As a longstanding sufferer of Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Lorraine finds that volunteering her time to organisations supporting the more vulnerable in our society a valuable adjunct to her writing therapy. Sales proceeds from the "A Life Singular" series go to two Australian charities assisting disadvantaged young people with their education:
EdConnect Australia prepares and connects inter-generational volunteers who want to make a difference with disadvantaged or at-risk young people in school who need extra help with their education success and wellbeing.
EdConnect Australia is harnessing the wisdom and skills of older generations to enrich the learning experience of young people who are at risk of falling by the wayside in an often over-burdened school system.
As Australia’s largest national education-oriented charity, The Smith Family supports disadvantaged Australian children to participate fully in their education, giving them the best chance at breaking the cycle of disadvantage.
Our learning support and mentoring programs help children in need to fit in at school, keep up with their peers, and build aspirations for a better future for themselves.