Adam Carnegie

Doncaster East, Victoria

Special needs music educator

A week before Adam learned he would receive an AMP Tomorrow Fund grant, the former fire-fighter was recognised for his Black Saturday efforts. The honour was a reminder of how much his life has changed. In 2011 the father of Jake, who has Down Syndrome, decided to follow his heart. After studying music and business, he started a music program for children with special needs. The AMP Tomorrow Fund is helping Adam to buy instruments and expand Given To Groove: “For many kids, I’m the first person who brings music into their lives – and they love it.