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Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre Visionaries

At the Family Centre, we are fortunate to be supported by individuals with wisdom, experience, and dedication. Some of these people have an extraordinary ability to drive progress and change. Their view of a better future is combined with a practical sense of how it can be achieved, and they have the persistence to make it happen. They are our Family Centre Visionaries, a title that we award to acknowledge their remarkable contribution and impact. It is our highest level of recognition.

It gives us great pleasure to announce Mr Rick Malone as our latest Visionary.

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Rick’s impact on the Family Centre has been profound. Involved from the outset, Rick was compelled to ensure that the Family Centre felt less like a clinic, and more like home. His conviction that people enduring challenging medical conditions need care and support is embodied in the design of the building. This vision was instrumental in creating the warm, welcoming Family Centre that we see today.


Rick’s influence didn’t stop there. Over the last decade, the Family Centre has benefitted from his leadership, expertise, generosity, and wisdom. An accomplished lawyer, Rick’s advocacy work achieved significant systemic changes for the type 1 community, including providing students with type 1 diabetes with extra time during ATAR exams with which to manage their condition. This change gave young people with type 1 access to equal opportunity to high-stakes exams.


Rick also served on the Board, including time as Chair. Along with this, he made sure that the Family Centre’s gardens flourished!


We thank Rick for his far-sighted determination to shape the Family Centre into the thriving place that it is today. While he has retired from his formal commitments, we know that, thanks to him, we are better positioned to help Western Australians impacted by type 1 diabetes, and that we will continue to benefit from his support.

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Jeff Newman OAM , Founding Chair

Jeff’s leadership, dedication and generosity have enabled the Family Centre to establish its unique and effective model of diabetes care – the first service of its kind in Australia. During his time as our Chair, Jeff made a profound impact. He leaves a lasting legacy: a thriving community of hundreds of families who are connected, supported and inspired by the Family Centre. 

Founding Sponsors

The Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre is grateful to have received generous financial support from the following individuals and organisations, who have made cumulative gifts of $10,000 and above over the last two financial years. 

Family Centre Heroes

$150,000 + 

AHG Automotive 

Arc Infrastructure 

The Horgan Family and Leeuwin Estate 

Family Centre Innovators

$100,000 - $149,999 

Bendat Family Foundation 

Bowen Foundation 

Mineral Resources 

Rick and Victoria Malone 

The Towner Family and Flametree Wines 

Family Centre Legends

$50,000 - $99,999 

North Perth Community Bank 

Primewest Centrepoint Shopping Centre 

St. George Foundation 

Family Centre Builders

$10,000 - $49,999 

Bob Bollen and Benz Industries Pty Ltd 

Bunnings Group Limited 

Cannings Purple 

Leeuwin Estate Charitable Foundation Trust 

Optimal Pharmacy 

Regent Motor Group 

RockaDex Diabetes Supplies 

Telethon Community Cinemas 

Family Centre Community Fundraisers

We would like to sincerely acknowledge and thank every company, family and individual that has supported the Family Centre through donations, financial and in-kind, and community fundraising events. Your support has made a significant impact upon the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. 

Family Centre Community Fundraiser Spotlight

We would like to express special thanks to the following community fundraisers for supporting the Family Centre over multiple years. 

Paua Rose Netball Club Charity Cup proudly supported by Swick Mining Services 

For your support of the Family Centre over consecutive years at your annual charity netball cup, raising over $36,000. 

Automotive Holdings Group and Staff 

For your support of the Family Centre over the past two years at your community fundraising events, the AHG Track Trek and the AHG Charity Walk, which raised over 


Bec Johnson

Bec, the Family Centre’s CEO, has continued in her mission to prove that a life with type 1 is a ‘Life Without Limits,’ raising more than $130,000 through her three solo swims to Rottnest Island. 

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