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Meet your ANYCAT Representative Mary!

ANYCAT is the Australian National Young Carer Action Team, made up of young carer representatives from Carers Associations in every state and territory. ANYCAT reps catch up once a year to provide advice and feedback on the national Young Carer Program. They let us know what’s working well and also what could be improved on. It’s a great opportunity to meet young carers from across Australia and brainstorm ideas together on how to better support and connect with young carers. Meet the ANYCAT rep for NSW – Mary!

“Hey guys! My name is Mary, I’m 16 and I’m the NSW ANYCAT rep! I’m super excited to meet other awesome YCs from all over Australia, raise awareness about Young Carer issues and make the lives of Young Carers better! I care for my Dad who has Motor Neurone Disease, and my younger brother Dan who has Autism and an Intellectual Disability. I graduated from the Young Carer Leadership Program in 2014 and I was a director for the amazing #YCproject film! My hobbies include playing with my cats Ed (named after Ed Sheeran cos he’s a ginger) and Stormageddon Dark Lord of All. I really love cats, in fact, I’ll fall in love with almost ANY CAT (ha… ha… ha…). As well as being a crazy cat lady, I am also a musical theatre nerd, Harry Potter obsessed and I work at Taronga Zoo! Ta ta for now, Mary.”