Our Board

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Rosemary Teed

Founder/Director

Rosemary Teed has worked with children, young people and their families for over twenty years.

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Annalise Tumbas

Director

In 2018, MGF sent Annalise and her four sons on their first ever holiday. Since then, Annalise holds two steady jobs and volunteers regularly for MGF.

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Leanne Peros

Advisory Board Member

In 2019, Leanne and her son Jack went on their first ever holiday together through MGF. Since then Leanne has graduated from university and Jack has gained casual employment. 

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Grant Austen

Director

Grant Austen is a retired Information Technology Management Consultant who worked in the field for over 40 years. 

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Anastasia
Misarvidis-Tyshing

Director

Anastasia is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts/Law at Monash University. She joined MGF for the opportunity to use her education to make a difference in the lives of others and give back to her community. 

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Sarah Joyce

Advisory Board Member

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. 

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Teague Rook

Director

Teague Rook joined the Board in 2018. He first became involved as a volunteer design consultant to help MGF bring hope to vulnerable Australian families.

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Sarah Beck

Director

Sarah Beck has been involved with non-profits and fundraising since 2013, having raised money face-to-face for organisations including Peter Mac, Red Cross, Starlight, HRI and UNICEF.

FOUNDER'S MESSAGE

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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.

Rosemary Teed

Founder/Director