Geoff became actively involved in fundraising for research into childhood cancers after two of his sons were struck by the terrible disease. His son Brent was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia just shy of his third birthday and his other son Stewart was diagnosed with a brain tumour at just 13 years old.
After feeling helpless watching his two sons battling cancer, Geoff joined forces with Peter Harper at CLCRF and took fundraising to a whole new level. Geoff was appointed Chairman in 1982 and within two years, he helped to raise $100,000 and recruited renowned cancer research Professor Ursula Kees.
Geoff has always been dedicated to serving the community, as demonstrated through rewards and accolades. In 2009 Geoff was made a member of the General Division for the Order of Australia, in 2014 he was a finalist for the WA Senior Australian of the Year and in 2018 AMP honoured him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Some incredible achievements!
It’s without a doubt that the Foundation would not be where it is today without the amazing leadership and dedication of Geoff.
Thank you, Geoff! We wish you nothing but joy in your milestone year and may you enjoy many more beautiful days ahead of you.