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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Grant Austen

Director

Grant Austen is a retired Information Technology Management Consultant who worked in the field for over 40 years. The specific industries included banking, airline reservation systems, manufacturing, entertainment, environment and court systems for the Victorian Government.

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Annalise Tumbas

Advisory 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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Wayne Harper

Director

Wayne Harper has worked in information technology for over 30 years. He is currently employed with Officeworks, combining his passion for technology, with his passion for community and charity support.

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Tony Johnson

Director

Tony Johnson was initially inspired to join the Board by the sensational people who devote their time, free of charge, to give people hope and inspiration for the future.

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Anastasia
Misarvidis-Tyshing

Advisory 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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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 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