David McIntyre has vast experience in multiple sectors both here in
Australia and in the United Kingdom. The sectors include recruitment,
project management and shopfitting/fitouts. David has held multiple senior
leadership positions including Branch Manager, General Manager and State
Manager. With broad and diverse relationships over multiple sectors, David
will facilitate brand growth and increase the Foundation's visibility to a
Iyan Barry has an extensive track record spanning more than two decades in senior management positions within the non-profit, QSR (Quick Service Restaurant), Information Technology and financial sectors. His dedication extends beyond the corporate realm, as he is deeply passionate about contributing to the community. Since 2010, he has actively engaged in a variety of fundraising initiatives for charitable organisations, further highlighting his philanthropic spirit.
Sarah Joyce is a proud Yorta Yorta woman and mother of four children. In 2018 Sarah and her children were sent on a MGF first ever holiday which helped her and her children reconnect as a family unit. Since then Sarah has been an advocate for the MGF.
My vision to establish the Magical Getaway Foundation (MGF) was to provide hope to vulnerable or disadvantaged Australian children and families.
Despite their current circumstances, they have so much to give back to other people. Sadly though, their struggle is to just get through each day.
Feelings of sadness, desperation, vulnerability and helplessness overwhelm them.
There is no hope.
These children and families deserve, and have a right to, a better future.
The Magical Getaway Foundation provides such an opportunity through the gift of first ever getaways/holidays.
It’s not about the holiday, it’s what the holiday brings including closer family ties, increased
self-esteem, expansion of social networks, skills development, improvements in mental health and greater participation in education and paid work.
In return, the Foundation gathers the recipients'’ stories of courage and resilience to share with others, to bring hope.
Please support the Magical Getaway Foundation to bring hope to the 1 in 3 Australian children who have never been on a holiday, not even a weekend away.
Together we will break the cycle.