The Barbara Cherry Foundation is a Not For Profit organisation chaired by her husband, John Cherry and supported by two Directors and volunteers.

The Charity

Barbara Cherry Foundation

After becoming a registered nurse Barbara had a drive to help the less fortunate and so left her home and travelled to Thursday Island to help the locals and natives of the area. In 1996 Barbara established a home in Willoughby called Community Youth Homes where boys were provided with shelter, clothing, food and most importantly a place where they could belong and take small steps back into society. The success of Willoughby gave Barbara the drive to grow her charity work and she went on to set up another 3 such homes for youth. Willoughby is still operational and is now managed by the trustees for child welfare.

Barbara’s final wish was that when her time came there would be a charity established in her name to give to those less fortunate a helping hand.

The Founder

A woman who was committed to and loves helping people.

Barbara’s husband, John Cherry formed the Foundation in honour of Barbara who wished her charitable work to carried on after her death.

John & Barbara Cherry


Barbara Cherry - A woman who is committed and loves helping people

Our Goal

Our Mission

To provide assistance to people in need, who may be going through difficulties despite their own efforts, via the use of Food for the Poor and Disaster Recovery efforts.

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Feed the Poor

To make sure adults and children are properly fed with wholesome food.

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Disaster Relief

To aid people at a time when they feel all is lost and perhaps, and not subject or benefiting from any State Aid. .