A new not-for-profit organisation has joined the state's disadvantaged youth sector.
On Friday, more than 20 people gathered at the Tonic Bar, inside Country Club Tasmania, to officially welcome Launceston's newest charity, The Rob Fairs Foundation.
Mr Fairs, a prominent former media personality, was previously an ambassador for another Tasmanian charity organisation.
Over the 15 years he was involved there, Mr Fairs assisted in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the sector.
Mr Fairs said after that particular foundation ceased its operations in Tasmania, he became determined to fill the void that it had left behind.
"In my opinion, no child is born bad, and there are some great kids out there too, but some of them just need a little bit of help and support," he said.
"So if through that, we can spark something in them, the opportunities are endless."
Mr Fairs said that it was important to highlight that all the money raised by the foundation would stay in the state, to help Tasmanian children.
The charity's chairman, Dan Ryan, said the foundation put high value in its ability to be flexible in determining how and where its effort and support were allocated.
"Initially we will be focusing on areas such as the provision of educational and vocational training opportunities, creating respite opportunities for carers," he said.
"The organisations, programs, and individuals the foundation commits funding to will vary depending on the current challenges and the needs of our communities."
Launceston mayor Albert van Zetten and deputy mayor Danny Gibson attended the event on behalf of the City of Launceston. Also in attendance to show their support for the initiative were various members of the state's Liberal Party, including Bass MHR Bridget Archer, Police Minister Mark Shelton, Windermere MLC Nick Duigan, Senator Wendy Askew, MLC Liberal Member of Rosevars Jo Palmer and Children and Youth Minister Sarah Courtney.
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Ms Courtney addressed the group, expressed her gratitude toward the work the foundation planned to undertake, and commended Mr Fairs for his efforts in forming the foundation.
"We all have a role to play in making sure our young people have a safe and welcome life so that they're able to fulfill all their opportunities," she said.
"This is about the whole community responding, and each of us taking responsibility, which is what Rob is doing today by putting up his hand and saying that he's going to be a part of the solution for generation of young people to come." Visit the Rob Fairs Foundation on Facebook.
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