Celebrating Family & Community

SUNDAY 16 MAY | 2.00PM-5.00PM
Karralyka Centre, Mines Road, Ringwood East

TICKET INCLUDES:

High Tea, Glass of Local Sparkling Wine and a
Pamper Pack to the value of at least $50

Sponsored by Pinchapoo

This is a charity event. All funds raised will support families
and charities in the local area who are in need.

Sponsored By

FEATURING GUEST SPEAKERS

Sharing their stories on how Foothills Foundation
has helped them and the local community.

Jenny Willetts

Jenny Willetts

Managing Director, Stable One

My faith in God and my love for people have led me to the role I have today as Managing Director of Stable One, a charity which works with local churches to find ways to provide accommodation for people experiencing homelessness.

Born in England, my early career was as a PA in local government prior to becoming a mum. At the start of the new millennium, I left with my husband and young family to work in Australia and Papua New Guinea with Wycliffe Bible Translators. In 2016 my life changed dramatically through my volunteering in a foodbank in Lilydale. My eyes were opened to the needs of some of my ‘neighbours’ who were sleeping rough in the Yarra Valley, and in particular by ladies who were sleeping in their cars. I’m a born ‘driver’, administrator, visionary and generally someone who is able to get stuff done. I  am constantly challenged and changed by the people I meet in the course of my work.

I relax by reading, gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Kate Coleman

Kate Coleman

Jim Fuller Community House Group

I have worked and volunteered in the community housing and homelessness sector for the past 40 years.

 My work has included women’s refuges, youth accommodation, mental health services, tenancy, community development, policy and research.

 Currently I am mainly interested in the provision of long term, affordable housing for low income people and/or people who have fallen on hard times.

 The majority of my current involvement is with the Jim Fuller Community House Group. This group has managed a rooming house for low income older people for almost 33 years. Last year we opened a second rooming house. The original house accommodated men, over 55 year of age and the new house accommodates women over 55 years of age.

 The rooming houses are affordable, safe, secure and clean and provide a home for people.

OUR SPONSOR

Pinchapoo

Pinchapoo

Pinchapoo (slang for Pinch-a-shampoo) is proudly responsible for creating a cheeky hotel toiletry ‘pinching’ movement 12 years ago… and for good reason!
Using this world first, modern day Robin Hood concept together with landfill stock rescue programs, we have redistributed more than 8.5 MILLION personal hygiene products to hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged men, women and children nationally each year.

Pinchapoo is the biggest national not-for-profit supplier of personal hygiene essentials and works with over 600 + leading organisations, community groups and government institutions as a total hygiene solution, providing a reliable source of customised, culturally appropriate and gender inclusive packs to EVERYBODY in EVERY situation of need.

Our team work passionately to advocate access to hygiene products for both men and women EQUALLY. 1 in 5 Australian experience hygiene poverty and are forced to make the heart-breaking choice between buying food and personal hygiene products every week.

It is our vision that EVERY Australian has access to this basic human right essential to our mental and physical wellbeing and this alarming statistic eradicated.

FOOTHILLS FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

 

Jodie Piper

Jodie Piper

Jodie is a mother and carer of two incredible children. She works part time at a school in our community. As with life, curveballs are thrown and Jodie has had her fair share over the last few years. She works hard, falls occasionally but gets back up again, learning, growing and just wants to be a good mother and role model for her children. Jodie has learnt it’s okay to ask for help as we all do throughout our lives. Community is important. To contribute to something outside of ourselves and show kindness is simple yet incredibly powerful.

 During 2020, a work colleague saw Jodie struggling to put her daughter’s wheelchair (which she uses for her treatment of clubfoot) into her small hatchback car. He approached to help and asked if a bigger car was needed for her family. From that conversation, Jodie was directed to the Foothills Foundation. Even with the impact of COVID last year, Foothills organised crowd funding for a more appropriate care for her family. They also funded the repair of her roof due to storm damage. The kindness, hard work and generosity of Foothills made the physical laboring job of transferring her daughter in and out of the car as well as her wheelchair, while caring for her other daughter a much lighter one.

 As for many parents of children with additional needs, the weeks are filled with therapies, appointments, surgeries as well and the everyday of normal life and work. Having an appropriate car has made a huge difference in Jodie and her daughter’s everyday life today and for the future.

EMCEE

 

Lisa Glassbrow

Lisa Glassbrow

Hattrick Communications

Lisa is the Director of Hatrick & Co (formerly Hatrick Communications) and a mum of two young girls.

A creative thinker, strategist and optimist, Lisa is driven by a desire to help people and communities do and be better.  Through a values-led, strengths-based approach, Lisa and her team support organisations to explore their identity, craft their story, and develop strategies and plans that help create positive, lasting change.  She believes that the words we use will create the world we want to live in, and that when we work together to unearth possibilities and turn challenges into opportunities, we have stronger, healthier and thriving communities.

After working for nearly 10 years in the for-profit sector, Lisa moved to the for-purpose space, and has spent the last 15 years working in areas including Indigenous health, age and disability, sport, community, wellbeing and youth.

Driven by a deep sense of gratitude, Lisa is an active community member of the Yarra Valley region, and currently serves on the Community Bank Mt Evelyn Board, is School Council President of her children’s school, and is company secretary of her boat club.

Lisa’s family, her husband and two children are her greatest joy.

Lisa is delighted to be the Master of Ceremonies for the Foothills Foundation High Tea and looks forward to celebrating the varied and valued roles that women play within our community.

Enquiries to:

 events@foothills.org.au

 Natalie Hallett 0404 556 376

 Lauren Gordon 0409 668 005