Humpty Dumpty Foundation welcomes new patron

The Humpty Dumpty Foundation have announced that media personality Johanna Griggs AM is its new patron.

Most recently Johanna travelled to the Northern Territory with Humpty Dumpty Foundation Founder and Chairman Paul Francis OAM to witness firsthand the incredible impact the charity is having on the territory where the infant mortality rate is triple* that of any other state and territory in Australia.

She also visited Victoria’s Monash Children’s Hospital for a tour of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and view recently donated equipment including an Australian first innovative healthcare technology initiative which sees a quieter and calmer NICU for patients and families.

After more than 30 years of support Ray Martin AM is stepping back from his role of Patron.  In this time Ray has contributed immensely to the work of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation across Australia and, in particular, in the Northern Territory.

Johanna will continue Ray’s legacy and will build on the great foundations that have been laid as she steps into the role as Humpty’s Patron.

“Humpty has been blessed over the years to have such an awesome Patron like Ray Martin who has been a huge part of the growth of Humpty.  We are fortunate to now have Johanna Griggs who has had an association with Humpty for over 30 years to extend her commitment to our Humpty family as our new Patron.  There really are no two better people to have as Patrons,” said Humpty Dumpty Foundation Founder and Chairman Paul Francis OAM.

“I am delighted to announce Johanna as our new Humpty Patron.  Johanna has the greatest respect for our past, our present and where we go to in the future. We look forward to working with Johanna on Humpty’s next exciting chapter,” said Humpty Dumpty Foundation CEO & Managing Director, Claire Reaney.

“I am humbled by the honour of this role, and can’t wait to see what we can achieve in the future.  There is still much so work to be done right across the country, in every hospital and health service that turns to Humpty for help.  I know I have enormous shoes to fill, following the incredible work that Ray Martin AM has undertaken over such a substantial amount of time, but I can’t think of anyone who has shown as more passion, dedication, empathy, and warmth, that I’d like to emulate more,” said Humpty Dumpty Foundation Patron, Johanna Griggs AM.