WHO WE ARE
The Footmen Foundation and Charitable Trust is a not for profit organisation and registered charity run by community-minded volunteers.
We are dedicated to “improving the lives of disadvantaged people in our community”.
Our community is the City of Maroondah, the Shire of Yarra Ranges and neighbouring areas.
WHAT WE DO
We raise funds ethically through quality events, sponsorship, donations, bequests and membership.
We connect with the local community in a variety of ways and provide grants to local community groups and disadvantaged individuals in need.
The Foothills Foundation has 4 major fundraising events this year.
In June, it’s ‘Le Tour Dinner’ for all cycling and Tour de France enthusiasts.
In July, it’s ‘An Evening With Libby Gorr’
In September, it’s our ‘Footy Finals Lunch’.
In November, it’s ‘The Footmen Annual Charity Golf Day’ now in its 39th Year.
COMING ANNUAL EVENTS 2018 BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY
The 7th Annual Pre Le Tour Charity Dinner
18th June 2018, it’s ‘Le Tour Dinner’ for all cycling and Tour de France enthusiasts.
Special Guest Kell O’Brien – Gold Medal Winner 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Individual Tickets $85 / Table of 10 $800
An Evening With Libbi Gorr
17th July 2018, Special 2 course dinner plus drinks at bar prices.
Celebrating motherhood and women leading in our community
This is a family event full of fun and inspiration delivered by a trio of wonderful women.
Individual Tickets $85 per head or $800 per table of 10 people
Footy Finals Lunch
Thursday 20th September 2018, it’s our ‘Footy Finals Lunch’ at Karralyka Centre, Mines Road, Ringwood East 3134
Delicious two course lunch with drinks at bar prices, a chance to win valuable raffle prizes and auction items. Make Your Reservation Now
Individual $85, Table for 10 people $800
All proceeds will be distributed to local charities and disadvantaged individuals.
The Footmen Annual Charity Golf Day
Yering Meadows Golf Club, Victoria Road, Yering.
Thursday, 22 November 2018 from 11.00 am
Gold, silver and bronze sponsorships and individual player packages available.
BECOME A MEMBER TODAY
Help The Footmen Foundation make a difference
You can make an affordable contribution to the work that we do and show your support by becoming a member of the Footmen Foundation.
The annual membership fee is just $50 for an individual, $75 for a family and $100 for a business.
Caladenia Dementia Care, Uniting Care Ringwood Biala, Penumbra Centre Inc., Uniting Care Harrison
All Stars Choir, H.I.C.H.Inc., Eastern Volunteers, Melba Support Services, Wesley Mission, Anglicare Victoria
Croydon Uniting Church ‘Helping Hand’, Urbanlife Inc., The Dining Room Mission, Care Connect
Maroondah Citizens Advice Bureau, Each (Maroondah Social and Community Health Centre.
Maroondah Council offered Monkami a retail shop in Main Street Croydon for them to use as an Opportunity Shop, which should prove a very good fund raising venture for them. The premises are very large and there is space for them to also have an art studio that will be used by Monkami clients and in time the general public for the conduct of art classes. The shop needed fitting out and we contributed $2500 to provide the necessary partitioning and benches so they could move in and start up straight away. The shop is located on the corner of the arcade leading to the station (opposite Hewish Road) and you are welcomed to call in and browse and buy.
We have agreed to continue our sponsorship to provide a car for staff at EVRC (Eastern Volunteers) at a cost of $4000-00 per annum. The car is used by staff to visit and transport clients.
Care Connect referred a case to us for a 63 year old male with a spinal disability who is non ambulant and
requires assistance with all tasks of daily living. He is wheelchair dependant and is also recovering from
difficulties with bowel cancer. He is being cared for at home and because of circumstances often retires early
to bed. An Occupational Therapist assessed the 35 year old waterbed as inadequate for his on going needs and
Footmen were pleased to help by provided a new bed at a cost of $1050.
We provided an iPad ($565) to local nursing home, which is to be used as an educational tool for their clients.
Elishacare have started up a gardening/handyman service to provide employment for clients returning to the
workforce and Footmen have purchased a suitable trailer for $2512.00. If you need home maintenance, call
Geoff Marsh on 0417 393 014 for a competitive quote