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11 hours ago
Please give a warm welcome to Peter Treseder, who has joined the Pat Cronin Foundation Team as a new presenter!
Peter is a professional presenter, working full time for AustralianSuper in member education, so most of his days are spent in front of people explaining how the Super and Age Pension systems work. Being a highly skilled presenter and all-round great guy, we are excited to have him join the team!
Peter said “I have known Matt for over 40 years, we used to play junior football together and we worked together at AMP for about 16 years, it was at AMP that I first met Robyn. Most weeks I would have a chat to Matt about things that were of interest to us, mostly football, whether it be our beloved Tigers, The Bears and the team that I still play for in Carrum in the over 50’s division. Our daughters are of a similar age so another topic of conversation was their calisthenics careers. Matt and I were talking on the phone on the Thursday before Pat’s death, discussing how it would be the first time that he and Lucas would be playing in the ones together. This connection has meant that I have followed the family’s tragic journey over the last 4 years and I am keen to help them make the Foundation successful”.
We are so glad to have such an incredibly well trained, highly skilled and passionate presenter join the team. Being a friend of the Cronin’s for over 40 years, we know that Peter will be a dedicated and positive addition to the team. Welcome to the Pat Cronin Foundation, Peter!
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2 days ago
We're coming to Ballarat this week and we are excited!
Its so great when we get the opportunity to visit new towns and this is the foundations first visit to Ballarat.
We still have some availabilities for our trip to Ballarat, so if you're interested in one of our Be Wise Awareness & Education Sessions, please reach out.
If you want us to come and visit your school, sporting club or community group (where ever you may be) please contact us to help us spread the Be Wise message! 🦉
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A Year in Review!
Check out all the amazing things we achieved in 2018-19.
Thanks to our incredible team and all of our supporters, we’ve been able to grow and spread our message across Australia.
We can't wait to keep this momentum going and continue spreading our Be Wise message in 2020. ...
I was very pleased to meet with the Minister for Victim Support (the Honourable Ben Carroll MP) today with 3 fellow members of the Victims of Crime Consultative Committee (VOCCC) that I am a member of.
The Minister was very generous with his time as we discussed the need for change to ensure Victim’s rights and thoughts are considered at all points of the Justice system.
We look forward to continuing our discussions for meaningful change.
6 days ago
Ben O’Toole was the first presenter to join our team in 2019 and has been much loved by every school and club that he has attended. He has been presenting sessions on violence prevention in high schools and sporting clubs for six years, delivering over 400 sessions to more than 35,000 young people. He has shared stories of victims and perpetrators of violence, offering students other angles and ways to look at this issue. Outside of the Pat Cronin Foundation, Ben works as a facilitator for The Man Cave, delivering emotional intelligence and healthy masculinity workshops for young men in high schools. We are honoured to have a young man in our team who is dedicated to helping end social violence. With his experience in this area, everyone who is lucky enough to see him present always leaves feeling touched and changed by Ben's words.
Some words from Ben on why he wanted to join the Pat Cronin Foundation in 2019, “As a surviving victim of a coward punch in 2007, I have been compelled to share my story as well as other victims of violence. Pat’s story is heartbreaking and incredibly important to tell. I want to help other young people avoid a similar fate by knowing what happened to Pat and to understand the devastating impact his death has had on a community of people.”
When asked what Ben does in his spare time, he said, “I’m very lucky to be married to my beautiful wife Sarah. We have a dog called Pam who helps me get up early every day. Over summer I play touch footy and during winter it’s footy in the Renegade Pub Football League. Both leagues are gender-inclusive and neither are taken very seriously – social sport is way more fun.”
Thank you for being an incredible presenter in our team in 2019 and paving the way for us to welcome 5 more presenters in 2020. We love having you, Ben!
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