Perth man Leif Cocks has dedicated his life to saving the orangutan through his not-for-profit charity The Orangutan Project. The battle has plunged him to the depths of despair as he has borne witness to the atrocities orangutans face. But it has also filled him with awe and delight for a creature with an enormous capacity for love.
It’s estimated that one third of all the world’s food goes to waste. But one woman is determined to change that. Through her charity OzHarvest Ronni Kahn is rescuing good food destined for the rubbish heap and providing it to the disadvantaged. In the process she is not only saving food, but lives.
Two 21-year-old mates have launched a free mobile laundry service to wash clothes for the homeless. In the process they have captured the imagination of the public, not only for washing clothes, but for spending time with people who are down on their luck. The result is helping the homeless regain two things they most crave – dignity and respect.
Pet portrait photographer Alex Cearns travels the globe photographing rescued animals to raise money for their care and promote their protection. She volunteers 40 percent of her time to philanthropic causes and relishes the chance to present animals in their best light.
Business coach Zoë Routh’s life work is about guiding others to live with wisdom and compassion. Here she reveals how her experience with cancer and dashed dreams of parenthood cemented the concepts of balance, authenticity, values and opening your eyes to life’s everyday wonders.
Qynn Beardman swapped his leafy green home in Margaret River for the red dust of the Pilbara in Western Australia’s desert north with a dream of transforming Aboriginal kids’ lives through music.
At just 19 years of age Emma Crane has become a fierce human rights advocate, investing countless hours into an Ethical Living Challenge in her bid to improve conditions for the disadvantaged.
An Australian skateboarder is injecting new life and hope into the lives of Afghan children wearied by war.
Fighting for a cause you believe in is one thing but risking your life to do so is quite another. What drives this Australian woman to risk her life to save rhinos amid achingly beautiful Zimbabwean bush?
Mary Hutton has transformed from a humble mum in the suburbs to an international powerhouse negotiating with Asian governments in her ongoing bid to rescue Asian bears.
This wildly successful fundraising phenomenon has captured the hearts of a region with its tireless efforts to raise money for the seriously ill. Samille Mitchell investigates what drives the volunteers behind the charity and peeks into the lives of some of those it has helped.