy remembers her uncle and wants her Tasmanian community to remember him too. She wants them to understand more about brain injury. Izzy learnt to make hair scrunchies and founded an enterprise, Scrunch-Iz, to sell the scrunchies and raise funds for the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania. Izzy raised $1000! In 2020, she turned her hand to making face masks and pencil cases and kept raising money for brain injury awareness. This young lady cared for her uncle. Her care has motivated her kindness to the whole community. We thank her. We think she is just great.

(Equal Opportunity Tasmania)

Read the full list of award recipients on the Equal Opportunity Tasmania website.

You can learn more about Izzy and Scrunch_Iz in our Brain Injury Awareness Week 2020 feature article - here.

The Hon. Elise Archer MP presenting Izzy Elliott from Scrunch_Iz with her Human Rights Week 2020 Award for Kindness and Compassion (10 December 2020).

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