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When Australian Test Cricket Captain and equal rights advocate, Pat Cummins, celebrated the birth of his son Albie in 2021, he made a commitment to support children in Australia and around the world so they can have a fair chance.

Joining UNICEF Australia as an Ambassador in 2021, Pat volunteers his time to bring awareness and fundraise so that UNICEF can protect more of the world’s children. Pat supports Indi Kindi, an early childhood education program in remote Australian communities, and he was a driving force behind the Australian cricket community’s support for UNICEF’s response during the 2021 India COVID Crisis. His incredible donation helped us to rush essential oxygen plants to hospitals across India.

What is Good Hands?

Good Hands is a Pat Cummins initiative that bolsters the UNICEF Australia supported Indi Kindi program, a groundbreaking early years solution for children under five in remote Aboriginal communities, integrating health, well-being, education and development to give children the best start in life.

Good Hands will continue to grow and evolve with Pat's philanthropic journey which will focus on reaching children here in Australia and around the world with the education they deserve.

In 2023, Pat Cummins visited Indi Kindi, an early childhood education program in a remote Northern Territory community.
In 2023, Pat Cummins visited Indi Kindi, an early childhood education program in a remote Northern Territory community.
© Sam Ruttyn / News Corp Aus

Supporting programs in Australia

Many children in remote Indigenous communities across Australia are growing up without adequate access to the quality education, support and health care they need to get the best start in life. I pledge to help change that.

Family in India smiling at the camera© UNICEF/UN0595577/Panjwani

Supporting programs around the world

Having spent much of his life travelling around Australia and abroad, Pat has seen first-hand children who don't have equal access to education, healthcare and nutrition and how this impacts their ability to reach their full potential. Whether it is through initiatives such as raising funds for essential oxygen plants to hospitals during India's COVID-19 crisis or supporting equal access to education, Pat is help build a better future for children around the world.