Below is a selection of testimonials sent to us from previous award recipients.
We thank the Tobin Brothers Foundation for the support of Western Chances.
We were thrilled to receive this donation resulting from the Dr Aubrey Moss Educational Trust Award in October 2022. Your support will help ensure we can continue supporting our young people to achieve their educational goals.
Many of our recipients, alumni and nominators express their gratitude for Western Chances’ support and we are very proud to share their progress and achievements. Below is a quote from one of our Alumni:
"I just want to say thank you. You've stood by me for 11 years and now I am so happy to be able to inform you that I did it. My dreams of becoming a doctor have become a reality. I've graduated in Doctor of Medicine and am now practicing in a hospital. I'll never forget not only the assistance by constant solid support and faith given to me by Western Chances. You give us all a chance. Thank you!"
We thank the Tobin Brothers Foundation for the support to the Cystic Fibrosis Community Care and provide you an update of the $4,807.50 that was so generously donated to us in December 2021 to support people with cystic fibrosis.
This generous grant was used to provide seven Innospire Go nebulisers and handsets, and four PariBoy Classic nebulisers to people in Victoria living with cystic fibrosis, who were experiencing financial hardship.
Notably, the grant also enhanced our collaborative working arrangement with hospital clinics throughout Victoria, to provide a seamless support network for patients. The grant allowed us to coordinate with clinical staff to identify those families experiencing financial hardship, and the subsequent purchase of a clinically approved and recommended nebuliser.
CYSTIC FIBROSIS Community Care
On behalf of the 130 families receiving NICU Survival Packs at Royal Children’s Hospital:
We thank Tobin Brothers Foundation for your generous support.
Kylie Pussell, CEO Miracle Babies Foundation
Grant received in 2020
I would like to express our deepest gratitude to Tobin Brothers Foundation for assisting Backpack 4 Kids with ensuring the many children displaced each day in Victoria have the essential items they urgently need. The generous donation enabled us to provide 64 My Essentials Packs and hundreds of Christmas Gifts to disadvantaged children in the Ballarat area. Sally Beard, Founder and CEO, Backpacks 4 Vic Kids
We are most grateful to the Tobin Brothers Foundation, who generously donated $2000 to the library for Braybrook Hub.
This has helped us establish a multi lingual library, to build early literacy and social skills.
Melbourne City Mission
We are very grateful for the donation we have received from the Tobin Brothers Foundation, to help us assist young people develop the range of skills and experience necessary to gain employment. On behalf of the young people who will be helped through your donation, as well as on behalf of the Brotherhood of St Laurence directors and staff, please accept our warm thanks for the compassion you have demonstrated through your support of the Youth Transitions Program.
Tony Nicholson, Brotherhood of St Laurence
We thank you for your generous support of our work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The grant of $3500 received from the Tobin Brothers Foundation has gone towards the purchase of 1400 single-use electrodes to be used by our paediatric Audiology and Otology Clinic in order to perform audiology tests on infants at risk of hearing loss. Diagnostic hearing tests for newborns, in particular, are essential for arriving at an early diagnosis and commencing early intervention, which play a big part in improving outcomes for hearing-impaired children.
Rita White, Taralye
Your willingness to help and your generosity of spirit make an immediate impact in the lives of those in our community who struggle to find a place where they can feel comfortable as the gain new skills. Donations such as yours are invaluable in helping to make our goals achievable.
Lyn Duclos, Chelsea Care Works
I would like to thank you for the generous support you have provided to Community Living & Respite Services Inc.
The grant received will greatly assist us to provide holiday activities to children with a disability in the Echuca region.
This will be a real highlight for the children and their parents and will provide opportunities for children to experience new things in the community. Congratulations on the wonderful assistance you are providing to the community.
Suzanna Barry, Community Living & Respite Services Inc.
Your generous donation will greatly assist us in continuing with providing quality services to our residents.
Kathy Devitt, Samarinda Aged Services
Thank you for helping us make a difference in breaking the cycle of drugs, violence and crime
that often overtakes these children as they grow up in such a dysfunctional negative environment.
It was evident from the awards presentation held on Thursday that the Tobin family and associates have
a genuine heart for the disadvantaged community and for the many smaller charities that are attempting to make a difference.
I know, like us, your award grants has encouraged many charities to press forward to achieve their goals.
Patrick Templeton, Inner-City Children’s Homework Club
Please accept our heartfelt thanks and appreciation, we are delighted that Tobin Brothers Foundation
recognises the importance of this program and continues to support our vital works in the community.
Maxine Miller, Prahran Mission