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.
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.
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.
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
The Horgan Family and Leeuwin Estate
Family Centre Innovators
$100,000 - $149,999
Bendat Family Foundation
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
Leeuwin Estate Charitable Foundation Trust
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, 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.