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The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation was formed following the death of 18 year old Thomas Kelly, who was king hit in an unprovoked attack in Sydney’s King Cross in July 2012. 

The Foundation’s voice has been a powerful catalyst in communicating the need for behavioural change and a push towards changing Australia’s drinking culture through education, Safe Spaces and Take Kare initiatives.

The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation (TKYF) is Tom’s legacy. The aim of TKYF is to foster behavioural change in young people in order to create a responsible drinking culture and ultimately a safer and healthier community. 

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The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation launches the Stay Kind initiative in memory of Stuart Kelly, who can be remembered for his continued support and kindness to his brother Thomas.

The first Stay Kind Day will be held at ANZ Stadium Sydney on 23rd July 2017. Find out more at


TAKE Kare in memory of Thomas, is all about responsible drinking, looking after yourself, your family, friends and even strangers.  

The TAKE Kare Safe Space program operating in two Sydney locations since 2014 has helped over 45,000 people get home safely.

Find out more about Safe Space or to volunteer click here.